• 16 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Amazon is investigating claims that its employees accepted bribes in exchange for leaking confidential sales data. Independent sellers were also allowed to delete negative reviews and restore banned accounts for payments of between $80 (£61; €69) and $2,000, according to allegations in the Wall Street Journal. The Journal said the...

  • Typhoon Mangkhut: South China battered by deadly storm 17 September 2018 Related TopicsTyphoon Mangkhut Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTyphoon Mangkhut moved from the Philippines to Hong KongA powerful storm which killed dozens of people in the Philippines is now making its way across southern China.Typhoon Mangkhut is one of the most powerful storms to hit the region...

  • 17 September 2018 Image copyright SUPPLIED Image caption Lynette Dawson, a mother of two, was last seen in 1982 Australian police say they have found no remains or items of interest during a dig at the former home of a Sydney woman whose whereabouts have been a mystery since she disappeared in 1982. Lynette Dawson, a mother of two young children, vanished without a trace. A popular podcast on...

  • 17 September 2018 Image copyright JOSHUA GANE Image caption Sewing needles have been inserted inside strawberries in Australia Australia has ordered an investigation into the discovery of sewing needles hidden in strawberries, amid growing alarm over scares across the country.Contaminated punnets have now been reported in six states and territories. A minister called it a "vicious crime".One man...

  • By Abid Hussain BBC Urdu, Islamabad 17 September 2018 Related TopicsPakistan election 2018 Image caption Half of the 100 cars were billed as "luxury" but the Mercedes Maybach S-600s didn't sell Bullet-proof jeeps and helicopters drew hundreds of bidders to a Pakistani government "austerity-drive" auction aimed at cutting vehicle costs. But the heavily publicised sale - held on the lawns of Prime...

  • 17 September 2018 Related TopicsThailand cave rescue Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Musk (R) alleged that British diver Mr Unsworth (L) had a "child bride" A British cave diver is suing tech billionaire Elon Musk for defamation after his repeated claims the diver is a child abuser. Vernon Unsworth helped with the rescue of 12 Thai teenagers from a flooded cave in July.Mr Musk has made...

  • Typhoon Mangkhut: Miners and families buried by landslide 17 September 2018 Related TopicsTyphoon Mangkhut Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTyphoon Mangkhut left a trail of devastation in the PhilippinesRescuers in the Philippines are digging through mud to retrieve bodies buried by a landslide that hit as Typhoon Mangkhut battered the country.At least 32 people in the...

  • 16 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Australian state authorities have vowed to shut down a dance music festival after two people died from a suspected drugs overdose. New South Wales police said 700 sought medical help for drug-related issues at Sydney's Defqon. 1 and three people are in a critical condition.State premier Gladys Berejiklian called the annual event unsafe and said it...

  • Typhoon Mangkhut: Deadly typhoon lands in south China 16 September 2018 Related TopicsTyphoon Mangkhut Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTyphoon Mangkhut moved from the Philippines to Hong KongTyphoon Mangkhut is lashing China's most populous province, bringing winds of up to 100 mph (162 kph).Guangdong is on its highest alert for the storm, which also hit Hong Kong,...

  • Typhoon Mangkhut: 14 killed as storm batters Philippines 15 September 2018 Related TopicsTyphoon Mangkhut Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFlash floods and landslides have led to fatalities in the PhilippinesSome 14 people have been killed in a massive storm which brought destruction to the northern Philippines, a presidential adviser says.Typhoon Mangkhut ripped through...

  • 14 September 2018 Image copyright Facebook/animalmalaysia Image caption Pictures released by the Malaysia Animal Association show the suspects and the dead cat Police in Malaysia have arrested two men accused of killing a pregnant cat by putting it into a laundry dryer. CCTV footage shows the men putting the cat inside a dryer in a laundrette, and then leaving the animal to die.They have been...

  • 14 September 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption The office was opened with great fanfare on Friday The two Koreas have opened a "liaison office" that will allow them to communicate on a regular basis for the first time since the Korean War.The office, on the North's side of the militarised border, will be staffed by up to 20 people from each side.The Koreas will be able to "directly...

  • 14 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Scott Morrison set footage of MPs raising their hands to a song by US artist Fatman Scoop Australian PM Scott Morrison has apologised for posting a video online after discovering its soundtrack - a famous hip-hop song - contained lyrics that were "just not OK".The 11-second video showed government MPs raising their hands in parliament....

  • 14 September 2018 Image copyright NSW Police Image caption The alleged ringleader, in a blurred image released by New South Wales Police Australian police have charged a man they say was running a multi-million dollar email scam from inside an immigration detention centre in Sydney. The Nigerian man, 43, headed a fraud ring which sent fake messages that claimed to be from trusted companies,...

  • By Alistair Coleman BBC Monitoring 14 September 2018 Image copyright FBI.gov Image caption The FBI has released a 'wanted' poster for a man North Korea says doesn't exist North Korea has said that a man charged with hacking Sony Pictures in 2014 is a "non-existent" individual and warned the US that its accusation could have a negative effect on relations between the two...

  • 14 September 2018 Image caption Health officials have warned people purchasing strawberries to be cautious (file photo) Australians have been warned to cut fresh strawberries before biting into them after several people found sewing needles hidden inside the fruit. Contaminated punnets have been reported in supermarkets in the states of New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.One man was taken...

  • 14 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Workers unload bags of chemicals at a port in Zhangjiagang in China's eastern Jiangsu province US President Donald Trump has instructed staff to move forward with the next round of tariffs on Chinese goods, US media have reported.The tariffs are expected to apply to about $200bn worth of imports from China, including electronic parts...

  • Typhoon Mangkhut: Philippines hit by super typhoon 14 September 2018 Related TopicsTyphoon Mangkhut Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPeople in Aparri are tying down their roofs ahead of Typhoon MangkhutSuper Typhoon Mangkhut has reached the Philippines, blasting the northern coast with strong winds and heavy rain.With winds of 205km/h (130 mph) and gusts reaching to 255...

  • 13 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images New Zealand's Fonterra, the world's largest dairy exporter, has posted its first annual loss as higher costs and heavy one-off charges hit earnings. The firm said it would carry out a major review as a result, starting with its investment in China's Beingmate. Fonterra saw a large writedown earlier this year on the back of its stake in the Chinese...

  • 13 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The wedge-tailed eagle is Australia's largest bird of prey A man has been charged following the deaths of at least 137 wedge-tailed eagles in Victoria, Australia.Authorities found the animals - Australia's largest bird of prey and a protected species - in April, prompting raids on several properties.The man is alleged to have used...