PM faces ‘devastating blow’ in Sydney vote Australia’s ruling coalition risks losing its parliamentary majority at a crucial by-election today that could deliver a “devastating blow” to Scott Morrison, the prime minister.

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Photo: AP Jonathan Pearlman October 20 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments PM faces ‘devastating blow’ in Sydney vote Independent.ie Australia’s ruling coalition risks losing its parliamentary majority at a crucial by-election today that could deliver a “devastating blow” to Scott Morrison, the prime minister. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/australasia/pm-faces-devastating-blow-in-sydney-vote-37439832.html https://www.independent.ie/world-news/article37439911.ece/0d62e/AUTOCROP/h342/ipanews_55d0346b-8682-4850-970f-a067f75cdfc8_1.jpg Email Australia’s ruling coalition […]

AustralasiaAustralia apologises to thousands of victims of child sex abuse Australia’s prime minister has delivered a formal apology to the country’s victims of child sex abuse, saying the nation must acknowledge their long, painful journey and “say sorry”.

Australian PM Scott Morrison (Chris Pavlich/AAP Image via AP) Independent.ie NewsdeskTwitterEmail October 22 2018 6:52 AM 0 Comments Australia apologises to thousands of victims of child sex abuse Independent.ie Australia’s prime minister has delivered a formal apology to the country’s victims of child sex abuse, saying the nation must acknowledge their long, painful journey and […]

60 dead and at least 50 more injured after train crashes into crowd in India A speeding train has crashed into a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India, killing at least 60 people and injuring…

People gather at the site of an accident after a commuter train traveling at high speed ran through a crowd of people on the rail tracks on Friday, in Amritsar, India, October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi Family members cry after seeing the body of their relative after a commuter train traveling at high speed ran […]

Asia-PacificAt least 18 killed and 175 injured as crowded high-speed train derails One of Taiwan’s fastest passenger trains derailed on a curve, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 175 others.

Operation: Rescue workers gather at the site of the train derailment in Lian county in northern Taiwan. Photo: AP Ralph Jennings October 22 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments At least 18 killed and 175 injured as crowded high-speed train derails Independent.ie One of Taiwan’s fastest passenger trains derailed on a curve, killing at least 18 […]

Dozens dead in mudslides in Uganda following torrential rain At least 34 people have died in mudslides triggered by torrential rains in a mountainous area of eastern Uganda that is prone to such disasters, the country’s Red Cross has said.

Damaged housing is seen after a landslide in Bududa, Uganda, in this still image taken from video on October 12, 2018. Reuters TV/via REUTERS Independent.ie NewsdeskTwitterEmail October 12 2018 9:49 AM 0 Comments Dozens dead in mudslides in Uganda following torrential rain Independent.ie At least 34 people have died in mudslides triggered by torrential rains […]

Half of all Alzheimer’s cases could be caused by herpes virus, says scientist The herpes virus could account for at least half of all cases of Alzheimer’s disease, a scientist has claimed.

‘In Taiwan, 99.9pc of the population is enrolled in a National Health Insurance Research Database, which is being extensively mined for information on microbial infections and disease’ (stock photo) Jennifer Cockerell October 20 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Half of all Alzheimer’s cases could be caused by herpes virus, says scientist Independent.ie The herpes virus […]

Asia-Pacific60 dead and at least 50 more injured after train crashes into crowd in India A speeding train has crashed into a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India, killing at least 60 people and injuring dozens more, police said.

People gather at the site of an accident after a commuter train traveling at high speed ran through a crowd of people on the rail tracks on Friday, in Amritsar, India, October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi Family members cry after seeing the body of their relative after a commuter train traveling at high speed ran […]

Seaplane crash pilot ‘knocked out by passenger taking photo’ A seaplane crash in Australia which killed five British tourists last New Year’s Eve may have been caused by a passenger accidentally turning with a camera and knocking out the pilot, according to…

The tragic crash occurred during a routine flight from an exclusive restaurant north of Sydney to Rose Bay on Sydney harbour. Stock image Jonathan Pearlman October 16 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Seaplane crash pilot ‘knocked out by passenger taking photo’ Independent.ie A seaplane crash in Australia which killed five British tourists last New Year’s […]

AustralasiaPM faces ‘devastating blow’ in Sydney vote Australia’s ruling coalition risks losing its parliamentary majority at a crucial by-election today that could deliver a “devastating blow” to Scott Morrison, the prime minister.

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Photo: AP Jonathan Pearlman October 20 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments PM faces ‘devastating blow’ in Sydney vote Independent.ie Australia’s ruling coalition risks losing its parliamentary majority at a crucial by-election today that could deliver a “devastating blow” to Scott Morrison, the prime minister. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/australasia/pm-faces-devastating-blow-in-sydney-vote-37439832.html https://www.independent.ie/world-news/article37439911.ece/0d62e/AUTOCROP/h342/ipanews_55d0346b-8682-4850-970f-a067f75cdfc8_1.jpg Email Australia’s ruling coalition […]

China to launch ‘moon’ to light up city at night China is to launch a fake “moon” into space that it hopes will illuminate one of the country’s biggest cities.

China is to launch a fake “moon” into space that it hopes will illuminate one of the country’s biggest cities (stock picture) Joseph Archer October 19 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments China to launch ‘moon’ to light up city at night Independent.ie China is to launch a fake “moon” into space that it hopes will […]