Thugs of Hindostan: Critics sink Bollywood's 'Pirates of the Caribbean'

Thugs of Hindostan: Critics sink Bollywood's 'Pirates of the Caribbean'

Image copyright Thugs of Hindostan Image caption Bollywood superstars Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan feature together for the first time ever in a film Bollywood superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan have come together for the first time in the $42m (£33m; 3bn-rupee) epic Thugs of Hindostan, one of India’s most keenly awaited films of […]

Xiaomi UK flash sale comes under fire

Xiaomi UK flash sale comes under fire

Image copyright Xiaomi Image caption Only three Mi 8 Lite phones could be bought in the first flash sale “Flash sales” publicising a Chinese smartphone company’s UK launch have sparked a backlash on social media. Xiaomi advertised two of its new handsets for £1 each last week as part of a “crazy deals” promotion. But […]

Aung San Suu Kyi: Amnesty strips Myanmar leader of top prize

Aung San Suu Kyi: Amnesty strips Myanmar leader of top prize

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Aung San Suu Kyi, seen here at a business summit in Singapore on Monday Amnesty International is stripping Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour, the Ambassador of Conscience Award. The politician and Nobel peace prize winner received the honour in 2009, when she […]

US overtakes China in top supercomputer list

US overtakes China in top supercomputer list

Image copyright Carlos Jones/Oak Ridge National Laboratory Image caption The Summit supercomputer is housed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. China has been pushed into third place on a list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. The latest list by Top 500, published twice a year, puts two US machines – Summit and […]

Mourning dog waits for 80 days in road where owner died

Mourning dog waits for 80 days in road where owner died

Mourning dog waits for 80 days in road where owner died By Sarah Jenkins and Kerry Allen BBC News and BBC Monitoring Image copyright Pear Video Image caption Pear video said the dog has been in the road since its owner died on 21 August A loyal dog which has waited on a busy road […]

India pilot suspended for three years for failing alcohol test

India pilot suspended for three years for failing alcohol test

Image copyright EPA Image caption Air India is the country’s state-owned airline India’s aviation regulator has barred a senior pilot from flying for three years after he failed an alcohol test. Captain Arvind Kathpalia, who is also the Director of Operations at state-owned Air India, was to command the Delhi-London flight on Sunday. A substitute […]

US fighter jet crashes into sea off Japan

US fighter jet crashes into sea off Japan

A US Navy fighter jet has crashed in the Philippine Sea, south of the Japanese island of Okinawa. The F/A-18 Hornet was conducting routine operations when it “experienced a mechanical issue” that forced the two crew to eject, the US 7th Fleet said. The pair were rescued from the water in good condition and were […]

Australia strawberry scare: Accused saboteur 'motivated by spite'

Australia strawberry scare: Accused saboteur 'motivated by spite'

Image copyright EPA Image caption My Ut Trinh was arrested in Queensland on Sunday An Australian woman accused of hiding sewing needles inside strawberries in a high-profile sabotage case was motivated by spite, a court has heard. My Ut Trinh, 50, was arrested on Sunday following a nationwide police investigation that began in September. Ms […]

Trolley man: Funds flood in for Melbourne's homeless hero

Trolley man: Funds flood in for Melbourne's homeless hero

Image copyright EPA Image caption Pushing his trolley, Michael Rogers (left) helped police tackle the attacker A funding campaign has raised almost A$100,000 (£55,000; $72,000) to help a homeless man who tried to stop a knife-wielding attacker in Melbourne by ramming him with a shopping trolley. Michael Rogers, dubbed “Trolley Man” online, was filmed on […]

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