Frenchman suspected of stabbing woman to death in Australia in ‘possible extremist attack’

Frenchman suspected of stabbing woman to death in Australia in ‘possible extremist attack’

  A British woman was stabbed to death on Wednesday at a backpackers’ hostel in Australia and two people were injured, one seriously, in what police say may have been an “extremist” attack. A spokesman for Queensland state police said the suspected attacker, in Australia on a tourist visa, was a 29-year-old French national who […]

Australia bows to pressure to close offshore immigration camp

Australia bows to pressure to close offshore immigration camp

Australia agreed Wednesday to close a camp for asylum-seekers on Papua New Guinea, one of two controversial Pacific island centres attracting growing criticism, but said none of the hundreds of men there now would be resettled on its soil. Canberra’s policy of sending asylum-seekers who arrive by boat to outposts on Papua New Guinea and […]

Australia accused of intentionally ignoring abuse of asylum-seekers

Australia accused of intentionally ignoring abuse of asylum-seekers

Australia is pursuing a deliberate policy of abuse in its treatment of asylum-seekers on the Pacific island of Nauru to deter others from arriving by boat, two global human rights groups said Wednesday. The report by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch is a scathing criticism of Canberra’s immigration policy under which asylum-seekers trying to […]

The world queues up to win trade deals with Britain after Brexit: America is clamouring for a deal while talks are set to begin with Australia, South Korea and India

The world queues up to win trade deals with Britain after Brexit: America is clamouring for a deal while talks are set to begin with Australia, South Korea and India

In the wake of Brexit, nations outside Europe are eyeing opportunities to increase trade with Britain for the first time in decades. The country will be free to negotiate its own deals after quitting the EU, and business secretary Sajid Javid – who campaigned for a Remain vote – is already preparing for a hectic […]

Confident Irfan says he can win World Cup single handedly

LAHORE: The world's tallest cricketer Mohammad Irfan Tuesday said he could win next year's World Cup for Pakistan single-handedly after regaining full fitness from a hip bone injury which had sidelined him for six months.

Confident Irfan says he can win World Cup single handedly

Irfan, who is seven-feet and one-inch (2.16 metres) tall, was speaking at a training camp in the eastern city of Lahore following his long lay-off. “I am feeling good fitness and of course the target is to win the World Cup for Pakistan,” said Irfan, who turns 32 on Friday. “It’s a big event, every […]