Anger over UK ship’s damage to pristine reef

Anger over UK ship’s damage to pristine reef

Image copyright Stay Raja Ampat Two weeks ago, a British-owned cruise ship accidentally ran aground in one of Indonesia’s most pristine coral reefs, causing extensive damage. For local people, who rely on dive tourism, it is a sad and worrying time. “I was born here, I was in tears when I saw this damage,” said […]

Anger over UK ship’s damage to pristine reef

Anger over UK ship’s damage to pristine reef

Image copyright Stay Raja Ampat Two weeks ago, a British-owned cruise ship accidentally ran aground in one of Indonesia’s most pristine coral reefs, causing extensive damage. For local people, who rely on dive tourism, it is a sad and worrying time. “I was born here, I was in tears when I saw this damage,” said […]

Rhino horns worth $5m seized in Thailand off flight from Ethiopia

Rhino horns worth $5m seized in Thailand off flight from Ethiopia

Image copyright AFP Twenty-one rhino horns worth an estimated $5m have been seized in Thailand after being found in luggage sent from Ethiopia in the biggest such haul in years. The seizure comes days after 300kg of elephant ivory was also impounded in the country. Thailand is seen as a transit point for the illegal […]

US applications for New Zealand citizenship jump 70% after election

US applications for New Zealand citizenship jump 70% after election

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The country is more than 6,000 miles (10,000km) from the mainland US The number of Americans who applied for citizenship in New Zealand has jumped 70% in the three months since President Donald Trump was elected. There were 170 US applications during the first 12 weeks, compared with 100 […]

Kim Jong-nam death: Malaysia ‘to deport 50 North Koreans’

Kim Jong-nam death: Malaysia ‘to deport 50 North Koreans’

Image copyright AP Image caption Relations between Malaysia and North Korea have plummeted over the murder of Kim Jong-nam Malaysia says it will deport 50 North Koreans for overstaying their visas, despite its recent ban on North Koreans leaving the country. The group were working in Sarawak on Borneo island, Malaysia said. But it did […]

Anger over UK ship’s damage to pristine reef

Anger over UK ship’s damage to pristine reef

Image copyright Stay Raja Ampat Two weeks ago, a British-owned cruise ship accidentally ran aground in one of Indonesia’s most pristine coral reefs, causing extensive damage. For local people, who rely on dive tourism, it is a sad and worrying time. “I was born here, I was in tears when I saw this damage,” said […]

Kim Jong-nam death: Malaysia ‘to deport 50 North Koreans’

Kim Jong-nam death: Malaysia ‘to deport 50 North Koreans’

Image copyright AP Image caption Relations between Malaysia and North Korea have plummeted over the murder of Kim Jong-nam Malaysia says it will deport 50 North Koreans for overstaying their visas, despite its recent ban on North Koreans leaving the country. The group were working in Sarawak on Borneo island, Malaysia said. But it did […]

Coopers beer: Gay marriage row prompts boycott in Australia

Coopers beer: Gay marriage row prompts boycott in Australia

Image copyright Bible Society Image caption The video features a host and two MPs with opposing views on same-sex marriage Australia’s largest independent beer company has found itself at the centre of a boycott over a video discussing same-sex marriage. Several Australian bars have dumped Coopers Brewery after it was featured by religious group the […]

Taiwan ex-leader Ma Ying-jeou charged over secrets leak

Taiwan ex-leader Ma Ying-jeou charged over secrets leak

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mr Ma has already appeared in court several times for a lawsuit relating to the same incident Taiwanese prosecutors have charged former president Ma Ying-jeou with leaking secret information obtained from wiretapping a political opponent. Mr Ma has insisted he did not break any laws as he was merely […]

Anger over UK ship’s damage to pristine reef

Anger over UK ship’s damage to pristine reef

Image copyright Stay Raja Ampat Two weeks ago, a British cruise ship accidentally ran aground in one of Indonesia’s most pristine coral reefs, causing extensive damage. For local people, who rely on dive tourism, it is a sad and worrying time. “I was born here, I was in tears when I saw this damage,” said […]

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