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Australia Day: Council shifts celebrations over sensitivities

Australia Day: Council shifts celebrations over sensitivities

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thousands protest Australia Day in Melbourne earlier this year A council in Melbourne has voted to stop celebrating Australia Day because of Aboriginal cultural sensitivities. The City of Yarra made a unanimous decision to drop all references to Australia Day and cease holding citizenship ceremonies on 26 January. Australia […]

Thai activist gets prison for sharing king’s profile on Facebook

Thai activist gets prison for sharing king’s profile on Facebook

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jatupat Boonpattararaksa pleaded guilty to charges of defaming the monarchy A student activist in Thailand has received a prison term of two-and-a-half years after sharing a profile of King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Facebook. Jatupat Boonpattararaksa pleaded guilty to charges of defaming the monarchy. He was arrested for sharing the profile, […]

N Korea leader ‘briefed’ on Guam plan but opts to wait

N Korea leader ‘briefed’ on Guam plan but opts to wait

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korean state media released photos of Kim Jong-un apparently reviewing military documents North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reviewed plans to fire missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam but will hold off, state media said. Although prepared for “the enveloping fire at Guam”, the North said it […]

Thai activist gets prison for sharing king’s profile on Facebook

Thai activist gets prison for sharing king’s profile on Facebook

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jatupat Boonpattararaksa pleaded guilty to charges of defaming the monarchy A student activist in Thailand has received a prison term of two-and-a-half years after sharing a profile of King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Facebook. Jatupat Boonpattararaksa pleaded guilty to charges of defaming the monarchy. He was arrested for sharing the profile, […]

N Korea leader ‘briefed’ on Guam plan but opts to wait

N Korea leader ‘briefed’ on Guam plan but opts to wait

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korean state media released photos of Kim Jong-un apparently reviewing military documents North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reviewed plans to fire missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam but will hold off, state media said. Although prepared for “the enveloping fire at Guam”, the North said it would […]

N Korea leader ‘briefed’ on Guam plan but opts to wait

N Korea leader ‘briefed’ on Guam plan but opts to wait

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korean state media released photos of Kim Jong-un apparently reviewing military documents North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reviewed plans to fire missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam but will hold off, state media said. Although prepared for “the enveloping fire at Guam”, the North said it would […]

N Korea leader ‘briefed’ on Guam plan but opts to wait

N Korea leader ‘briefed’ on Guam plan but opts to wait

Image copyright AFP Image caption North Korea has stepped up its defiant tone against the US North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reviewed plans to fire missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam, state media said, but would watch US actions before making a decision. Although prepared for “the enveloping fire at Guam”, the […]

North Korea leader ‘briefed’ on Guam missile plan

North Korea leader ‘briefed’ on Guam missile plan

Image copyright AFP Image caption North Korea has stepped up its defiant tone against the US North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been briefed on a plan to fire missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam, state media says. But the report said he would watch US actions before making a decision on “the […]

Teen’s death at Chinese internet addiction camp sparks anger

Teen’s death at Chinese internet addiction camp sparks anger

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Some internet addiction “boot camps” employ military-style discipline in treating patients A Chinese teenager has died days after he was sent to an internet addiction treatment centre, reigniting criticism of these controversial institutions. The 18-year-old had allegedly sustained multiple injuries, and the centre’s director and staff members have been […]

North Korea crisis: South’s leader in plea to avoid war

North Korea crisis: South’s leader in plea to avoid war

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Gen Dunford (L) met President Moon (R) during his tour of the region South Korean President Moon Jae-in has called on his US ally to help prevent a war, amid worsening tension over the North’s nuclear threat. Mr Moon told the visiting top US military official that there must be […]