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South Korea ministry apologises over artists’ blacklist

South Korea ministry apologises over artists’ blacklist

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Culture ministry officials made a statement of apology to the nation South Korea’s culture ministry has apologised for blacklisting of artists who were critical of the government of embattled President Park Geun-hye. The ministry called the situation “distressing” and promised to co-operate fully with any investigation. The move follows the […]

Actor fatally shot during Bliss n Eso music video in Brisbane

Actor fatally shot during Bliss n Eso music video in Brisbane

Image copyright 9news.com.au Image caption Police at the scene in Eagle Lane, Brisbane An actor has died after being shot while filming a music video in the Australian city of Brisbane. The man, in his 20s, suffered a chest wound inside the Brooklyn Standard bar in Eagle Lane in the city centre, Queensland police said. […]

Jallikattu: New Tamil Nadu law allows India bullfights

Jallikattu: New Tamil Nadu law allows India bullfights

Image caption Protesters burnt vehicles during Monday’s protests The southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has passed a new law to allow a controversial bull-taming festival. The move comes after days of protests in support of the sport, known as jallikattu. On Monday, protesters set several vehicles on fire and incidents of arson were reported […]

China birth rate up after one-child rule change

China birth rate up after one-child rule change

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Few young Chinese people have grown up with siblings Birth rates in China rose to their highest level since 2000 last year, despite a fall in the number of women of childbearing age, say officials. The increase follows the relaxation of China’s strict one-child policy a year ago. There were […]

Samsung confirms battery faults as cause of Note 7 fires

Samsung confirms battery faults as cause of Note 7 fires

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Galaxy Note 7 had been well-reviewed but dozens of the phones overheated Samsung’s probe into its Galaxy Note 7 fiasco has found that the overheating and burning of the phones was caused by faults with their batteries. The firm had axed its iPhone rival in October last year after […]

India Andhra Pradesh train crash leaves 39 dead and scores injured

India Andhra Pradesh train crash leaves 39 dead and scores injured

Image caption Rail accidents are not unusual in India At least 39 people have been killed and dozens injured after a train derailed in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, officials say. Nine coaches and the engine left the tracks near Kuneru station in Vizianagaram district, the head of East Coast Railway, JP Mishra, said. […]

India Andhra Pradesh train crash leaves 36 dead and scores injured

India Andhra Pradesh train crash leaves 36 dead and scores injured

Image caption Rail accidents are not unusual in India At least 36 people have been killed and many others injured after a train derailed in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, officials say. Nine coaches and the engine left the tracks near Kuneru station in Vizianagaram district, the head of East Coast Railway, JP Mishra, […]

India Andhra Pradesh train crash leaves 26 dead and scores injured

India Andhra Pradesh train crash leaves 26 dead and scores injured

Image copyright AFP Image caption Rescuers say the death toll could rise further At least 26 people have been killed and many others injured after a train derailed in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, officials say. Seven coaches and the engine left the tracks near Kuneru station in Vizianagaram district, the head of East […]

India Andhra Pradesh train crash leaves 23 dead and scores injured

India Andhra Pradesh train crash leaves 23 dead and scores injured

At least 23 people have been killed and many others injured after a train derailed in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, officials say. Seven coaches and the engine left the tracks near Kuneru station in Vizianagaram district, the head of East Coast Railway, JP Mishra, said. Many people are still trapped in the wreckage […]

Melbourne car deaths: Four killed as driver strikes pedestrians

Media captionMobile footage shows a man driving erratically in Melbourne Four people, including a young child, have died after a car deliberately hit pedestrians in central Melbourne, police say. At least 29 people were injured, among them a baby who is in a critical condition after the car hit a pram. Police say they rammed […]