Palestinian lecturer and Hamas member killed in Malaysia

Palestinian lecturer and Hamas member killed in Malaysia

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ten shots were fired at the Palestinian professor early on Saturday morning A Palestinian professor and member of the Hamas militant organisation has been killed in a drive-by shooting on the streets of the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. The family of Fadi al-Batsh, 35, has accused Israel’s spy agency Mossad […]

India introduces death penalty for child rapists

India introduces death penalty for child rapists

Image copyright AFP Image caption Reported rapes of minor children had more than doubled in India between 2012 and 2016 India’s Cabinet has approved the introduction of the death penalty for child rapists, amid uproar over a series of high-profile cases. The change to the country’s penal code applies to those convicted of raping a […]

North Korea missile and nuclear test halt hailed

North Korea missile and nuclear test halt hailed

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kim Jong-un says the North has achieved nuclear “weaponisation” North Korea’s announcement that it is halting nuclear and missile tests has received a broad international welcome. Leader Kim Jong-un said further tests were not needed, as the North had demonstrated it had nuclear weapons. Donald Trump described the move as […]

What do Indian parents tell their children about rape?

What do Indian parents tell their children about rape?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption India’s crime records show that reported rapes of minor children had more than doubled between 2012 and 2016. Outrage has grown in India after two incidents where children were tortured, raped and murdered. People across the country came out in protest, with some of them even taking their children […]

North Korea 'halts missile and nuclear tests', says Kim Jong-un

North Korea 'halts missile and nuclear tests', says Kim Jong-un

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kim Jong-Un says there is no need for further missile tests North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said his country will suspend all missile tests and shut down a nuclear test site, state media say. “From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic […]

Gujarat riots: India court overturns Maya Kodnani conviction

Gujarat riots: India court overturns Maya Kodnani conviction

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Kodnani (L) was a close aide to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was then the chief minister of Gujarat An Indian court has overturned the conviction of a senior BJP party member who was sentenced to 28 years in jail for her part in the murder of 97 people […]

UK apologises for torn India flag in anti-Modi protests

UK apologises for torn India flag in anti-Modi protests

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nearly 500 people showed up to protest against Mr Modi in London The UK has apologised after the Indian flag in London’s Parliament Square was torn down amid protests against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit. Hundreds of people gathered on Wednesday outside Downing Street where Mr Modi met his […]

North and South Korea set up hotline ahead of summit

North and South Korea set up hotline ahead of summit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Kim (L) and Mr Moon (R) are expected to hold a telephone call before their face-to-face meeting next week North and South Korea have set up a telephone hotline between their two leaders – the first time such a direct line of communication has been set up. Kim […]

Kyrgyz mayor dons fake beard to tour city in disguise

Kyrgyz mayor dons fake beard to tour city in disguise

Kyrgyz mayor dons fake beard to tour city in disguise By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright KNEWS Image caption Bishkek mayor Albek Ibraimov – not seen in disguise – visits the site of a major fire in his city The mayor of Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek says that he sometimes tours […]

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