Guard asked youth inmates for oral sex, Australian inquiry hears

Guard asked youth inmates for oral sex, Australian inquiry hears

Image copyright ABC Image caption Conan Zamolo gives evidence at the royal commission A former guard at an Australian youth detention centre has admitted filming himself asking teenage inmates for oral sex. Conan Zamolo’s testimony came during a royal commission inquiry into youth detention in the Northern Territory. The commission was launched last year after […]

Spider venom may offer stroke therapy

Spider venom may offer stroke therapy

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Funnel web spiders are milked using a pipette that sucks up their venom A protein in spider venom may help protect the brain from injury after a stroke, according to research. Scientists found a single dose of the protein Hi1a worked on lab rats. They said it showed […]

Canada’s top court hears Jassi Sidhu extradition case

Canada’s top court hears Jassi Sidhu extradition case

Image copyright justiceforjassi.com Image caption Malkit Kaur Sidhu and Subjit Singh Badesha (right photo) are accused of planning the attack on the young couple Canada is confident assurances from India will be enough to prevent the accused in a so-called honour killing of being mistreated if extradited, a lawyer has told the Supreme Court. Malkit […]

Brazil meat scandal: China and EU suspend imports

Brazil meat scandal: China and EU suspend imports

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Temer invited foreign diplomats to a steak house in Brasilia on Sunday evening Some of the biggest consumers of Brazilian meat have suspended imports over allegations that companies have been selling unsafe produce for years. China has banned red meat imports from Brazil, while the European Union said it […]

S Korea complains to WTO about China over Thaad

S Korea complains to WTO about China over Thaad

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US THAAD missile system being deployed in South Korea has angered China South Korea has appealed to the World Trade Organization to determine if the Chinese government is treating South Korean companies unfairly. Seoul claims Beijing is retaliating economically over its deployment of a US anti-missile defence system. […]

Vodafone’s Indian unit and Idea Cellular announce merger

Vodafone’s Indian unit and Idea Cellular announce merger

Image copyright Getty Images UK telecoms giant Vodafone has merged its Indian business with Idea Cellular, India’s third-largest network, to create the country’s largest operator. The combined company will have almost 400 million customers, accounting for 35% of the market share, the firms said in a statement. The announcement ends months of speculation over an […]

Australian MPs’ private numbers mistakenly published online

Australian MPs’ private numbers mistakenly published online

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The mistake affected a large number of Australian MPs and their staffers The private phone numbers of a large section of Australian politicians have been mistakenly published online. Former prime ministers’ numbers were among those visible on a government website for more than three months, Fairfax Media reported. The […]

Beijing park dispenses loo roll using facial recognition

Beijing park dispenses loo roll using facial recognition

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Besides its free supply of toilet paper, the park is also known for housing the iconic Temple of Heaven complex of religious buildings A park in Beijing has installed toilet paper dispensers with facial recognition to stop visitors from taking too much loo roll, media reports say. Machines at […]

Man found dead in suspected crocodile attack in Australia

Man found dead in suspected crocodile attack in Australia

Image copyright Getty Images A man has been found dead after a suspected crocodile attack in Australia, authorities say. The victim is believed to be a spear fisherman, 35, whose boat was found empty off Palmer Point, in Far North Queensland, on Saturday. Queensland Police said an initial investigation suggested the man was killed by […]

How to save a 500-year-old dying language

Media captionVolunteers in Singapore are teaching people the Kristang language Until two years ago, university student Kevin Martens Wong had never even heard of his ancestral tongue, let alone spoken it. The Singaporean linguist was researching endangered languages when he stumbled upon Kristang in a book. As he dug deeper, he realised it was the […]

1 53 54 55 56 57 92