India rapist guru: Judge calls Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh ‘wild beast’

India rapist guru: Judge calls Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh ‘wild beast’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The judge said the convict did not deserve any mercy A judge who sentenced a controversial Indian guru convicted of rape to 20 years in prison called him a “wild beast” who deserved no leniency. Judge Jagdeep Singh said in his order that Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s assault of his […]

The man who went skydiving in the nude with a violin

The man who went skydiving in the nude with a violin

Image copyright GLEN DONNELLY Image caption Australian musician Glen Donnelly plays the violin while skydiving Many people would find jumping nude from a plane confronting, but it was a particular triumph for Glen Donnelly. The Australian musician had set himself a challenge for his 30th birthday. He wanted to go skydiving, wearing nothing except a […]

Rana Plaza collapse: Sohel Rana jailed for corruption

Rana Plaza collapse: Sohel Rana jailed for corruption

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sohel Rana (centre) faces further charges, including murder A Bangladesh court has found the owner of a garment factory that collapsed in 2013 with heavy loss of life guilty of corruption. Sohel Rana received the maximum three-year sentence for failing to declare his personal wealth to Bangladesh’s anti-graft commission. He […]

Sea Shepherd to stop intercepting Japanese whaling vessels

Sea Shepherd to stop intercepting Japanese whaling vessels

Image copyright AFP Image caption One of the Sea Shepherd’s vessels, the Bob Barker Anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd has announced it will not intercept Japanese vessels in the Southern Ocean this season. The anti-whaling group’s ships have confronted ships off Antarctica each year since 2005. Sea Shepherd founder Captain Paul Watson said the group could […]

North Korea fires missile over Japan in ‘unprecedented threat’

North Korea fires missile over Japan in ‘unprecedented threat’

Media captionFootage on social media appears to show warning alarms triggered by the missile North Korea has fired a missile over northern Japan in a move Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called an “unprecedented” threat to his country. The missile, launched early on Tuesday Korean time, flew over Hokkaido island before crashing into the sea. […]

North Korea fires missile over Japan drawing fury

North Korea fires missile over Japan drawing fury

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The latest missile test triggered a furious reaction from Japan’s government North Korea has fired a missile that flew over northern Japan before crashing into the sea. No effort was made by the Japanese to shoot down the missile, which was launched early in the morning local time, triggering […]

India guru rape: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh jailed for 20 years

India guru rape: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh jailed for 20 years

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police say they have been given “shoot on sight” orders in case of trouble A controversial Indian guru convicted of rape on Friday has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Indian media reported that Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s followers set a vehicle alight just ahead of sentencing. Violence after […]

India guru rape: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh jailed for 10 years

India guru rape: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh jailed for 10 years

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police say they have been given “shoot on sight” orders in case of trouble A controversial Indian godman convicted of rape on Friday has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Indian media reported that Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s followers had set a vehicle on fire just ahead of sentencing. […]

China claims victory over India in Himalayan border row

China claims victory over India in Himalayan border row

Image copyright AFP Image caption An Indian soldier on the China border – Beijing has reiterated what it says is its right to territory China says India has withdrawn troops from a disputed Himalayan border area, ending a tense stand-off lasting weeks. The foreign ministry in Beijing said it was pleased that “trespassing Indian personnel […]

India guru rape: High alert ahead of Ram Rahim sentence

India guru rape: High alert ahead of Ram Rahim sentence

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police say they have been given “shoot on sight” orders in case of trouble Indian security forces have been put on high alert ahead of the sentencing of a controversial guru convicted of rape. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s followers rioted after Friday’s verdict in Panchkula – 38 people were killed. […]