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Koalas could be endangered as result of bushfires: official

Australian Minister of Environment Sussan Ley has warned that koalas could be listed as an endangered species as a result of bushfires.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/14 11:03:37

Formation of special court sentencing Musharraf to death unconstitutional: Pakistani high court

A Pakistani court Monday annulled the death sentence handed to former president Pervez Musharraf, ruling that the special court that found him guilty of treason last year was unconstitutional.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/13 23:07:40

Pakistan court annuls Musharaff's death sentence: prosecutor

A Pakistan court on Monday annulled the death sentence handed to former military leader Pervez Musharraf, ruling that the special court which had found him guilty of treason last year was unconstitutional, a government prosecutor told AFP.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/13 21:53:40

Australian 'megablaze' brought under control after burning for about 3 months

Exhausted firefighters said they had finally brought Australia's largest “megablaze” under control on Monday, as wet weather promised to deliver much-needed respite for countryside ravaged by bushfires.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/13 21:13:40

Wanted: girlfriend to fly to the moon with

A Japanese billionaire has launched an online wanted ad for a girlfriend who will fly around the moon with him on a SpaceX rocket.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/13 17:43:41

Taal eruption grips Manila

Lava and broad columns of ash illuminated by lightning shot from an erupting volcano south of the Philippine capital on Monday, grounding hundreds of flights amid an alert for a possible “explosive eruption.”
Source: AFP | 2020/1/13 17:43:40

Untouched yet ruined: toll of S.Korea spycam epidemic

Lee Yu-jung took her own life after a colleague secretly filmed her in the changing room of the hospital where they both worked, the country's first reported “spycam” death. Footage of Lee was found among a bigger cache of video of women, all illegally snatched in the country's spycam epidemic, often with cheap devices as small as a key ring.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/13 17:08:42

Animal welfare group begins search, rescue mission for wildlife on Australia's fire-ravaged Kangaroo Island

A disaster response team has been deployed to South Australia's bushfire-ravaged Kangaroo Island on Monday, to begin a search and rescue mission for thousands of animals caught in the blaze.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/13 14:23:17

Education can reduce violence against women in Fiji: minister

Education is never going to be fully fulfilled if Fijians fail to raise men and boys who respect women and girls.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/13 14:22:01

Australian PM takes major polling hit amid bushfires

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has suffered a blow to his approval rating amid the ongoing bushfire crisis.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/13 10:22:37

Police battle anti-Modi protesters

Indian police baton-charged protesters on Sunday to stop them reaching Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cavalcade as nationwide protests against a bitterly disputed citizenship law entered a second month.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/12 22:13:42

Cool weather temporarily eases blazes

Massive bushfires in southeastern Australia still have a “long way to go,” authorities have warned, even as colder conditions brought some relief to exhausted firefighters and communities on Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/12 19:03:41

Celebration for upcoming Chinese Spring Festival kicks off in Japan's Nagoya

A three-day celebration for the upcoming Chinese Spring Festival kicked off Saturday in central Japanese city of Nagoya.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/12 12:50:11

Bushfire victim

A koala is treated for burns from bushfires on Kangaroo Island, in South Australia. About one-third of Kangaroo Island, a popular wildlife haven and tourist attraction off the coast of South Australia state, has been razed in the bushfires. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2020/1/10 22:03:40

Japan's Abe heading to Middle East to urge calm amid rising tensions

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit the Middle East from Saturday, hoping to ease soaring regional tensions after the US killing of a top Iranian general.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/10 20:03:41

S. Korea, US to hold talks over cost-sharing for USFK

Negotiators from South Korea and the United States will hold talks in Washington next week over the sharing of the upkeep cost for the US Forces Korea (USFK), Seoul's foreign ministry said on Friday.
Source: Xinhuaa | 2020/1/10 17:02:56

Jumbo pageant

Mahouts wash an elephant near a fountain in a public park ahead of the annual Perahera festival at the Kelaniya Buddhist temple in Kelaniya of Sri Lanka on Thursday. Hundreds of devotees and onlookers are expected to gather for the annual elephant pageant, held the night before the full moon in January, to commemorate the visit of Lord Buddha to the temple. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2020/1/9 23:48:40

Man walks free as verdict reversed in South Korea #MeToo case

A former prosecutor who was tried following groping allegations that fuelled South Korea's #MeToo movement walked free on Thursday after his conviction was quashed by the country's top court.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/9 21:18:40