James Hardie profit tumbles on mounting asbestos claims

James Hardie profit tumbles on mounting asbestos claims

Posted May 22, 2018 14:37:31 The building materials maker James Hardie says compensation claims from its historical production of asbestos fibre are higher than expected and have dragged down its profits. In its 2018 full year results, the company noted asbestos-related claims were almost $US200 million ($264 million) above original …

Ball-tampering scandal: Cricket Australia under mounting scrutiny over team culture

Ball-tampering scandal: Cricket Australia under mounting scrutiny over team culture

Updated April 01, 2018 18:03:04 Pressure is building on Cricket Australia (CA) as the cheating scandal moves into a second week — with suggestions more heads could roll. It has already claimed the scalps of three Australian players including captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and coach Darren Lehmann — …

China’s underground Catholic churches resist mounting Beijing pressure to control religion

China’s underground Catholic churches resist mounting Beijing pressure to control religion

Updated April 01, 2018 08:35:54 Photo: Mindong’s underground churches are being pushed to join the “Patriotic Association”. (ABC News: Ziyuan Wang) Related Story: ‘We have restored it’: The rise of Daoism in China Related Story: Chinese Communist Party readies crackdown on Christianity On a windy evening in the hills of …