Australia’s Crown casino denies slot-machine ‘tampering’

Australia’s Crown casino denies slot-machine ‘tampering’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The allegations was made by casino staff members Australia’s largest casino has denied allegations it deliberately tampered with slot machines and ignored evidence of drug use and domestic violence. The claims, by three people who said they were ex-employees of Crown casino, were tabled in Australia’s parliament. Authorities will investigate […]

What’s it like to live in North Korea?

North Korea is one of the most closed-off counties on the planet, with little access to the outside world. Four North Koreans who managed to escape explain what life was like back home and what they miss the most. James Reevell, Hosu Lee & Wonjung Bae What’s it like to live in North Korea?}

China’s Communist Party congress begins in Beijing

China’s Communist Party congress begins in Beijing

Media captionThe Communist Party’s messages are plastered all across Beijing China’s biggest political event, the Communist Party congress, has begun in Beijing under tight security. Party leader and Chinese president Xi Jinping is addressing more than 2,000 delegates in the capital. The closed-door summit, which takes place once every five years, determines who rules China […]

Six fishermen missing in capsize off Australian coast

Six fishermen missing in capsize off Australian coast

Image copyright QUEENSLAND POLICE Image caption Police have found debris from the trawler, which capsized on Monday Six fishermen are missing after their trawler capsized and sank off the east coast of Australia. A seventh man managed to survive being stranded for about 12 hours in waters near the Queensland town of Seventeen Seventy, according […]

What’s it like to live in North Korea?

North Korea is one of the most closed-off counties on the planet, with little access to the outside world. Four North Koreans who managed to escape explain what life was like back home and what they miss the most. James Reevell, Hosu Lee & Wonjung Bae What’s it like to live in North Korea?}

Indonesia massacres: Declassified US files shed new light

Indonesia massacres: Declassified US files shed new light

Image copyright EPA Image caption Relatives visit a site believed to be the burial ground for victims US authorities knew about the mass killings in Indonesia in 1965-1966, declassified documents have revealed. They show US staff in Jakarta had detailed information about what they described in telegrams as “slaughter” and at times “indiscriminate killings”. Violence […]

Afghanistan Taliban twin attacks kill dozens

Afghanistan Taliban twin attacks kill dozens

Image copyright EPA Image caption Afghan men injured in the bomb attack on a police training school Suicide bombers and gunmen have stormed a police training centre in the eastern Afghan city of Gardez, killing at least 41 people. Some 110 civilians and 48 police were injured. The interior ministry said the local police chief […]

Philippine conflict: Duterte says Marawi is militant-free

Philippine conflict: Duterte says Marawi is militant-free

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gunfire could be heard in the city just moments before Mr Duterte declared Marawi liberated Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the city of Marawi “liberated” from militants, even as fighting continues. The army said it was battling up to 30 militants left in the city, who were holding about […]

Afghanistan Taliban ‘suicide attack’ kills dozens

Afghanistan Taliban ‘suicide attack’ kills dozens

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Smoke rises from the police headquarters in Gardez, the capital of Paktia province Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen have stormed a police training centre in the eastern Afghan city of Gardez, killing at least 33 people, officials say. Another 160 were injured in the assault. The Interior Ministry said the […]

Australia rejects chief scientist’s clean energy proposal

Australia rejects chief scientist’s clean energy proposal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Australian government has been criticised over its commitment to renewables The Australian government has rejected a Clean Energy Target (CET) recommended by the nation’s chief scientist, opting for a plan focusing on energy security. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the alternative would still lower emissions and ensure Australia […]