World Briefs: Australia, Indonesia join forces to protect WWII site

Australia, Indonesia join forces to protect WWII site

SYDNEY • Australia and Indonesia are sending divers to inspect the wreck of a warship torpedoed off the coast of Java during World War II ,to determine how best to protect the site from looters who have stripped numerous other war wrecks in the region.

The Australian cruiser Perth was sunk by Japanese forces in 1942 during the Battle of Sunda Strait.


Queen unveils Britain's cyber-security centre

LONDON • Queen Elizabeth II yesterday inaugurated Britain's National Cyber Security Centre, spearheading the country's bid to combat a wave of cyber attacks, notably from Russia. The centre is part of a £1.9 billion (S$3.4 billion) government plan to tackle cyber threats.


Elderly couple found dead in Australia's outback

SYDNEY • An elderly German couple have been found dead in Australia's outback after becoming disorientated and wandering from a tourists' path, police said yesterday, following a record-breaking heatwave.

The body of Ms Gisela Thor, 73, was found near the remote Trephina Gorge in the Northern Territory, several kilometres from where her 76-year-old husband's body was discovered a day earlier.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 15, 2017, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe