Japan PM Shinzo Abe in Hawaii for landmark Pearl Harbor visit

Japan PM Shinzo Abe in Hawaii for landmark Pearl Harbor visit

Image copyright AP Image caption Shinzo Abe will pay tribute to the dead at the naval base Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has landed in Hawaii, ahead of a visit to Pearl Harbor, the US naval base attacked by the Japanese in 1941. Mr Abe will be accompanied by US President Barack Obama, making the […]

Typhoon Nock-Ten kills four in the Philippines

Media captionThe storm is carrying winds of up to 120km/h (74mph) Powerful typhoon Nock-Ten has killed at least four people after making its way through the Philippines, officials say. Despite initial fears, the heavily-populated capital, Manila, was spared by the storm, which had winds of up to 120 km/h (74 mph). Nock-Ten brought down trees […]

Floods close Uluru reserve

Floods close Uluru reserve

Image copyright Parks Australia Image caption The heavy rain meant waterfalls coming off the rock and flooding roads below A record amount of rainfall has led to the closure of Australia’s famous national park at Uluru. Waterfalls appeared all over the landmark, also known as Ayers Rock, at the heart of the park in central […]

Taiwan ‘Nazi rally’ school principal resigns

Taiwan ‘Nazi rally’ school principal resigns

Image copyright EPA Image caption The school will now hold a series of educational programmes The principal of a Taiwanese school whose students held a mock Nazi rally for a Christmas parade has resigned. Cheng Hsiao-ming, head of the Kuang Fu High School in Hsinchu, said he took “full responsibility” and apologised. Friday’s “rally” featured […]

South Africa v Sri Lanka: Suranga Lakmal restricts hosts with four wickets

South Africa v Sri Lanka: Suranga Lakmal restricts hosts with four wickets

Sri Lanka seamer Suranga Lakmal has never taken a five-wicket haul in Test cricket Sri Lanka pace bowler Suranga Lakmal took four wickets to restrict South Africa to 267-6 on the first day in Port Elizabeth. Lakmal dismissed openers Stephen Cook and Dean Elgar in quick succession after their 104-run partnership gave the hosts a […]

Mohammed Shami, India cricketer, defends wife against Twitter trolls

Mohammed Shami, India cricketer, defends wife against Twitter trolls

Image copyright Mohammed Shami Image caption Mohammed Shami has played 22 Tests for India Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami has criticised social media users who have been trolling his wife because of her choice of clothes. The pacer posted a picture of his wife on Facebook and Twitter on Sunday, with the words “beautiful moments”. But […]

Typhoon Nock-Ten threatens Philippine capital Manila

Typhoon Nock-Ten threatens Philippine capital Manila

Image copyright AP Image caption Civil defence officials in the Manila area say they have been put on “red alert” Powerful typhoon Nock-Ten is continuing to batter the Philippines, as it heads towards the area around the heavily-populated capital Manila. Civil defence officials have been put on “red alert”, as the storm is due to […]

Mohammed Shami: India cricketer defends wife against Twitter trolls

Mohammed Shami: India cricketer defends wife against Twitter trolls

Image copyright Mohammed Shami Image caption Mohammed Shami has played 22 Tests for India Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami has criticised social media users who have been trolling his wife because of her choice of clothes. The pacer posted a picture of his wife on Facebook and Twitter on Sunday, with the words “beautiful moments”. But […]

Boxing Day Test: Azhar’s 66 steadies Pakistan on rain-affected day one at MCG

Boxing Day Test: Azhar’s 66 steadies Pakistan on rain-affected day one at MCG

Australia’s bowlers were on top on day one, with Josh Hazlewood taking Babar Azam’s wicket with the last ball before lunch Azhar Ali’s unbeaten 66 helped Pakistan to reach 142-4 against Australia on a rain-affected first day of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne. Only 50.5 overs were possible at the MCG, but Australia still […]

China’s first aircraft carrier in Western Pacific drill

China’s first aircraft carrier in Western Pacific drill

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Liaoning conducted military drills in the Bohai Sea earlier this month China’s first aircraft carrier has set off to the Western Pacific, the navy says, describing the departure as part of routine exercises. It is the first time the Liaoning has been deployed to “distant sea waters”, state media […]