Myanmar Rohingya militants massacred Hindus, says Amnesty

Myanmar Rohingya militants massacred Hindus, says Amnesty

Image copyright EPA Image caption Amnesty says there were many children among the Hindus killed Rohingya Muslim militants in Myanmar killed dozens of Hindu civilians during attacks last August, according to an investigation by Amnesty International. The group called Arsa killed up to 99 Hindu civilians in one, or possibly two massacres, said the rights […]

Nine die as Tuticorin Sterlite Copper protest turns violent

Nine die as Tuticorin Sterlite Copper protest turns violent

Image caption Police say an estimated 5,000 people attended the protest Nine people have died in clashes with police in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu amid protests against a copper smelter that residents say is causing environmental damage. The protests against the Sterlite Copper subsidiary of the Vedanta conglomerate have been going on […]

Lini Puthussery: India’s ‘hero’ nurse who died battling Nipah virus

Lini Puthussery: India’s ‘hero’ nurse who died battling Nipah virus

Image copyright Dr Deepu Sebin/ Twitter Image caption Lini Puthussery’s death is being hailed on social media as a sacrifice “I don’t think I will be able to see you again. Sorry. Please raise our children well.” Lini Puthussery, a 28-year-old nurse, wrote this note to her husband as she was dying from the deadly […]

Who is India’s hugging saint Kanye West tweeted about?

Who is India’s hugging saint Kanye West tweeted about?

Image copyright AFP Amid a series of tweets warning against the evils of smartphone addiction, US rapper Kanye West suddenly posted a picture of India’s “hugging saint”. Accompanied with the caption “sometimes we all need hugs”, West also said that “Amma Mata” had given more than 32 million hugs. Amma, which means mother, is famous […]

Australian archbishop Philip Wilson guilty of concealing child sex abuses

Australian archbishop Philip Wilson guilty of concealing child sex abuses

Image copyright CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF ADELAIDE Image caption Philip Wilson is the most senior Catholic to be convicted of covering up child sexual abuse An Australian court has found a Catholic archbishop guilty of concealing child sexual abuse in the 1970s. Philip Wilson, the archbishop of Adelaide, becomes the most senior Catholic in the world […]

Actress gets China talking about periods

Actress gets China talking about periods

Image copyright @Angelababyct Image caption Yeung Wing, known as Angelababy, is a popular actress in China, named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asian celebrities in 2016 What’s the worst thing you can imagine doing when you’re on your period? For lots of people, dragging yourself to work or school is hard enough when all […]

Could North Korean defectors affect Trump summit?

Could North Korean defectors affect Trump summit?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A file photo of Baengnyeong island, where the North Korean defectors were found by South Korean officials Two North Koreans defected to the South at the weekend, highlighting an issue that has been a source of constant tension over the years. Could the latest defection – the first since […]

Japanese climber dies on eighth Everest attempt

Japanese climber dies on eighth Everest attempt

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nobukazu Kuriki is the second climber to die on the mountain this month A Japanese climber who previously lost all but one of his fingers while climbing Mount Everest has died trying to reach the mountain’s summit. Nobukazu Kuriki, 35, was found dead in his tent by Sherpas on Monday […]

Commonwealth Games: Fifty athletes in Australia ‘illegally’

Commonwealth Games: Fifty athletes in Australia ‘illegally’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cameroon’s Arcangeline Fouodji Sonkbou is one of dozens of competitors and officials who went missing Around 50 competitors have remained in Australia illegally after going missing during this year’s Commonwealth Games, a government official has said. Nearly 200 others hold bridging visas and are applying for refugee status. Australia […]

China launch will prep for Moon landing

China launch will prep for Moon landing

Image copyright AFP Image caption The satellite launched on a Long March-4C rocket from the Xichang launch centre China has launched a relay satellite to prepare for a lunar rover mission planned for later in the year. The Queqiao spacecraft will establish a communications link between Earth and the landing mission, which looks set to […]