Indian and Chinese troops clash in Himalayas as tensions escalate in disputed border area. Indian and Chinese troops have clashed again at a disputed stretch of their shared border.
Capitol riots: Police describe a 'medieval battle' Chinese artist behind doctored image of Australian soldier says he's ready to make more - ABC News. The Chinese artist behind a doctored image of an Australian soldier holding a knife to the throat of an Afghan child has taunted the Australian Prime Minister, saying that he would make another artwork in response to being "scolded".
Key points: Mr Fu said he created the image because he was furious over reports of SAS killingsHe said Mr Morrison should put his "attention and effort on his domestic affairs"His posts on Monday received over 1 million views The image — created to criticise Australia over the damning Brereton war crimes inquiry — was posted on Twitter by China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian on Monday. Prime Minister Scott Morrison labelled the post "repugnant", demanding it be removed and Beijing issue an apology. Fu Yu — the political computer graphic artist behind the image, who is also known online as Qilin — responded to Mr Morrison's reactions in a video shared by Chinese media on Weibo.
"If I have energy tonight, I can make another artwork as my response. " Former SAS sergeant Mack McCormack says soldiers feel 'betrayed' over Brereton report fallout - ABC News. A former SAS sergeant has spoken of his "shock" and "devastation" over findings of alleged war crimes by Australian troops in Afghanistan.
Key points: Mack McCormack says most SAS members are professional and disciplinedHe says the whole squadron should not be blamed for the actions of a fewHe believes those further up the chain of command need to "take responsibility" Whistleblower and former SAS medic says he feels vindicated by findings of the IGADF Afghanistan war crimes inquiry - ABC News. A witness to the Defence Force inquiry into alleged war crimes says he feels completely vindicated after the release of the inquiry's report, which details alleged murders of Afghan civilians and prisoners by Australian special forces soldiers.
Key points: The war crimes inquiry has found 39 Afghans were likely to have been unlawfully killed by Australian soldiersMedic Dusty Miller says he witnessed a wounded civilian being dragged away to be killedMr Miller describes a "dog-eat-dog" culture in the SAS Dusty Miller was a medic in the SAS and gave testimony to the inquiry about what he saw in Afghanistan. "It's all true. It happened. Afghans recall days when Australians unleashed dogs, gunfire. Herat, Afghanistan – Haji Abdul Baqi has one lasting memory of Australian forces in Afghanistan, the day they killed his two brothers, Saifullah and Bismillah, and two of his cousins, Mohammadullah and Juma Khan.
It was more than nine years ago, but the chaos that ensued as soon as the Australians disembarked from their chopper near a market in the southern province of Uruzgan is still fresh in his mind. “They entered the market with their dogs and their guns at their side,” he recalled. ADF Chief Angus Campbell offers apology in wake of Afghanistan war crimes report. Read his speech in full - ABC News. ADF Chief Angus Campbell has released the findings of a long-awaited report into allegations of war crimes carried out by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan.
The report, which has been released in redacted form, includes allegations that Australian special forces carried out dozens of murders, including incidents where junior soldiers were forced to shoot prisoners. Here is the full transcript of General Campbell's remarks: I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we meet, the Ngunnawal people, and pay my respects to their elders; past, present and emerging.
The inquiry into Australian soldiers in Afghanistan is finally over. The reckoning is about to begin - ABC News. Sixty years on, the Maralinga bomb tests remind us not to put security over safety. It is September 27, 1956.
At a dusty site called One Tree, in the northern reaches of the 3,200-square-kilometre Maralinga atomic weapons test range in outback South Australia, the winds have finally died down and the countdown begins. The site has been on alert for more than two weeks, but the weather has constantly interfered with the plans. Finally, Professor Sir William Penney, head of the UK Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, can wait no longer. He gives the final, definitive go-ahead. The military personnel, scientists, technicians and media – as well as the “indoctrinee force” of officers positioned close to the blast zone and required to report back on the effects of an atomic bomb up close – tense in readiness.
And so, at 5pm, Operation Buffalo begins. Sixty years on, the Maralinga bomb tests remind us not to put security over safety. National Museum of Australia. As a result just over 22 kilograms of plutonium-239 was dispersed around the site.
Plutonium-239 has a radioactive half-life of more than 24,000 years. This dangerous carcinogen is hazardous to humans if inhaled, ingested or absorbed through breaks in the skin. Personnel exposed to radiation Australian personnel took part in every major test. India, China accuse each other of firing shots at tense border. Indian special forces member killed in China border skirmish. Defence Department warns that 'highly active' spies pose 'extreme threat' to Australia's shipbuilding plan - ABC News. Lebanese President not ruling out missile strike as cause of Beirut blast - ABC News.
Dozens killed, thousands wounded in Beirut blast: Live updates. Lebanese authorities say at least 63 people have been killed and more than 3,000 are wounded in a massive explosion at the port in the capital, Beirut.
The explosion released a shockwave causing widespread damage to buildings and shattering windows in different parts of the city. The exact cause of the explosion was not immediately clear. Mohammed Fahmi, Lebanon's interior minister, said it was apparently caused by ammonium nitrate that was stored in a warehouse at the port. Here are the latest updates: 20:34 GMT - Turkey's Erdogan offers aid Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has spoken with Lebanese counterpart Michel Aoun and said Turkey is ready to provide humanitarian aid as needed, the presidency has said. 20:30 GMT - Qatar to send field hospitals to support medical response Qatar has promised to send field hospitals to support the medical response.
At least 50 people killed, thousands injured after massive explosion rips through Lebanon's Beirut. A huge explosion in a port warehouse district near the center of Beirut killed at least 50 people, injured over 2,750 others and sent shockwaves across the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, shattering windows and causing apartment balconies to collapse.
Officials expected the death toll to rise sharply as emergency workers dug through rubble across a swathe of the city to rescue people and remove the dead. It was the most powerful blast to hit Beirut in years, making the ground tremble. “What we are witnessing is a huge catastrophe,” the head of Lebanon’s Red Cross George Kettani told broadcaster Mayadeen. “There are victims and casualties everywhere - in all the streets and areas near and far from the explosion.”
Three hours after the blast, which struck shortly after 6pm, a fire still blazed in the port district, casting an orange glow across the night sky as helicopters hovered and ambulance sirens sounded across the capital. Analysis: The Asia-Pacific arms race has taken an ominous turn. Within days of each other, two key United States allies - Australia and Japan - announced their intentions to boost defence spending and adopt a more aggressive military posture. Australia to spend $270b building larger military to prepare for 'poorer, more dangerous' world and rise of China - ABC News. High stakes in the Himalayas: China and India's border hotspot. Satellite images show Chinese structures near deadly clash site. China appears to have added new structures near the site of a deadly border clash with India in the western Himalayas, fresh satellite pictures show, heightening concerns about further flare-ups between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Indian jets fly over Galwan as China again blames India for clash.
Xi plays tough, but can China afford to make an enemy of India? LIVE: India, China foreign ministers discuss deadly Ladakh clash. Satellite images suggest Chinese activity in Indian territory before violent Himalayan border clash - ABC News. India-China border tension: A new flashpoint in South Asia. China releases Indian soldiers days after Ladakh clash: Reports. The dispute between India and China in Kashmir leads to the first deaths along their border in decades - ABC News. India says 20 soldiers killed in border clash with China. India says three soldiers killed in Ladakh 'face-off' with China.
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