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Why Apple's red iPhones are not 'Red' in China

<b>Apple's latest iPhone might be red, but it's not Red in China. The special-edition version of the iPhone 7 and 7plus goes on sale in more than 40 countries, but China has done it slightly differently. The BBC explains why.</b><p>What is Red about?<p>Red is a charity looking to combat Aids and was originally …

Australia outback: German tourists found dead

<b>Two elderly German tourists have been found dead in a remote area of Australia's Northern Territory.</b><p>The couple, in their 70s, arrived in Australia earlier this month and rented a car in Alice Springs on Thursday.<p>A search was launched on Sunday after the vehicle was found empty 70km (43 miles) away …

Peter Falconio murder: Girlfriend Joanne Lees returns to scene of ordeal

<b>The girlfriend of murdered British backpacker Peter Falconio has gone back to Australia 15 years after his death to "bring him home".</b><p>Joanne Lees said she believed his missing body could still be found.<p>The 43-year-old returned to the Outback as part of a TV special, revisiting the place where the …

China's gamble for global supremacy in era of Trump

<b>At his inauguration last week President Trump reframed the American mission from leadership of a global rules-based system in the interests of all, to 'America first'. Meanwhile the leader of Communist China rebranded his prickly protectionist power as the defender of globalisation and shared</b> …

China investigates 'rare pangolin banquet' in Guangxi

<b>Chinese authorities have launched an investigation into whether officials held a banquet where the endangered pangolin was served, local media reported.</b><p>It comes after pictures of the feast, held in the southern province of Guangxi in 2015, resurfaced online in recent days and caused anger.<p>But …

The bruising clash over a Facebook Live stream

<b>In the red corner: a mechanic who streamed Australia's most anticipated boxing match for free on Facebook Live. In the blue corner: a cable TV company that risked a public backlash to protect its lucrative broadcast rights.</b><p>It's a skirmish that has sparked intriguing debate in Australia this week, …

Shia LaBeouf's anti-Trump exhibit shut down over violence

<b>An exhibit by actor Shia LaBeouf that lambasted President Donald Trump has been shut down because it had turned into "a flashpoint for violence".</b><p>The piece of performance art encouraged the public to say "He will not divide us" into a camera mounted outside the Museum of the Moving Image in New York.<p>…

Trump agrees to honour 'One China' policy despite threats

<b>US President Donald Trump has climbed down on past threats and agreed to honour the so-called "One China" policy.</b><p>He backed the long-standing agreement during a call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the White House said.<p>The One China policy states that there is only one Chinese government.<p>Mr Trump …

Oz chain trials fewer self-checkouts to fight carrot-swiping theft

<b>A major Australian retailer is limiting self-service checkouts in an attempt to reduce shoplifting.</b><p>Last year, Australian research suggested a widespread practice of scanning expensive items as carrots to "trick" the automatic system.<p>Coles will limit self-service checkouts to 12 items or fewer at …

Australia dance party goes wild for mini-tornado

Revellers did not run away when a whirlwind swept through a music festival in Australia on Saturday.<p>They instead sprinted directly towards the towering column of dust and debris so that they could dance in it.<p>Canadian Olivier Bonenfant filmed the incident at the Earthcore festival, which was held …

Physie: Discover a uniquely Australian sport

The Australian sport of Physie has been described as "like dance for the army". We follow one woman determined to master the art.<p>Find out how you can get involved in dance or gymnastics with our Get Inspired guides.<p><i>Video produced by Bill Code and Melanie Garrick. Photos courtesy of BJP Physical</i> …

English has 3,000 words for being drunk

As ‘dry January’ comes to an end, Susie Dent looks back at the long and colourful relationship between alcohol and the English language.<p>Dry January is almost over, and temporary teetotallers everywhere will soon be back on the booze. That word ‘booze’ tends to conjure up a certain amount of …

Jail for eaters of endangered wild animals in China

<b>People caught eating rare wild animals in China could be jailed for up to 10 years, state media report, under new measures passed on Thursday.</b><p>Those who knowingly buy wild animals illegally hunted could also face a sentence of up to three years.<p>There are 420 species of animals considered endangered …

US teacher greets each pupil with personalised handshakes

US teacher Barry White Jnr has created a different, personalised handshake to greet each pupil in his class at Ashley Park PreK-8 School in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Australia's 'fairy possum' faces uncertain future

<b>A tiny possum, the faunal emblem of the state of Victoria in Australia, is rapidly heading towards extinction, say scientists.</b><p>Researchers say the creature, nicknamed the fairy possum, is suffering under a combination of logging, fires and climate change.<p>In a study, the authors argue that new …

