Penis cliffhanger is New Zealand quote of the year

Penis cliffhanger is New Zealand quote of the year

Skip Facebook post by Shortland Street End of Facebook post by Shortland Street The results of the public vote are in and, perhaps unsurprisingly, the winner is a lewd one. “Please tell me that’s not your penis”, a cliffhanger line from soap opera Shortland Street, has won New Zealand’s quote of the year competition. It […]

White House contradicts Tillerson on North Korea, adding to confusion

White House contradicts Tillerson on North Korea, adding to confusion

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rex Tillerson is reportedly an increasingly marginalised figure as secretary of state US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appears to have been contradicted by the White House and his own department, after suggesting the US had softened its position on talks with North Korea. Mr Tillerson said on Tuesday that […]

China meets Australian ambassador amid ‘influence’ debate

China meets Australian ambassador amid ‘influence’ debate

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull on a visit to China last year Australia’s ambassador to China was summoned to a meeting with Beijing officials last week amid strained ties between the nations. Jan Adams met with foreign ministry officials on Friday, Australian media outlets reported. It came three days after […]

Finding love in a hopeless place

Finding love in a hopeless place

Image copyright US Army/Kyodo/Alamy Stock Photo Image caption Sgt Charles Jenkins pictured as a young US soldier, and Hitomi Soga at 17, two years before she was abducted Every night before going to bed, US defector Charles Jenkins turned to Hitomi Soga, the woman North Korea had forced him to marry, and kissed her three […]

‘Flat-chested’ K-pop star responds to ‘cruel’ body comments

Amber Liu from Korean all-girl group f(x) has hit back at vicious online comments about the way she looks. She said she was fed up of people making “cruel” statements about her short hair, tattoos and flat chest – and decided to make a video mocking her critics. Video by Minji Lee and Jungmin Choi […]

Indian woman arrested over ‘replacement husband plot’

Indian woman arrested over ‘replacement husband plot’

Image caption Swati Reddy (right) and her lover allegedly killed her husband, Sudhakar (left) last month A pair of lovers in India have been accused of killing the woman’s husband and then seeking cosmetic surgery so the male lover could take his place. Acid was poured in the male lover’s face in a staged attack, […]

Commonwealth Bank admits failures in money laundering case

Commonwealth Bank admits failures in money laundering case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Commonwealth Bank is Australia’s largest lender Australia’s biggest bank has admitted it was late to disclose more than 53,000 transactions that allegedly breached anti-money laundering laws. In August, the nation’s financial intelligence agency launched court action against the Commonwealth Bank over claims it had failed to refer the […]

Ashes: ICC looks into claims Indian bookmakers are offering to fix third Test

Ashes: ICC looks into claims Indian bookmakers are offering to fix third Test

The third Ashes Test will be played at the Waca, where England have not won since 1978 Claims that Indian bookmakers offered to fix the third Ashes Test in Perth are being investigated by the International Cricket Council. The Sun says a gang, working with an Australian called ‘the Silent Man’, was charging up to […]

US ready for North Korea talks without preconditions, says Tillerson

US ready for North Korea talks without preconditions, says Tillerson

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rex Tillerson arrives at the Atlantic Council policy forum to discuss North Korea The US is ready to open nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea, without preconditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday. “Let’s just meet and let’s talk about the weather if you want,” he said at […]

India Tamil Nadu: Six face death penalty for Dalit murder

India Tamil Nadu: Six face death penalty for Dalit murder

Image caption CCTV footage broadcast on Indian television channels showed the couple walking on a busy street when they were attacked Six people have been sentenced to death for the murder of a man from India’s Dalit community in an “honour killing” in Tamil Nadu last year. Sankar, 22, was hacked to death on a […]