World News: 03:16 GMT Thursday 29th August 2019. [Yahoo Celebrity Feed via SPi World News]
An Australian academic arrested in China accused of being a spy has asked Prime Minister Scott Morrison to help him 'go home as soon as possible'. Yang Jun, an outspoken writer who also goes by his pen name Yang Hengjun, has been detained in China since January without access to his lawyer or family. Beijing announced his formal arrest last Friday on spying charges, which could bring a lengthy prison sentence.
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