Australia citizenship: Sixth MP in eligibility trouble

Australia citizenship: Sixth MP in eligibility trouble

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Fiona Nash has asked a court to rule on her eligibility A sixth Australian MP will have their eligibility for office decided by the nation’s High Court over the issue of dual citizenship. Government Senator Fiona Nash revealed she is a UK citizen by descent because of her Scottish-born father. […]

USS Fitzgerald: US Navy to discipline dozen sailors

USS Fitzgerald: US Navy to discipline dozen sailors

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The USS Fitzgerald sustained considerable damage The US Navy has announced that about a dozen sailors are to be disciplined after seven crew on the USS Fitzgerald were killed in a collision. The destroyer collided with a Philippines container ship in Japanese waters in June. The deputy chief of naval […]

Alibaba surges while Walmart stalls

Alibaba surges while Walmart stalls

Image copyright Getty Images Online retail giant Alibaba has again reported strong earnings, posting a 56% rise in quarterly revenue. Net income grew by 94% to 14.7bn yuan ($2.2bn; £1.7bn;) for the three months ending June 30, compared to the same period last year. The performance is in sharp contrast to US big box retailer […]

Pauline Hanson wears burka in Australian Senate

Pauline Hanson wears burka in Australian Senate

Image copyright EPA Image caption Pauline Hanson took her usual seat in the Senate chamber The leader of Australia’s far-right One Nation party has worn a burka on the floor of the nation’s Senate. Pauline Hanson’s entrance drew audible shock from other senators ahead of a bid by her party to ban the garment in […]

Chinese media ‘racist’ video on India clash sparks anger

Chinese media ‘racist’ video on India clash sparks anger

Image copyright Xinhua Image caption The video features a Chinese actor in costume mimicking an Indian accent Chinese state media has released a propaganda video that lambasts India over a border dispute, sparking accusations of racism. The English-language clip, which accuses India of committing “sins”, features a Chinese actor in a turban, mockingly speaking in […]

Guam: A conflicted island at the centre of a firestorm

Guam: A conflicted island at the centre of a firestorm

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Guam is known for its picturesque beaches Last week a threat from North Korea to fire missiles into the sea near Guam led to a spike in war rhetoric from both the US and the North, and put the tiny island territory squarely at the centre of the world’s […]

The Indian schoolgirl fighting to save her ‘lifeline’ park

The Indian schoolgirl fighting to save her ‘lifeline’ park

Image caption The park is Navya Singh’s “favourite place” A seven-year-old Indian schoolgirl has filed a petition in court and written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a bid to save her neighbourhood park. Navya Singh wrote, ” I think you’ll listen to me. This park is our lifeline,” in her open letter. She is […]

Australian justice minister denies UK citizenship

Australian justice minister denies UK citizenship

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michael Keenan says he relinquished dual citizenship in 2004 Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan has denied he is a British dual citizen, after becoming the latest figure caught up in a political saga. Australian MPs and senators are not allowed to hold dual citizenship. Five other Australian politicians are […]

India and China troops clash along Himalayan border

India and China troops clash along Himalayan border

Image copyright AFP Image caption Tension escalates again between India and China along disputed border A confrontation occurred between Indian and Chinese soldiers along a disputed border in the western Himalayas, Indian officials said on Tuesday. The PTI news agency said soldiers threw stones, causing minor injuries to both sides, as Chinese troops tried to […]

Floods in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh leave 250 dead

More than 250 people have died after relentless monsoon rains caused flooding in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Millions of people have been marooned and the authorities are struggling to reach some areas. Here, a man crosses flood waters in the Saptari District of Nepal. Floods in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh leave 250 dead}