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UK diver swims to security after Australia shark scare

Picture copyright GLEN RIDGLEY Picture caption John Craig embraces his spouse after his lengthy swim to security A British diver says he swam 7.5km (four.5 miles) to security off the coast of Australia after dropping sight of his boat and being “adopted” by a shark. John Craig, 34, had been spear-fishing underwater in Western Australia on Friday when he surfaced and couldn’t see the boat, being crewed by a good

Icelandic Pirate Get together MP pressured to put on eyepatch

Icelandic Pirate Get together MP pressured to put on eyepatch By Information from Elsewhere… …as discovered by BBC Monitoring Picture copyright Eva Pandora Baldursdottir Picture caption Avast ye! Eva Pandora Baldursdottir sports activities an eyepatch following an eye fixed damage A member of parliament from the Pirate Get together in Iceland was pressured to put on an eyepatch for a tv look following a weird family accident. Eva Pandora Baldursdottir

Japanese zoo mourns anime-loving superstar penguin

By Information from Elsewhere… …as discovered by BBC Monitoring Picture copyright Tobu Zoo Picture caption Grape (L) and Hululu (R): A match made in heaven A celeb penguin, which made worldwide headlines after forming an attachment to a cardboard cut-out in a Japanese zoo, has died on the age of 21. Tobu Zoo in Japan’s central Saitama prefecture introduced Grape’s demise by its Twitter account, saying that the reason for

Bare Indonesia

What’s it prefer to be a nudist in a rustic that prizes modesty and the place public nudity is strictly forbidden? Clara Rondonuwu of the BBC’s Indonesian service went to satisfy some members of the nation’s nudist neighborhood to seek out out. There is not a single thread on Aditya’s physique. As he speaks to me, droplets of scorching oil splash on to his naked stomach from the big frying

After the battlefield

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Pushed out of their de facto capital of Raqqa after three brutal years, IS fighters have misplaced a lot of the territory they as soon as held. How actual is the hazard they’ll now journey to different nations to hold out assaults, asks Dr Lorenzo Vidino. Because the self-declared Islamic State steadily crumbles in Iraq and Syria, safety officers all through the world are asking themselves

Shock and awe

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption Not for the reason that days of Mao Zedong (proper) has a marketing campaign on the dimensions of Mr Xi’s been seen Since changing into China’s chief in 2012, Xi Jinping has overseen an enormous and ruthless anti-corruption drive wherein greater than 1,000,000 officers have been disciplined. A BBC examine has discovered that greater than 170 ministers and deputy minister-level officers have been sacked and

Australia tightens safety checks on airport workers

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption Australian authorities stepped up airport safety after a current scare Employees at Australia’s main airports will face extra screening measures as a part of a safety crackdown. The tighter controls come after authorities foiled an alleged terror plot to convey down a airplane leaving Sydney Airport in July. Australian baggage handlers and airport workers working in restricted zones will now be topic to random

Kidnap diaries

One of many Chibok ladies freed in Might has been telling journalist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani how a diary was saved of a few of her three years in captivity with Boko Haram Islamist militants. One of many oldest in her class, Naomi Adamu was 24 when she and greater than 200 primarily Christian college students had been taken off into Boko Haram’s Sambisa forest hideout in north-eastern Nigeria in 2014,

Japan PM Shinzo Abe guarantees to take care of North Korea menace

Picture copyright Reuters Picture caption Shinzo Abe referred to as the snap election in September Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised to “deal firmly” with North Korea after exit polls instructed he gained a transparent victory in Sunday’s election. Mr Abe had stated he referred to as the election a yr early as a way to enhance his mandate amid plenty of “crises” going through the nation. Amongst them

Tens of millions vote in essential Argentina mid-term election

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption Mr Macri’s coalition controls lower than one-third of the Senate Polls have closed in Argentina in congressional elections that might give President Mauricio Macri essential help for his pro-market reforms. Turnout was excessive throughout the nation, with extra 78% of registered voters participating. A 3rd of seats within the Senate are being contested, together with half of these within the decrease home of congress. Mr