North Korean defector found to have ‘enormous parasites’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Parasites like tapeworms (file pic) can live inside people’s digestive tracts A North Korean soldier who was shot while fleeing across the border has an extremely high level of parasites in his intestines, his doctors say. The defector crossed the demilitarised zone on Monday, but was shot several times […]

Mungo Man: Australia’s oldest remains taken to ancestral home

Mungo Man: Australia’s oldest remains taken to ancestral home

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The return of the remains was welcomed with a traditional ceremony For decades, Australia’s oldest human remains – an Aboriginal man who died about 42,000 years ago – have been stored at a university in Canberra. But on Friday, the skeleton known as Mungo Man was returned to his […]

Mungo Man: Australia’s oldest remains taken to ancestral home

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The return of the remains was welcomed with a traditional ceremony For decades, Australia’s oldest human remains – an Aboriginal man who died about 42,000 years ago – have been stored at a university in Canberra. But on Friday, the skeleton known as Mungo Man was returned to his […]

Mungo Man: Australia’s oldest remains taken to ancestral home

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The return of the remains was welcomed with a traditional ceremony For decades, Australia’s oldest human remains – an Aboriginal man who died about 42,000 years ago – have been stored at a university in Canberra. But on Friday, the skeleton known as Mungo Man was returned to his […]

North Korean defector found to have ‘enormous parasites’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Parasites like tapeworms (file pic) can live inside people’s digestive tracts A North Korean soldier who was shot while fleeing across the border has an extremely high level of parasites in his intestines, his doctors say. The defector crossed the demilitarised zone on Monday, but was shot several times […]

Mungo Man: Australia’s oldest remains taken to ancestral home

Mungo Man: Australia’s oldest remains taken to ancestral home

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The return of the remains was welcomed with a traditional ceremony For decades, Australia’s oldest human remains – an Aboriginal man who died about 42,000 years ago – have been stored at a university in Canberra. But on Friday, the skeleton known as Mungo Man was returned to his […]

Exotic Indonesian birds smuggled in drain pipes

Image copyright AFP Image caption Eclectus parrots were found in a sorry state, squashed into drainage pipes A wildlife raid in Indonesia yielded startling results after 125 exotic birds were found squashed into pipes. Police say 84 eclectus parrots and 41 endangered white cockatoos were stuffed into drain pipes sealed by wire. Indonesia’s vast jungles […]

Australia youth justice: Inquiry finds ‘shocking’ failures

Australia youth justice: Inquiry finds ‘shocking’ failures

Image copyright ABC Image caption A youth detainee being forcibly stripped by prison guards A major Australian inquiry has recommended the closure of a youth detention centre involved in an abuse scandal that shocked the nation. Last year, a TV programme broadcast images of inmates being mistreated – including one teenage boy who was restrained […]

India man kills wife for refusing sex, police say

India man kills wife for refusing sex, police say

Image caption Domestic violence is the most reported crime against women in India Police say a man in the northern Indian state of Haryana killed his wife after she refused to have sex with him. Sanjiv Kumar, 35, allegedly strangled his wife, Suman, during a fight on Tuesday. The man confessed to the crime after […]

George Bush Snr accused of groping by eighth woman

Image copyright Supplied Image caption An interpreter, second left, says Mr Bush, centre, groped her in 2004 An eighth woman has come forward with claims that former US president George HW Bush groped her. An interpreter, whom the BBC has agreed not to name because of the sensitive nature of her job, claims Mr Bush […]

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