Takata: Airbag-maker files for bankruptcy

Takata: Airbag-maker files for bankruptcy

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The faulty devices have been linked to at least 17 deaths globally Japanese car parts maker Takata has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Japan. It is facing billions of dollars in liabilities over its defective airbags, which have been linked to at least 17 deaths worldwide. Some […]

Crown Resorts staff jailed for enticing Chinese gamblers

Crown Resorts staff jailed for enticing Chinese gamblers

Image copyright WILLIAM WEST Three Australian employees of casino group Crown Resorts have been jailed after pleading guilty to illegally promoting gambling in China. Jason O’Connor, a senior executive in charge of attracting Chinese high-rollers, was sentenced to 10 months by the Baoshan District Court in Shanghai. Jerry Xuan and Pan Dan received nine-month jail […]

Great Barrier Reef worth A$56bn, report finds

Great Barrier Reef worth A$56bn, report finds

Image caption The Great Barrier Reef supports 64,000 jobs, according to a new study The Great Barrier Reef is worth A$56bn (£33bn; $42bn) and is critical to supporting economic activity in Australia, according to a new report. Deloitte Access Economics calculated the figure on the reef’s total “economic, social and icon value”. It found the […]

Narendra Modi: India PM talks tough on terror ahead of Trump meeting

Narendra Modi: India PM talks tough on terror ahead of Trump meeting

Image copyright @narendramodi Image caption Mr Modi’s speech on India’s approach to terrorism could be an attempt to find common ground with Mr Trump Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India “proved its power” to the world when it launched “surgical strikes” on militant bases in Pakistan. Mr Modi, in the US on an […]

Pakistan fuel tanker inferno kills at least 150

Pakistan fuel tanker inferno kills at least 150

Media captionPeople smoking at the scene may have sparked the fire A lorry carrying fuel has burst into flames near the Pakistani city of Ahmedpur East, killing at least 150 people, local officials say. Villagers had gathered, reportedly to collect fuel leaking from the crashed tanker, when it caught fire. Dozens are being treated in […]

Pakistan fuel tanker inferno kills at least 140

Pakistan fuel tanker inferno kills at least 140

Media captionPeople smoking at the scene may have sparked the fire A lorry carrying fuel has burst into flames near the Pakistani city of Ahmedpur East, killing at least 140 people, local officials say. Villagers had gathered, reportedly to collect fuel leaking from the crashed tanker, when it caught fire. Dozens are being treated in […]

Kashmir cable car accident: At least seven people killed

Kashmir cable car accident: At least seven people killed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The cable cars at Gulmarg offer spectacular views of the Himalayas At least seven people have been killed in Indian-administered Kashmir when the wire supporting a cable car snapped in the high-altitude tourist resort of Gulmarg, officials say. The cable car was sent crashing to the ground, killing everyone […]

AirAsia X flight lands after ‘shaking like washing machine’

AirAsia X flight lands after ‘shaking like washing machine’

Media captionWatch: Passenger films on board the flight An AirAsia X flight bound for Kuala Lumpur was forced to turn back to Australia after an engine problem left it “shaking like a washing machine”. The pilot said the decision to return to Perth 90 minutes after leaving was made because of “technical issues” with the […]

Vietnam blogger Pham Minh Hoang deported to France

Vietnam blogger Pham Minh Hoang deported to France

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hoang denies he was trying to overthrow the government A French-Vietnamese dissident blogger has been deported to France after losing his nationality of birth. Pham Minh Hoang served a jail sentence after being convicted in 2011 over articles that “blackened the image of the country”. Hoang, 62, was arrested in […]

Pakistan oil tanker inferno kills at least 140

Pakistan oil tanker inferno kills at least 140

Media captionPeople smoking at the scene may have sparked the fire At least 140 people were killed when a lorry transporting oil burst into flames near the Pakistani city of Ahmedpur East, local officials say. A crowd had gathered reportedly to collect fuel leaking from the overturned vehicle when it caught fire. Dozens are being […]