Australia's deadly relationship with heat

<b>As a homesick teenager in Britain in the early 1900s, the writer Dorothea Mackellar yearned for the "pitiless blue sky" of Australia.</b><p>"I love a sunburnt country," she declared in her timeless poem My Country, and more than a century after those famous words were crafted, parts of Australia have …

Grandfather's plea for 'fishing mate' charms Australia

<b>A 75-year-old grandfather has been offered free holidays around Australia after his online advert to find a new "fishing mate" went viral.</b><p>Ray Johnstone found casting lines off South Australia's Yorke Peninsula without company had turned his lifelong passion into a solitary affair.<p>His online ad on a …

Chinese woman sues over fatal tiger attack

<b>A woman whose mother was killed by tigers at a Chinese wildlife park has had her lawsuit against the park accepted by a court.</b><p>The woman, surnamed Zhao, visited the drive-through Beijing Badaling Wildlife World in July with her family.<p>CCTV footage showed her leaving her car and shortly after being …

Visitor mauled to death by tiger in Ningbo zoo in China

<b>A man has been mauled to death by a tiger after he entered its enclosure at a zoo in eastern China.</b><p>The tiger was then shot dead by a special forces unit from the local police, in the Sunday incident at the Youngor Zoo in the city of Ningbo.<p>The man was rushed to the nearest hospital where he was …

The mystery of a Chinese tycoon's disappearance

<b>In 2015 five Hong Kong booksellers disappeared and later resurfaced in mainland China in the hands of Chinese authorities. Now, there are concerns that Chinese tycoon Xiao Jianhua, who has not been seen since last week, has met a similar fate.</b><p>The first murmur came from overseas.<p>Mingjing News, a New …

China's travel rumour that was too good to be true

<b>Chinese passport holders face some of the strictest travel restrictions in the world, so when a social media post claimed easier travel was on the horizon, it's little surprise that it went viral very quickly.</b><p>According to the 2016 Visa Restriction Index, Chinese passport holders are allowed …

Chinese millennials reflect on their roots at New Year

<b>The start of the Year of the Rooster is prompting young Chinese social media users to reflect on their roots.</b><p>During Chinese New Year, it is common for urban-dwelling Chinese people to return to their rural hometowns and stay with their relatives.<p>This year, users of Weibo and WeChat have been taking …

Scientists find 'oldest human ancestor'

<b>Researchers have discovered the earliest known ancestor of humans - along with a vast range of other species.</b><p>They say that fossilised traces of the 540-million-year-old creature are "exquisitely well preserved".<p>The microscopic sea animal is the earliest known step on the evolutionary path that led …

How Australia is stubbing out smoking

<b>Australia was the first country in the world to introduce mandatory plain packaging for tobacco products - and the UK will have followed suit by May this year. But will any country copy Australia's plan to keep increasing taxes until a packet of cigarettes costs AUD$40 (£24)?</b><p>It's not easy being a …

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Germany: Six teens dead in Bavaria after party in a garden hut

<b>A father in Germany has found the bodies of six teenagers, including his son and daughter, in his secluded garden hut in Bavaria.</b><p>The five young men and a woman aged 18 and 19 had been having a party outside the town of Arnstein on Saturday night.<p>The hut's owner went to look for the teenagers when …

Shark-inspired drug may help treat fibrosis, researchers say

<b>Australian scientists hope a drug that mimics part of a shark's immune system may help treat an incurable lung disease.</b><p>Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) scars lung tissue, causing breathing to become progressively harder.<p>It kills more than 5,000 people each year in the UK alone, according to the …

Tech Tent: Winners and losers in the 'gig' economy

• Stream the latest Tech Tent episode on the BBC website<br>• Download the latest episode as a podcast<br>• Listen to previous episodes on the BBC website<br>• Listen live every Friday at 15.00 GMT on the BBC World Service<p>On this week's Tech Tent we address one of the key questions of the era - what is new technology …

Facebook snaps up Xiaomi's Hugo Barra

<b>Facebook has hired Hugo Barra to lead its development of virtual reality products, following his departure from Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi.</b><p>Mr Barra announced his decision to leave China on Monday.<p>Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said the pair agreed that "virtual and augmented reality will be …

Australia and New Zealand to pursue 'TPP 12 minus one'

<b>Australia and New Zealand say they are hopeful of pressing ahead with the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, despite America's formal withdrawal.</b><p>The US-led 12-nation agreement was set to cover 40% of the world's economic output.<p>Pulling out of the TPP was one of Mr Trump's first executive orders …

Chinese Lunar New Year: The billions of journeys

Hundreds of millions of people are expected to be on the move this week as China gets ready for one of the biggest celebrations in the world.<p>Chinese New Year, which this year falls on Saturday 28 January, sees people from across the country head home or, increasingly, abroad to mark the …