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January 26, 2015 2 Comments

‘National revolt’ in Australia as Prince Philip awarded knighthood

Just in case you were unaware, today is Australia Day – one day in the calendar when Australians gather round the barbecue to celebrate their “Aussieness”. It’s come as something of a surprise then to discover that the Prime Minister Tony Abbott has awarded the country’s highest honour – a knighthood no less – to Prince Philip. It may also be surprising to some that Australia offers knighthoods to anyone at all.

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January 20, 2015 No Comments

Meet the islanders stranded at sea for four months

When a group of men from Papua New Guinea jumped in a boat and began a trip to a neighbouring island, they thought no further ahead than what they’d be eating for dinner.

December 30, 2014 1 Comment

How 2014 unfolded – in tweets

In Britain, 2014 was the year of the floods, Ukraine saw a revolution, Scotland almost went indy and the deadly Ebola struck west Africa.

December 19, 2014 1 Comment

Chained in cells: the plight of some of Cambodia’s mentally ill

The people of Cambodia have suffered like few others, but according to Father Kevin Conroy there are only 15 beds for psychiatric patients in the entire country.

December 7, 2014 No Comments

In the Philippines, super typhoons are ‘the new normal’

Locals say climate change is making tropical storms more intense, as mass evacuations ahead of Typhoon Hagupit put most Fiilipinos out of harm’s way.

December 6, 2014 1 Comment

Memories of Haiyan as Philippines braces itself for super typhoon Hagupit

Like most people in the Philippines, we are waiting with some anxiety for the great collision – the moment when super typhoon Hagupit makes landfall on the archipelago’s eastern

November 22, 2014 1 Comment

Escaping China: the perilous journey of the Uighurs

Nearly 300 Uighurs have been found sitting in silence on a mountain in Thailand. Asia correspondent John Sparks investigates and traces the escape route of thousands of Uighurs desperate to flee

November 21, 2014 4 Comments

What’s a political awakening worth? #OccupyCentral protests near end

As the protest numbers dwindle, it’s time to take stock. If the demonstrators decide to pack up their tents, what will they have to show for their efforts?

November 19, 2014 5 Comments

‘Triads’ behind spike in Hong Kong protest violence, gang leader claims

A senior member of a one of Hong Kong’s notorious gangs tells Channel 4 News triad members receive money to disrupt the protest movement and the police do not try to stop them.

Hong Kong protests at a crossroads as authorities close in

Few people think the territory’s leaders – or their Chinese overlords in Beijing – are going to sit down and cut a deal with the protestors, but Hong Kong has changed.