Pakistan Zainab murder: Police arrest suspect

Pakistan Zainab murder: Police arrest suspect

Media captionThe rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab sparked outrage in Pakistan Pakistani authorities say they have arrested the main suspect in the rape and killing of six-year-old Zainab Ansari. The chief minister of Punjab province accused Imran Ali, 24, of being a serial killer. Speaking at a news conference in Lahore, Shahbaz Sharif said […]

Avalanche kills one in Japan ski resort after volcanic eruption

Avalanche kills one in Japan ski resort after volcanic eruption

Image copyright Kyodo/Reuters Image caption Mount Kusatsu-Shirane erupted on Tuesday morning A Japanese soldier has been killed in an avalanche in central Japan that appears to have been triggered by a volcanic eruption. At least 14 people have also been injured, several of them critically. The eruption sent rocks raining down over a kilometre-wide area […]

Hong Kong bookseller seized from China train

Hong Kong bookseller seized from China train

Image caption Gui Minhai – one the five famous Hong Kong booksellers – is also a Swedish citizen Chinese authorities have allegedly seized a Chinese-Swedish citizen from the train to Beijing – despite the presence of two Swedish diplomats. Publisher Gui Minhai had recently been released from prison. His Hong Kong publishing house sold books […]

Vietnam jails most senior Communist Party official in decades

Vietnam jails most senior Communist Party official in decades

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Dinh La Thang is one of the most senior officials to go on trial in decades A former Communist Party official has been sentenced to 13 years in jail in Vietnam after the most high-level trial in decades. Former Politburo member Dinh La Thang was found guilty of economic mismanagement […]

India woman fights family over ‘low caste’ husband’s murder

India woman fights family over ‘low caste’ husband’s murder

Image copyright Courtesy: Kausalya Shankar Image caption A wedding picture of Shankar and Kausalya after they got married in July 2015 In March 2016, a 22-year-old man was hacked to death in daylight on a crowded road in southern India for marrying a woman of a higher caste. His wife survived the attack and went […]

Great Barrier Reef: Australia unveils A$60m protection plan

Great Barrier Reef: Australia unveils A$60m protection plan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Great Barrier Reef is facing threats to its survival The Australian government has announced a A$60m (£34m; $48m) plan to help improve the health of the Great Barrier Reef. The reef suffered mass coral bleaching events in 2016 and 2017, which scientists said were a result of warmer […]

Kabul: Gunmen shot Intercontinental Hotel diners – eyewitness

Kabul: Gunmen shot Intercontinental Hotel diners – eyewitness

Media captionGuests tried to escape by using bed sheets to climb down from balconies An eyewitness has told the BBC of the terrifying moment gunmen burst into Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel restaurant on Saturday. The man, who is not being named for security reasons, said he was spared after saying he was an Afghan. “Where are […]

Kabul: Gunman shot Intercontinental Hotel diners – eyewitness

Kabul: Gunman shot Intercontinental Hotel diners – eyewitness

Media captionGuests tried to escape by using bed sheets to climb down from balconies An eyewitness has told the BBC of the terrifying moment gunmen burst into Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel restaurant on Saturday. The man, who is not being named for security reasons, said he was spared after saying he was an Afghan. “Where are […]

North Korea Moranbong girl band leader heads Olympic inspection team

North Korea Moranbong girl band leader heads Olympic inspection team

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hyon Song-wol, pictured centre, was the star attraction during the visit to South Korea A North Korean delegation has arrived in South Korea for a landmark visit to inspect cultural venues for next month’s Winter Olympics. It is headed by Hyon Song-wol, leader of the popular Moranbong girl band […]

India police ‘failed to help injured teenagers’

India police ‘failed to help injured teenagers’

Two teenagers involved in a road crash in India reportedly died after police refused to take them in their patrol car to the nearest hospital. Three police officers in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, are accused of failing to transport the young men because they did not want blood stains in their car. They are now under […]

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