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  • Hurricane Maria: Storm pummels Dominica; barrels toward US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

    19 September 2017 8:01 PM 14

    Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month, is pushing towards the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico after ripping through the small island nation of Dominica causing "mind boggling" damage. Maria, a "potentially catastrophic" storm, regained rare category five strength on Tuesday as it churned about 240 kilometres south-east

  • Myanmar's Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rakhine, but rights groups critical

    19 September 2017 11:27 AM 37

    NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Tuesday human rights violations in Rakhine state and said violators would be brought to book, but she did not address U.N. accusations of a campaign of ethnic cleansing by the military. The Nobel Peace laureate's remarks came in her first address to the nation since attacks by Rohingya

  • Rohingya refugees: Was Aung San Suu Kyi's speech too little, too late?

    19 September 2017 8:05 AM 16

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's speech to the nation about the humanitarian plight of the Rohingya people is too little too late for those in the international community who have repeatedly demanded she speak up for the rights of the Muslim minority. Nor did she explicitly acknowledge the brutal military crackdown by Myanmar's military since late August

  • Melbourne grandmother dies on Thai holiday

    19 September 2017 8:01 AM 16

    A Melbourne grandmother who drowned in the surf while on holiday in Thailand has been remembered by her colleagues as "a true people person". Barbara Fistrovic, 65, was swimming at Phuket's Kamala Beach on Sunday when she was overwhelmed by powerful waves, the Phuket News reported on Monday. Lifeguards pulled her unconscious from the water but were unable

  • Rohingya refugees: Aung San Suu Kyi condemns all rights violations in Myanmar

    19 September 2017 4:52 AM 15

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has condemned all human rights violations and said anyone responsible for abuses in troubled Rakhine State would face the law. Ms Suu Kyi, in her first address to the nation since attacks by Rohingya Muslim insurgents on August 25 sparked a military response that has forced more than 410,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh, said Myanmar

  • Category 5 Hurricane Maria batters at Dominica in Caribbean

    19 September 2017 3:23 AM 35

    SHOCKING images have shown in terrifying force how and why an island nation is out of sight at the storm’s “complete mercy”. As Hurricane Maria intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm and pounded the little island of Dominica, its prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, found himself in the eye of the beast’s path. The hurricane has surged into the eastern

  • Clashes in eastern Ethiopia kill 50, displace 50,000: officials

    17 September 2017 11:11 PM 16

    Addis Ababa: Clashes along the border of Ethiopia's Oromiya and Somali regions have displaced around 50,000 people, a senior regional official said on Sunday, in violence that has prompted the government to send the military in. Spokesmen from the two regions told regional news outlets earlier this week that at least 50 people were killed. Each side blames

  • UK Tube bomb attack suspect identified

    17 September 2017 10:28 PM 14

    A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the London's Parsons Green Tube bomb blast, has been identified as Syrian refugee Yahyah Farroukh. It is understood Mr Farroukh had been detained in Hounslow, west London on Sunday. This comes as UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced the UK's terror threat level has been lowered from 'critical'

  • Canberra records Cassini's last signal as 13-year Saturn mission ends

    17 September 2017 8:07 AM 16

    US space agency NASA received the final signal from its Cassini spacecraft on Friday as its groundbreaking 13-year Saturn mission ended with a meteor-like plunge into the planet's atmosphere. Cassini, the first spacecraft to orbit Saturn, ended its mission around 8.54pm AEST, shortly after it lost contact with Earth as it entered the gas giant's crushing

  • London Tube attack: Man arrested following a police raid in Surrey

    17 September 2017 7:31 AM 56

    POLICE have arrested a 21-year-old man on the outskirts of London, hours after an 18-year-old was caught at Dover. A 21-year-old man was arrested in Hounslow, in outer west London, at 11.50pm on Saturday night local time, the Met said. The suspect was taken to a south London police station for questioning and remains in custody, police revealed on Sunday