India outrage over brutal rape and murder of six-year-old

India outrage over brutal rape and murder of six-year-old

Image copyright AFP Image caption The extent of the injuries to the child have horrified Indians Police in India are questioning several people in connection with the brutal rape and murder of a six-year-old in the northern state of Haryana. Her body was found on Sunday close to her home from where she was allegedly […]

Why North Korea’s nuclear test is still producing aftershocks

Why North Korea’s nuclear test is still producing aftershocks

Image copyright Rodong Sinmun Image caption North Korea insists on its right to pursue nuclear tests North Korea’s nuclear test in September didn’t just generate diplomatic shockwaves but also a 6.3 magnitude earthquake. Aftershocks have continued ever since, and on Saturday the US Geological Survey said it had detected two more, sparking significant debate about […]

Zaira Wasim: Indian man held after star molested on flight

Zaira Wasim: Indian man held after star molested on flight

Image copyright @zairawasim_/Instagram Image caption Ms Wasim shared her experience on her Instagram account, which has almost 400,000 followers Police have arrested an Indian man accused of molesting a Bollywood actress on a flight from Delhi to Mumbai on Sunday. Zaira Wasim, 17, said a “middle-aged man” sitting behind her had repeatedly moved his foot […]

Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascots to be chosen by children

Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascots to be chosen by children

Image copyright Tokyo 2020 Image caption The mascots come in pairs, one to represent the Olympics and the other for the Paralympics Japan has unveiled its final six contenders for the role of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games mascots – and only children are getting the final say. The organising committee selected three sets […]

Australian gay couple in ‘legal limbo’ can finally divorce

Australian gay couple in ‘legal limbo’ can finally divorce

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The pair were trapped in a “legal limbo”, lawyers said As the first same-sex couples began registering for marriage in Australia, one woman was exercising another new right – being allowed to divorce. Lawyers for the Perth woman filled out divorce papers on Sunday, a day after same-sex marriage […]

Bali jailbreak: US inmate escapes notorious Kerobokan prison

Bali jailbreak: US inmate escapes notorious Kerobokan prison

Image copyright AFP Image caption The prison is famous for its residents the so-called Bali nine A US man held for drug possession has escaped from Bali’s most notorious prison and is on the run on the Indonesian resort island. Local media have named the man as Chrishan Beasley, arrested in August for carrying five […]

North Korea: Urgent need to open channels, UN says after visit

North Korea: Urgent need to open channels, UN says after visit

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Feltman met top North Korean officials on his trip including Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho A top UN official told senior North Korean figures there was an “urgent need” to keep channels open to avoid the risk of war, the organisation says. The statement follows a visit to Pyongyang by […]

Uber settles defamation lawsuit filed by Indian rape victim

Uber settles defamation lawsuit filed by Indian rape victim

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Uber driver Shiv Kumar Yadav was sentenced to life in prison over the rape Uber has agreed to settle a US civil lawsuit with a woman who accused its executives of improperly obtaining her medical records after she was raped by a driver in India. The lawsuit, which follows […]

Japan seeks longer-range cruise missiles amid North Korea threat

Japan seeks longer-range cruise missiles amid North Korea threat

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Japan plans to mount medium-range missiles on its US-made F-15 fighters Japan plans to acquire medium-range air-to-surface missiles, expanding its strike capability to North Korea. The announcement by Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera comes amid regular missile tests by North Korea and increased tensions between the nations. The missiles will […]

Chinese boy, 13, ‘decapitates mother and posts video’

Chinese boy, 13, ‘decapitates mother and posts video’

A 13-year-old Chinese boy has been arrested for allegedly killing his mother and chopping off her head. The boy reportedly filmed the murder and sent the clip to friends via popular messaging app WeChat. He was arrested several days later after a friend showed the clip to his mother. The incident took place in the […]

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