Utah bus crash kills four Chinese tourists

Utah bus crash kills four Chinese tourists

Image copyright EPA/UTAH HIGHWAY PATROL Image caption At least four people died on the bus, which was carrying a group of Chinese tourists A bus carrying Chinese tourists has crashed in the US state of Utah, killing at least four and critically injuring at least 12 more. The vehicle was near Bryce Canyon National Park […]

'It's a dominatrix with an onion': Japan’s mad mascots

'It's a dominatrix with an onion': Japan’s mad mascots

Image copyright Getty Images When the mascots of the 2019 Rugby World Cup had their big reveal on Twitter, the reaction was… well, mixed: “Is it supposed to be a cat?” “Rugby mascot should be burly, surly, and have a pint.” “I’ll send you my therapist’s bill.” …and the outright murderous: “Kill it with fire.” […]

Gay in South Korea: 'She said I don't need a son like you'

Gay in South Korea: 'She said I don't need a son like you'

In South Korea, being LGBTQ is often seen as a disability or a mental illness, or by powerful conservative churches as a sin. There are no anti-discrimination laws in the country and, as the BBC’s Laura Bicker reports from Seoul, campaigners believe the abuse is costing young lives. It was a company dinner that changed […]

Modi visit to US: Trump appearance signals importance of India

Modi visit to US: Trump appearance signals importance of India

Image copyright Getty Images Five years ago, when Narendra Modi first stepped on US soil as India’s prime minister to chants of his name and “Hail Mother India”, many called it audacious. The rock star reception at New York’s Madison Square Garden resembled a victory lap for a leader who had been denied entry into […]

Jennifer Lopez stripper film Hustlers banned in Malaysia

Jennifer Lopez stripper film Hustlers banned in Malaysia

Image copyright STX Films Image caption Lili Reinhart, Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer and Constance Wu star in Hustlers A film about scheming strippers starring Jennifer Lopez has been banned in Malaysia because of its “excessive obscene content”. The country’s film censorship board said Hustlers’ naked breasts, erotic dances and scenes featuring drugs made it “not […]

Japan 30-10 Russia: Hosts win opening match at Rugby World Cup

Japan 30-10 Russia: Hosts win opening match at Rugby World Cup

Japan overcome early howler to win World Cup opener 2019 Rugby World Cup: Japan v Russia Japan: (12) 30 Tries: Matsushima 3, Labuschagne; Pens: Tamura 2 Cons: Tamura, Matsuda Russia: (7) 10 Tries: Golosnitsky Pens: Kushnarev Cons: Kushnarev Wing Kotaro Matsushima scored a hat-trick as hosts Japan got their World Cup campaign under way with […]

Hong Kong police 'pushed to the limit'

Hong Kong police 'pushed to the limit'

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hong Kong police said last month that they had the protests under control Hong Kong’s police force is at the limits of its capacity as it struggles to contain the fallout from a political crisis now more than three months old. This frank analysis was given by a very senior […]

Swami Chinmayanand: India ex-minister arrested in sexual abuse case

Swami Chinmayanand: India ex-minister arrested in sexual abuse case

Image copyright Courtesy Facebook Image caption Swami Chinmayanand served as a minister under former PM Atal Behari Vajpayee A former Indian federal minister from the governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been arrested in connection with allegations of sexual abuse. Swami Chinmayanand, 73, has been charged with “misusing authority” for sex – a lesser offence […]

North Korean held in Russia 'for poaching' dies

North Korean held in Russia 'for poaching' dies

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Russia said the ships were engaged in illegal fishing off its coast (file image) Russia says a North Korean fisherman detained on charges of poaching in the Sea of Japan has died in custody. He was one of six men injured while resisting arrest, a senior Russian border guard […]

Australia PM Scott Morrison meets Trump for White House state dinner

Australia PM Scott Morrison meets Trump for White House state dinner

Image copyright Twitter/ Dan Scavino Image caption The two conservatives met on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka US President Donald Trump will host Australian PM Scott Morrison for an official week-long visit which includes a state dinner at the White House. Mr Morrison is also due to attend the UN General Assembly […]

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