Miss USA sorry for offending contestants over lack of English

Miss USA sorry for offending contestants over lack of English

Image copyright Instagram Image caption A well-meaning comment from Miss USA resulted in a heated debate across social media An Instagram post by a beauty queen questioning the English language skills of fellow contestants has caused a stir across social media. The incident took place in the run-up to this year’s Miss Universe competition which […]

The fight over the Indian baby born in a bank queue

The fight over the Indian baby born in a bank queue

Image caption Khazanchi Nath was born two years ago as his mother Sarvesha Devi stood in a bank queue to withdraw cash He arrived in the world with a bang. His birth in a bank queue made global news. But two-year-old Khazanchi Nath is now at the centre of a bitter fight between the two […]

My Neighbour Totoro: Studio Ghibli classic gets China release after 30 years

My Neighbour Totoro: Studio Ghibli classic gets China release after 30 years

Image copyright GKids/1988 Studio Ghibli Japanese animation classic My Neighbour Totoro is finally being screened in Chinese cinemas, 30 years after it was first released. The film, by Studio Ghibli and famed director Hayao Miyazaki, follows the story of two sisters who encounter Totoro and other forest creatures. Despite the movie’s cult following, it has […]

Indian national jailed over sex assault on US flight

Indian national jailed over sex assault on US flight

Image copyright Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Image caption The accused was sitting next to his wife when he allegedly assaulted someone sitting next to him A US court has sentenced an Indian man to nine years in jail for sexually assaulting a woman who sat next to him on a US flight in January. Prabhu […]

Queensland Cyclone Owen: Powerful system may ‘wreak havoc’

Queensland Cyclone Owen: Powerful system may ‘wreak havoc’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Australia’s east coast has been pummelled by heavy rain in recent days Australian authorities have issued a warning about a powerful cyclone that is tracking towards the coast of Queensland. Cyclone Owen is moving slowly over waters off the Northern Territory with winds of up to 200km/h (124mph), meteorologists said. […]

China buys US soybeans for first time since trade war

China buys US soybeans for first time since trade war

Image copyright Reuters Image caption China’s purchase of 1.13 million tonnes of US soybeans has been hailed as a wonderful, great step by US officials. China has bought US soybeans for the first time since the trade war between the two countries started in July – a move hailed as a “great step” by US […]

North and South Korea soldiers cross DMZ in peace

North and South Korea soldiers cross DMZ in peace

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The historic moment was caught on camera by both sides North and South Korean soldiers have made several friendly crossings into each other’s territory for the first time since the countries were divided. The men were checking the dismantling of guard posts in the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) along the […]

Leopard kills India Buddhist monk meditating in forest

Leopard kills India Buddhist monk meditating in forest

Image copyright Abhishek Bhatpalliwar  A monk meditating in a forest in the Indian state of Maharashtra has died in a leopard attack, officials say. The man, identified as Rahul Walke, had been “meditating under a tree” in the Tadoba forest, which is a protected tiger reserve, officials told PTI. Walke had been attached to a […]

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey answers critics of Myanmar meditation retreat

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey answers critics of Myanmar meditation retreat

Image copyright Getty Images Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has responded to criticism of his 10-day meditation retreat in Myanmar, saying: “I don’t know enough and need to learn more.” Last year, Myanmar’s military launched a violent crackdown after Rohingya militants attacked police posts. Since then thousands of people have been killed and over 700,000 Rohingya […]

The India girl who took her dad to the police over a toilet

The India girl who took her dad to the police over a toilet

Image copyright BBC Tamil Image caption Hanifa Zaara told the police in a letter that her father had “cheated” her and should be arrested A seven-year-old Indian girl went to the police after her father broke his promise to build her a toilet. Hanifa Zaara told the police in a letter that her father had […]