Fukushima nuclear disaster: Worker sues Tepco over cancer

Fukushima nuclear disaster: Worker sues Tepco over cancer

Image copyright AFP Image caption The plaintiff helped build scaffolding to repair the damaged No 4 reactor at the Fukushima plant A Japanese court has begun hearing the case of a man who developed leukaemia after working as a welder at the damaged Fukushima nuclear site. The plaintiff, 42, is the first person to be […]

US-Australia refugee deal: Trump in ‘worst call’ with Turnbull

US-Australia refugee deal: Trump in ‘worst call’ with Turnbull

Image copyright EPA A phone call between US President Donald Trump and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has called into question a refugee resettlement deal. The Washington Post reported Mr Trump called the conversation “the worst by far” of his calls with world leaders that day, and cut it short. Mr Trump later tweeted that he […]

India road victim bleeds to death as bystanders film

India road victim bleeds to death as bystanders film

Image caption Doctors say Anwar Ali could have been saved if he had been brought to hospital earlier Footage of a teenage victim of a hit-and-run accident pleading with unresponsive onlookers to take him to hospital has caused shock in India. Local media reported people gathered around and took pictures and videos of the injured […]

President Trump and Australia PM have ‘worst call’

President Trump and Australia PM have ‘worst call’

Image copyright AP/EPA Image caption Mr Trump has temporarily banned the entry of all refugees into the US A phone call between US President Donald Trump and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has called into question a refugee resettlement deal. The Washington Post reported Mr Trump called the conversation “the worst by far” of his calls […]

Grandfather’s plea for ‘fishing mate’ charms Australia

Grandfather’s plea for ‘fishing mate’ charms Australia

Image copyright Gumtree Image caption Ray Johnstone has been indundated with offers to go fishing A 75-year-old grandfather has been offered free holidays around Australia after his online advert to find a new “fishing mate” went viral. Ray Johnstone found casting lines off South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula without company had turned his lifelong passion into […]

UK paedophile faces jail for abuse

UK paedophile faces jail for abuse

Image copyright PA Image caption Mark Frost was extradited from Spain last year A prolific paedophile faces years in jail after admitting to 45 sex offences against children in the UK and abroad. Retired English teacher Mark Frost, 70, admitted abusing nine children in Thailand between 2009 and 2012. He pleaded guilty to 23 charges […]

Indian children died after ‘eating lychees on empty stomach’

Indian children died after ‘eating lychees on empty stomach’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Lychees contain a toxin that prevents the body from creating glucose US and Indian scientists say a mystery illness that killed more than 100 children a year in northern India was caused by eating lychees on an empty stomach. For more than two decades, apparently healthy children in a region […]

Afghan woman’s ears cut off by husband

Afghan woman’s ears cut off by husband

Image caption Zarina is now in a stable condition in hospital A 23-year-old Afghan woman has described to the BBC how her husband tied her up and cut off both her ears in a domestic violence attack in the northern province of Balkh. The woman – Zarina – is now in a stable but traumatised […]

The mystery of a Chinese tycoon’s disappearance

The mystery of a Chinese tycoon’s disappearance

Image caption Mr Xiao’s disappearance was widely covered by Hong Kong newspapers on Wednesday In 2015 five Hong Kong booksellers disappeared and later resurfaced in mainland China in the hands of Chinese authorities. Now, there are concerns that Chinese tycoon Xiao Jianhua, who has not been seen since last week, has met a similar fate. […]