New South Wales reverses greyhound racing ban

New South Wales reverses greyhound racing ban

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australia’s greyhound racing industry has been in turmoil The government of the Australian state of New South Wales has reversed plans to ban greyhound racing. The ban was due to be imposed after an inquiry found overwhelming evidence of animal cruelty, including mass killings and the use of live […]

Girl under 15 married every seven seconds, says Save the Children

Girl under 15 married every seven seconds, says Save the Children

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption India is one of the countries with a high number of child marriages, the report says One girl under the age of 15 is married every seven seconds, according to a new report by Save the Children. The study says girls as young as 10 are forced to marry […]

China building collapse kills at least 22

China building collapse kills at least 22

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Six people are known to have survived Monday’s collapse Twenty two people have been confirmed dead after a group of residential buildings collapsed in eastern China, state media reports. The incident on Monday saw four buildings in Wenzhou in Zhejiang province reduced to rubble, reported the Xinhua news agency. […]

Bangladesh ‘cafe attack planner killed’ in police raid

Bangladesh ‘cafe attack planner killed’ in police raid

Image copyright AP Image caption Residents gathered to watch as the raid unfolded in Narayanganj Bangladeshi police say they have stormed a hideout near Dhaka and killed the suspected planner of a cafe attack last month that left 22 people dead. “Tamim Chowdhury is dead,” said senior police officer Sanwar Hossain, referring to the Bangladeshi-Canadian […]

China school pollution reports ‘wrong’ – investigation

China school pollution reports ‘wrong’ – investigation

Image copyright Sina Weibo Image caption The original report on China’s state news broadcaster was unusually outspoken Investigators in China say they have found no evidence that pollution caused hundreds of school pupils to become sick earlier this year. State TV in April said soil tests near the school showed chemical levels at 95,000 times […]

Micronesia: Couple rescued from desert island after SOS spotted in sand

Micronesia: Couple rescued from desert island after SOS spotted in sand

Image copyright US Navy Image caption The couple were trying to reach another nearby island when they became stranded on East Fayu Two people have been rescued from an uninhabited Pacific island after a US Navy helicopter spotted their SOS sign. The pilots spotted the sign drawn into sand on East Fayu Island in Micronesia […]

Bangladesh ‘cafe attack planner killed’ in police raid

Bangladesh ‘cafe attack planner killed’ in police raid

Image copyright AP Image caption Residents gathered to watch as the raid unfolded in Narayanganj Bangladeshi police say they have stormed a hideout near Dhaka and killed the suspected planner of a cafe attack last month that left 22 people dead. “Tamim Chowdhury is dead,” said senior police officer Sanwar Hossain, referring to the Bangladeshi-Canadian […]

Bangladesh ‘cafe attack planner killed’ in police raid

Bangladesh ‘cafe attack planner killed’ in police raid

Image copyright AP Image caption Residents gathered to watch as the raid unfolded in Narayanganj Bangladeshi police say they have stormed a hideout near Dhaka and killed the suspected planner of a cafe attack last month that left 22 people dead. “Tamim Chowdhury is dead,” said senior police officer Sanwar Hossain, referring to the Bangladeshi-Canadian […]

China joins UN in condemning North Korea ballistic missile tests

China joins UN in condemning North Korea ballistic missile tests

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption A replica of a Scud missile (centre) similar to those believed launched by the North in July China has joined the 14 other members of the UN Security Council in strongly condemning North Korea for test-firing ballistic missiles. The Security Council issued a unanimous statement, agreeing to take “significant […]