India rape: Second Jharkhand teenager set alight, police say

India rape: Second Jharkhand teenager set alight, police say

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Two recent cases of rape that made headlines have sparked massive outrage in India A 17-year-old girl in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand is in a critical condition after she was raped and then set on fire, police say. A local man has been arrested in connection with […]

Is Australia running out of fuel? PM orders supply review

Is Australia running out of fuel? PM orders supply review

Image copyright Getty Images The Australian government has ordered a review of fuel security after experts warned the country only has weeks of petrol, diesel and aviation fuel supplies left in its reserves. The country’s energy minister, Josh Frydenberg, said it was the “prudent and proper thing to do” but should not be interpreted as […]

Phnom Penh Post's sale to PR director increases media freedom fears

Phnom Penh Post's sale to PR director increases media freedom fears

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Founded in 1992, The Post has been described as an “independent and critical” newspaper A newspaper seen as Cambodia’s last independent English daily has been sold to a Malaysian businessman, sparking fresh concerns about press freedom. The Phnom Penh Post’s new owner is Sivakumar Ganapthy, director of a PR […]

Caste hatred in India – what it looks like

Caste hatred in India – what it looks like

Image copyright Sudharak Olwe Image caption A photo of Sagar Shejwal A recent exhibition in the Indian city of Mumbai documented Dalit (formerly known as “untouchable”) families that have lost a loved one because of discrimination and violence. The photographs by Sudharak Olwe capture the prejudice that remains a reality for millions of Dalits. They […]

Malaysia elections: Could Mahathir Mohamad make a comeback?

Malaysia elections: Could Mahathir Mohamad make a comeback?

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mahathir Mohamad, left, has electrified Malaysia’s election contest Among the torrent of election propaganda being produced in the campaigns to lead Malaysia for the next five years, one slickly-produced video stands out. In it, an adorable young Malay girl suddenly finds herself looking up at the grandfatherly face of the […]

Why Costa Ricans are being paid to marry Chinese migrants

Why Costa Ricans are being paid to marry Chinese migrants

Image caption Officials are worried about the number of fake marriages between Costa Ricans and Chinese “Who wants to earn some money?” It was just a simple question, but it was enough to convince MarĂ­a (not her real name) to enter into what seemed like a simple deal. A young woman offered the 46-year-old Costa […]

Indian engineers kidnapped in Afghanistan's Baghlan province

Indian engineers kidnapped in Afghanistan's Baghlan province

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Afghan security forces struggle to control parts of Baghlan province Seven Indian engineers have been kidnapped in Afghanistan along with their Afghan driver, police say. Gunmen grabbed them from a vehicle on the outskirts of the Baghlan provincial capital, Pul-e Khomri, on Sunday. No group has said it carried […]

Gunman injures Pakistan interior minister Ahsan Iqbal in Punjab

Gunman injures Pakistan interior minister Ahsan Iqbal in Punjab

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ahsan Iqbal (seen here last year) was reportedly hit by a pistol shot A gunman has shot and injured Pakistani Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal while he was visiting his constituency in the north-eastern city of Narowal. Mr Iqbal had just attended a rally in the Punjab city when he was […]

VAR: Technical problem helps decide Australian A-League grand final

VAR: Technical problem helps decide Australian A-League grand final

Kosta Barbarouses’ deflected strike was the earliest goal in grand final history Technical problems prevented the video assistant referee being used to help decide the controversial winning goal in Australia’s A-League grand final. Melbourne Victory’s James Donachie appeared to be in an offside position from a free-kick before heading back across goal to set up […]

Afghanistan: At least 12 killed in Khost mosque blast

Afghanistan: At least 12 killed in Khost mosque blast

At least 12 people have been killed and dozens wounded in an explosion at a mosque in the Afghan province of Khost, officials say. People had gathered for afternoon prayers at the mosque, which was also being used as a voter registration centre. Some of the injured are said to be in a critical condition. […]

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