Indonesian police bust fake Rohingya people-smuggling network with AFP help

Indonesian police bust fake Rohingya people-smuggling network with AFP help

Posted April 24, 2018 10:09:17 Photo: People smugglers are taking advantage of the plight of legitimate Rohingya refugees fleeing persecution by boat. (Reuters) Indonesian police say they have worked with the Australian Federal Police to unravel a people-smuggling network that was aimed at bringing in fake Rohingya refugees to Australia. …

Hunt continues for suspected Mossad agents after killing of Hamas engineer in Malaysia

Hunt continues for suspected Mossad agents after killing of Hamas engineer in Malaysia

Updated April 24, 2018 10:45:03 Video: Malaysian police release images of suspects (ABC News) Related Story: Hamas blames Israeli spies for assassination in Malaysia Map: Palestinian Territory, Occupied Malaysian police say they are still hunting for two suspects in the murder of the Palestinian engineering professor Fadi al-Batsh on the …

Setya Novanto, Indonesia’s former speaker of parliament, jailed for 15 years over corruption charges

Setya Novanto, Indonesia’s former speaker of parliament, jailed for 15 years over corruption charges

Posted April 24, 2018 19:17:31 Photo: Setya Novanto has been sentenced to prison for corruption. (AP: Tatan Syuflana) A senior Indonesian politician has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for his role in the theft of $170 million of public money, a victory for police fighting corruption in Indonesia. …

Toronto van attack: Here’s what we know about the suspected driver, who appeared to dare police to kill him

Toronto van attack: Here’s what we know about the suspected driver, who appeared to dare police to kill him

Updated April 24, 2018 20:08:40 Video: Video from the scene shows a dramatic standoff between the suspected van driver and police. (ABC News) Related Story: ‘He hit every single person on the sidewalk’: Ten dead after Toronto van attack Canadian police are questioning a man suspected of running down dozens …

From Alice to the Arctic: The challenges of shooting a story in extreme cold – Regional

From Alice to the Arctic: The challenges of shooting a story in extreme cold – Regional

It was 43 degrees when I walked across the tarmac at Alice Springs airport. When I got to Oslo, it was -15, and I was heading somewhere that was supposed to be even colder. I was on my way to Svalbard, a remote archipelago north of Norway, just over a …

South African activists awarded Goldman Environmental Prize for fight against nuclear power deal

South African activists awarded Goldman Environmental Prize for fight against nuclear power deal

Updated April 24, 2018 15:30:45 Photo: Liz McDaid and Makona Lekalakala were awarded the 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize. (Supplied: Goldman Environmental Prize) Liz McDaid and Makoma Lekalakala have been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for their role in stopping a controversial nuclear deal between South Africa and Russia. Now …

Young ni-Vanuatu surfer attracts attention after wowing competition with duct-taped board

Young ni-Vanuatu surfer attracts attention after wowing competition with duct-taped board

Updated April 24, 2018 14:01:25 Photo: The international surfing community responded to this photo of 14-year-old ni-Van surfer Kaltaliu Kalotiti with offers of surfboards and other gear. (Vanuatu Surfing Association: Stef Mahuk) A ni-Vanuatu boy who captured online attention after progressing into the final stages of a local surfing competition …

Former US president George HW Bush hospitalised with blood infection after wife Barbara Bush’s funeral

Former US president George HW Bush hospitalised with blood infection after wife Barbara Bush’s funeral

Updated April 24, 2018 12:07:49 Photo: George HW Bush is pushed by his son at Barabra Bush’s funeral just days before the former US president was hospitalised. (AP: David J Phillip) Related Story: Barbara Bush remembered as family’s ‘enforcer’ Former US president George HW Bush is being treated for an …

Why the Royal baby might be named Arthur or Albert (and certainly won’t be Rocco or Cruz)

Why the Royal baby might be named Arthur or Albert (and certainly won’t be Rocco or Cruz)

Updated April 24, 2018 09:58:40 Photo: It’s a boy! The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a son. (Reuters: Henry Nicholls) Related Story: Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge expecting third child Related Story: William and Kate welcome Royal baby boy, fifth in line to the throne The Duke …

At least 9 dead, 16 injured after van hits crowd in Toronto

At least 9 dead, 16 injured after van hits crowd in Toronto

Updated April 24, 2018 08:00:16 Video: Video from the scene shows a dramatic standoff between the suspected van driver and police. (ABC News) Canadian police say nine people are dead and 16 are injured after a van mounted the kerb and hit a crowd of pedestrians in Toronto. Key points: …