World Cup 2018: Denmark 1-1 Australia

World Cup 2018: Denmark 1-1 Australia

Australia’s Mile Jedinak converts VAR penalty Denmark manager Age Hareide said video assistant referees are taking the “charm” out of the World Cup after Australia scored a debatable penalty to keep their last-16 hopes alive. Australia cancelled out Christian Eriksen’s fine opener when Mile Jedinak converted from the spot after Yussuf Poulsen’s handball in the […]

North Korea: A sacred mountain and other ideologies

North Korea: A sacred mountain and other ideologies

What is juche, why do North Koreans revere a mountain, and why do they call themselves a special name? As the isolated state begins to make friends with the rest of the world, we explain three key concepts of North Korea’s ideology. Presented by Hyung Eun Kim of BBC Korean. Video by Tessa Wong. Animation […]

Viewpoint: Why the Kashmir government fall is a tragedy

Viewpoint: Why the Kashmir government fall is a tragedy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended Mufti Mohammed Sayeed’s swearing-in ceremony in Jammu in 2015 The break-up of the three-year-old coalition government in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir is a setback for peace hopes in the region. The so-called “unnatural” alliance between the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and […]

Chess player quits Iran competition over headscarf rule

Chess player quits Iran competition over headscarf rule

When sport and religion clash, which side should give way? That was the question Indian national chess player Soumya Swaminathan had to answer when she was asked to represent her country at a tournament in Iran. The 29-year-old Woman Grandmaster was told she would have to wear a headscarf to take part. But she decided […]

The Indian women lighting the way for change

The Indian women lighting the way for change

Image caption Frontier Markets founder Ajaita Shah with some of the women in her local sales force In India’s desert state of Rajasthan, rural women are becoming the surprise agents of change, convincing coal-reliant communities to switch to solar. They are called “Solar Sahelis” or “solar friends”, and their job is to convince their neighbours […]

‘How a bus saved my life’: Life as a widow in Pakistan

‘How a bus saved my life’: Life as a widow in Pakistan

Asia, a widow in Pakistan, broke gender stereotypes by becoming a female bus driver. Widows in Pakistan are often isolated and seen as bad omens. But a micro finance project has helped some turn their lives around. Video produced by Daniel South and Haider Saleem Listen to Newsday on the BBC iPlayer. Source link

Mystery ape found in ancient China tomb

Mystery ape found in ancient China tomb

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many gibbons are threatened with extinction An ape that is new to science has been discovered buried in an ancient tomb in China. The gibbon has already gone extinct, suggesting humans wiped out primate populations long before the modern age. Living primates are in peril, with many on the […]

Two different pregnancies in power

Two different pregnancies in power

Image copyright AFP Image caption Benazir Bhutto was assassinated after an election rally in Rawalpindi in 2007 Now that New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has hit world headlines by becoming only the second elected head of government to give birth in office, attention has naturally been drawn to the first such leader – Pakistan’s […]

Indian official transferred for 'humiliating' Hindu-Muslim couple

Indian official transferred for 'humiliating' Hindu-Muslim couple

Image copyright MOHAMMED ANAS SIDDIQUI Image caption Tanvi Seth claimed that the officer asked her to change her name A passport official in the northern Indian city of Lucknow has been transferred after a couple complained that he harassed them because they were not from the same religion. The woman, Tanvi Seth, who is a […]

Instagram star Daryl Aiden Yow used stock image photos

Instagram star Daryl Aiden Yow used stock image photos

Image copyright Instagram Image caption Mr Yow has posted an apology to his Instagram account A popular Instagram photographer has apologised after being caught posting stock image library content and indicating it was his own work. Singapore-based Daryl Aiden Yow has more than 104,000 followers on the Facebook-owned service. His fame on the platform had […]

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