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Australia’s farmers counting cost after bushfires wipe out livestock

Publication date 19 January 2020 | 21:03 | ICT

In the wake of ferocious bushfires that tore through Kangaroo Island, local farmer Rick Morris has endured the gruelling task of burying 400 sheep killed when most of his sprawling property went up in flames. “It puts it in perspective to



  • Indonesia unveils new Balis

    Publication date 19 January 2020 | 21:02 | ICT

    Indonesia's Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry formally introduced the country’s five super-priority tourism destinations to 43 international journalists attending the Asean Tourism Forum 2020 in Brunei Darussalam on Thursday.

  • Philippines re-imposes ban on workers sent to Kuwait after murder

    Publication date 19 January 2020 | 21:01 | ICT

    The Philippines on Friday said it was re-imposing a ban on its citizens going to work in Kuwait after a Filipina was allegedly killed by her employer, echoing a 2018 row between the two countries.

  • Laos strengthens natural resource management

    Publication date 19 January 2020 | 21:00 | ICT

    Lao's Environmental Protection Fund is providing 10.122 billion kip ($1.14 million) for the preservation of natural resources in six target areas.

  • Elusive peace sought for Libya

    Publication date 19 January 2020 | 20:59 | ICT

    World leaders gathered in Berlin on Sunday to make a fresh push for peace in Libya, in a desperate bid to stop the conflict-wracked nation from disintegrating into a “second Syria”.

  • China reports 17 new cases of mystery virus

    Publication date 19 January 2020 | 20:57 | ICT

    China reported 17 new cases of the mysterious Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars)-like virus on Sunday, including three in a severe condition, heightening fears ahead of China’s Lunar New Year holiday when hundreds of millions

  • Trump lawyers present defence for ‘dangerous’ impeachment

    Publication date 19 January 2020 | 20:57 | ICT

    US president Donald Trump’s legal team on Saturday presented its line of defence for his upcoming impeachment trial, a process they dismissed as unconstitutional and “dangerous”.

  • Connectivity vital to Vietnam’s deeper integration

    Publication date 16 January 2020 | 21:10 | ICT

    Connectivity and infrastructure are key elements to lower trade costs and help Vietnam develop both global and domestic markets.

  • Jokowi says Sandiaga ‘very likely’ to succeed him in 2024

    Publication date 16 January 2020 | 21:10 | ICT

    Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo ignited political speculation on Wednesday after suggesting that former vice-presidential candidate Sandiaga Uno – his former rival in the 2019 presidential elections – would run for preside

  • Family of Franco-Irish teen push for inquest

    Publication date 16 January 2020 | 21:09 | ICT

    The parents of a Franco-Irish teenager whose body was found in a Malaysian jungle are demanding an inquest after authorities ended investigations into the case, the family’s lawyer said on Wednesday.

  • Relief as heavy rain falls over Australian bushfires

    Publication date 16 January 2020 | 21:04 | ICT

    Heavy rain fell across parts of fire-ravaged eastern Australia on Thursday and more wet weather was forecast, giving some relief following months of catastrophic blazes fuelled by climate change.