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‘I love Australia’ Trump says as leaders meet after refugee row

‘I love Australia’ Trump says as leaders meet after refugee row

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters gathered outside the venue in Donald Trump’s home city Donald Trump called his relationship with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull “fantastic” following a meeting in New York. It is their first encounter since an acrimonious phone call in February. “We get along great. We have a fantastic relationship, I […]

India launches major Kashmir anti-militant operation

India launches major Kashmir anti-militant operation

Image copyright AFP Image caption One police official described the anti-militant operation as “unprecedented” Indian security forces are searching for militants in the restive region of Kashmir in what is being called a major operation. The move, which began on Thursday, follows a series of attacks on security forces and banks in southern districts of […]

China’s first big passenger plane takes off for maiden flight

China’s first big passenger plane takes off for maiden flight

Image copyright AFP China’s first large domestically made passenger aircraft has completed its maiden flight, mounting a major challenge to Boeing and Airbus. After about 90 minutes in the air the plane landed safely back at Pudong airport in Shanghai. The plane is a key symbol of Beijing’s soaring ambitions to enter the global aviation […]

‘Heaviest woman’ admitted to UAE hospital for treatment

‘Heaviest woman’ admitted to UAE hospital for treatment

Image copyright EPA Image caption Doctors say Eman Abd El Aty has lost more than 250kg An Egyptian woman who was believed to have been the world’s heaviest has been admitted to a hospital in Abu Dhabi to receive further treatment. Eman Abd El Aty, said to have weighed around 500kg (1,102lb), left an Indian […]

Scottish man dies during skydive in Pattaya, Thailand

Scottish man dies during skydive in Pattaya, Thailand

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Jim McConnell was an experienced skydiver A Scottish man has died while skydiving in the Thai resort town of Pattaya with a group of friends. James McConnell, 69, who is understood to be originally from Clydebank, landed in a reservoir. The skydiving centre Thai Sky Adventures told the BBC it […]

‘I love Australia’ Trump says as leaders meet after refugee row

‘I love Australia’ Trump says as leaders meet after refugee row

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters gathered outside the venue in Donald Trump’s home city Donald Trump called his relationship with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull “fantastic” following a meeting in New York. It is their first encounter since an acrimonious phone call in February. “We get along great. We have a fantastic relationship, I […]

Afghan warlord Hekmatyar returns to Kabul after peace deal

Afghan warlord Hekmatyar returns to Kabul after peace deal

Image copyright EPA Veteran warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has returned to the Afghan capital, eight months after signing a peace deal with the government. Mr Hekmatyar, an Islamist warlord accused of numerous atrocities, leads Hezb-e-Islami, the country’s second largest militant group. Under the deal, he has agreed to accept the constitution and abandon violence. Some see […]

Mother ‘not responsible’ for killing eight children in Australia

Mother ‘not responsible’ for killing eight children in Australia

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police officers at the scene where the eight children were found dead An Australian woman who killed eight children in a stabbing attack at her home will not stand trial because she was of “unsound mind” at the time. Raina Thaiday was experiencing a psychotic episode when she turned […]

Rent me: Stranger for hire

Middle-aged men, such as Tsutomu Ikeda, are hiring themselves out for friendship via a website in Japan. Whenever Ikeda isn’t running his two businesses, he is spending time with clients who rent him for £7 an hour. We follow him as he joins one client to sing karaoke and takes another out for dinner. Produced […]

Mother ‘not responsible’ for killing eight children in Australia

Mother ‘not responsible’ for killing eight children in Australia

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police officers at the scene where the eight children were found dead An Australian woman who killed eight children in a stabbing attack at her home will not stand trial because she was of “unsound mind” at the time. Raina Thaiday was experiencing a psychotic episode when she turned […]