1MDB: Malaysia charges Goldman Sachs and two bankers

1MDB: Malaysia charges Goldman Sachs and two bankers

Image copyright Reuters Malaysia has filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two former employees in connection with a corruption and money laundering probe at the country’s investment fund, 1MDB. The US bank has been under scrutiny for its role in helping to raise funds for the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). It is being investigated […]

Gay Singaporean man wins landmark appeal to adopt surrogate child

Gay Singaporean man wins landmark appeal to adopt surrogate child

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A 46-year-old man has won a landmark case in Singapore A gay Singaporean man has won a landmark court case which will allow him to adopt a child he fathered through a surrogate. The man, 46, and his long-term partner carried out the process in the US at a […]

Three-year-old assaulted on Delhi bus rape anniversary

Three-year-old assaulted on Delhi bus rape anniversary

Image copyright AFP A three-year-old Indian girl is in critical condition after she was allegedly raped by her neighbour in the capital Delhi. The accused, a 40-year-old security guard who worked in the building the child lived in, has been arrested. Police found the girl unconscious and rushed her to hospital where she is undergoing […]

Andrew Broad: Australian minister quits amid ‘sugar baby’ allegations

Andrew Broad: Australian minister quits amid ‘sugar baby’ allegations

Image copyright ABC Image caption Australian MP Andrew Broad will remain on the backbench An Australian government minister has resigned from his position over allegations of inappropriate conduct. Andrew Broad, a junior minister, used a “sugar baby” website to meet a woman for dinner in Hong Kong last month, Australian magazine New Idea reported. The […]

Pageant-mad Philippines celebrates Miss Universe win

Pageant-mad Philippines celebrates Miss Universe win

Image copyright Reuters The Philippines, a country obsessed with beauty pageants, is celebrating its fourth Miss Universe win, sparking a wave of pride and support online. Catriona Gray beat her global contestants in an early morning final in Bangkok, Thailand on Monday. While hugely popular, such pageants are often accused of objectifying women and promoting […]

North Korea condemns latest US sanctions

North Korea condemns latest US sanctions

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tension on the DMZ has eased but US-North Korea talks appear stalled North Korea has denounced the latest US sanctions, saying they could “block the path to denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula forever”. Washington said it put the sanctions on three top officials, after a report threw up a […]

How a country suddenly went ‘crazy rich’

How a country suddenly went ‘crazy rich’

Indonesia, the nation with the world’s largest Muslim population, is home to a rapidly growing middle class. As Rebecca Henschke reports from Jakarta, this has given rise to a striking phenomenon – the so-called “Crazy Rich” Indonesians. The colourful invitation on our cluttered fridge had said it would be a dog-themed birthday party. “That’s cute,” […]

Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka’s disputed PM resigns amid crisis

Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka’s disputed PM resigns amid crisis

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mahinda Rajapaksa attended a religious ceremony after resigning on Saturday Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned as Sri Lanka’s prime minister, seven weeks after he was appointed in a surprise move that sparked a political crisis. Mr Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka’s former president, signed his resignation letter in a ceremony at his house. […]

Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The status of Jerusalem has long been a highly contested issue Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed that his government will recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. However, he said Australia’s embassy would not move from Tel Aviv, until a peace settlement was achieved. He added Australia […]

Japan medical schools ‘rigged women’s results’

Japan medical schools ‘rigged women’s results’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Tokyo Medical University has admitted it acted to keep women out At least nine Japanese medical schools manipulated admissions, in part to exclude female students, a government investigation has found. The inquiry was launched in August, after the prestigious Tokyo Medical University (TMU) was found to have tampered with the […]

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