For a stowaway who made a 16km journey squeezed in the wheel arch, a koala was lucky to escape with just scratches. The driver of the 4WD vehicle was unaware of the extra passenger until they arrived at their destination in the outskirts of Adelaide, Australia. After seeing the koala in the wheel arch, he immediately called animal rescuers, who removed the wheel and extricated the frightened but very lucky animal. The koala suffered superficial injuries. She was released into the wild on Saturday.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked Chito Gascon, the head of the country’s Commission on Human Rights, if he was a pedophile for focusing on the killing of teenagers in the Government’s bloody war on drugs. Duterte also suggested to lawmakers using CHR’s proposed 678 million pesos (US$16.5m) budget to buy the police body cameras if they don’t want to restore funding for the agency, which he has clashed with repeatedly over his anti-drugs campaign.
Seven boys have been arrested in connection with a deadly fire that killed 23 people in the sleeping quarters of an Islamic boarding school in Kuala Lumpur, police chief Amar Singh confirmed. The suspects were aged between 11 and 18. The arrests were made based on CCTV footage that had been provided to the police. None of the boys were pupils at the school but the seven boys were involved in a stand-off with pupils from the school a few days before the incident.