India says Pakistan ‘mutilated’ soldiers

India says Pakistan ‘mutilated’ soldiers

Image copyright EPA Image caption Students have protested in recent days in Srinagar India says Pakistani troops have killed two of its soldiers and mutilated their bodies in the disputed Kashmir region. The Indian army said Pakistani forces on Monday attacked one of their patrol units along the de facto border. It added that mutilating […]

Australian government to build second Sydney airport

Australian government to build second Sydney airport

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sydney Airport Group has run the city’s only international airport for decades The Australian government has announced it will build a second international airport in Sydney. The A$5bn (£2.9bn, $3.8bn) airport will be located at Badgerys Creek, 50km (31 miles) west of the city’s centre. PM Malcolm Turnbull said […]

‘Oldest human’ dies in Indonesia ‘aged 146’

‘Oldest human’ dies in Indonesia ‘aged 146’

Image copyright EPA The Indonesian man who claimed to be 146 years old – the longest living human ever – has died in his village in Central Java. According to his papers, Sodimedjo, also known as Mbah Ghoto (grandpa Ghoto), was born in December 1870. But Indonesia only started recording births in 1900 – and […]

Samsung crane collapse kills six workers

Samsung crane collapse kills six workers

Image copyright Reuters A crane collapse at a South Korean shipyard run by Samsung has killed six people and injured more than 20 others, says the Yonhap news agency. Rescuers have been searching for people trapped after Monday’s incident at Geoje near Busan. The victims are understood to be subcontractors working for shipbuilder Samsung Heavy […]

Japan sends biggest warship to protect US supply vessel

Japan sends biggest warship to protect US supply vessel

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The Izumo, seen here in a file picture, is Japan’s biggest warship Japan has dispatched its biggest warship, in the first such operation since it passed controversial laws expanding the role of its military. The helicopter carrier Izumo is escorting a US supply vessel within Japanese waters. The US […]

India’s Assam mob kills two Muslim men over ‘cow theft’

India’s Assam mob kills two Muslim men over ‘cow theft’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many Hindus consider cows sacred Police in India say two Muslim men have been lynched by a mob which accused them of trying to steal cows for slaughter. The killings in the north-eastern state of Assam are the latest in a series of attacks blamed on hardline Hindus in […]

Australian woman in Colombia cocaine arrest, family says

Australian woman in Colombia cocaine arrest, family says

Image copyright FundRazr/Khala Sainsbury Image caption Cassie Sainsbury’s family says she is innocent An Australian woman has been arrested in Colombia after being found with 5.8kg (12lb 13oz) of cocaine in her luggage, her family says. Cassie Sainsbury, 22, was stopped at an airport in Bogota on 12 April. She could face up to 25 […]

Japan to send biggest warship to protect US supply vessel

Japan to send biggest warship to protect US supply vessel

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The Izumo, seen here in a file picture, is Japan’s biggest warship Japan will dispatch its biggest warship, in the first such operation since it passed controversial laws expanding the role of its military, local media report. The helicopter carrier Izumo is escorting a US supply vessel heading to […]

Indians’ dreams dashed by Australian immigration changes

Australia has announced sweeping changes to its visa rules, making immigration much harder for skilled workers from overseas. The highest proportion of skilled workers in Australia are from India, followed by the UK and the Philippines. Over 8,000 Indians were granted visas in the past nine months. So how have the changes gone down in […]

Indian brides given bats to keep abusive husbands in check

Indian brides given bats to keep abusive husbands in check

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mass weddings in India allow couples to get married without the cost of a lavish celebration Hundreds of brides at an Indian mass wedding have been given wooden bats and urged to use them as weapons if their husbands turn abusive. Messages such as “for use against drunkards” are written […]