British man dies from sea snake bite in Australia

A British man has died after being bitten by a sea snake on a fishing trawler in Australia, police have said. The man, 23, had just pulled up a net off the coast of the...

How a lesbian love story is bypassing the Indian censors

Low-cost smartphones and cheap mobile data mean Indians are now hungrily consuming content over the small screen. And this is opening up a new world of creative freedom for the country's entertainment industry. Film director...

Netherlands police arrests foil ‘major terrorist attack’

Police in the Netherlands have arrested seven men over an alleged plot to carry out what they describe as a major terrorist attack involving guns and explosives. Police say the men were trying to source...

Air Niugini plane comes down in Micronesia lagoon

A passenger aircraft has come down in a lagoon off Chuuk International Airport in Micronesia after it overshot the runway, say airport officials. Images circulating online showed the Air Niugini plane, from Papua New Guinea,...

Kavanaugh accuser says alleged assault ‘altered my life’

The first of three woman to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct has said the assault "drastically altered" her life. Prof Christine Blasey Ford's written testimony describes how the alleged incident between...

Padma Lakshmi: TV host says why she kept silent on her alleged rape

US television host Padma Lakshmi has explained why she kept silent after allegedly being raped as a teenager. In a piece for the New York Times, Ms Lakshmi, 48, says she was raped by a man over...

Dellen Millard killed father as he slept and inherited millions

A former Canadian millionaire and twice-convicted murderer has been convicted of killing his father, whose death was initially ruled a suicide. Dellen Millard wept when he heard the judge pronounce him guilty of murdering his...

The Indian policewoman who stopped WhatsApp mob killings

Something unusual happened when dusk fell in early summer in more than 400 villages in the southern Indian state of Telangana. Men and women raced home from their farms earlier than usual, bolted the front...

Melbourne plane crash: Pilot error in fatal shopping centre incident

Pilot error was responsible for a small plane crash which killed five people in Melbourne last year, Australian authorities say. The plane hit a shopping centre after take-off, killing pilot Max Quartermain and his four...

Cathay Pacific spells own name wrong on new plane

An airline has had to send a new plane back to the paint shop after the company's name was spelled incorrectly on it. Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific painted its name as "Cathay Paciic" on the...

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