Rebel Wilson: Australia media firms fail in defamation case bid

Rebel Wilson: Australia media firms fail in defamation case bid

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rebel Wilson celebrates after her court victory last year Hollywood actress Rebel Wilson has accused Australian media firms of “colluding” with a magazine publisher in their bid to contest a record defamation payout. The Australian actress was awarded A$4.5m (£2.7m; $3.6m) last year, after arguing that articles by Bauer Media […]

Trump set to announce China sanctions after IP probe

Trump set to announce China sanctions after IP probe

Image copyright Getty Images The Trump administration plans to announce sanctions against China on Thursday after determining that the country is encouraging the theft and transfer of intellectual property from US businesses. The White House said the actions come after years of talks about the issue that failed to produce change. The actions are expected […]

Tajikistan ministry's book tells women how to dress

Tajikistan ministry's book tells women how to dress

Image copyright Tajik Culture Ministry/Asia-Plus Image caption The ministry recommends traditional Tajik dress, and advises against both overtly Western and Islamic wear A book published by the government in Tajikistan is telling women what they should – and should not – be wearing. The “Book of Recommendations” is published by the Ministry of Culture, and […]

Eddie Woo: The maths teacher who became an unlikely star

Eddie Woo: The maths teacher who became an unlikely star

Australian teacher Eddie Woo has won fans worldwide with his high-energy maths lessons, posted on YouTube. Mr Woo recently won Australia’s Local Hero award and was a finalist for the Global Teacher Prize. He explains his infectious lesson strategies to the BBC in Sydney. Video produced by Frances Mao and Tessa Wong. Source link

India takes down local website of Cambridge Analytica

India takes down local website of Cambridge Analytica

Image caption Message on Ovleno’s India website India has taken down the local website of Cambridge Analytica following allegations the company used personal data of 50 million Facebook members to influence the US presidential election. SCL India, a venture between the SCL group in London and Ovleno Business Intelligence, says both India’s major political parties […]

Kak Channthy: The Cambodian Space Project and a rock revival

Kak Channthy: The Cambodian Space Project and a rock revival

Image copyright CambodianSpaceProject Image caption Kak Channthy – a model of strength and independence Cambodian singer Kak Channthy rose from poverty to perform in front of audiences worldwide. Dubbed Cambodia’s Amy Winehouse, she was the voice and face of a revival of the legendary 1960s rock scene that swept the country pre-genocide. Her band, the […]

Families of IS India victims learned of deaths on television

Families of IS India victims learned of deaths on television

Image copyright BBC Punjabi Image caption Families say the government misled them Families of 39 Indians who were killed by the Islamic State group in Iraq say they only found out about their deaths when they were announced on television. Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj told parliament on Tuesday that DNA tests proved the 39 men, […]

'Dozens dead' in Kabul suicide attack

'Dozens dead' in Kabul suicide attack

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Afghan policemen sealed off the site of the latest blast At least 26 people have been killed and 18 wounded in a suspected suicide bomb attack near a shrine in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials say. Initial reports suggest the bomber attacked a crowd of hundreds of people who had […]

Ek Do Teen: The unpopular Bollywood remake that crossed 18m views

Ek Do Teen: The unpopular Bollywood remake that crossed 18m views

Image copyright Getty Images A remake of an iconic 1980s Bollywood song has been viewed more than 18 million times on YouTube in two days but has generated largely bad reviews. The song, ek do teen which released in 1988, immediately became a blockbuster hit that catapulted its heroine, Madhuri Dixit, to stardom. The remake, […]

North Korea says sanctions did not push it to seek US talks

North Korea says sanctions did not push it to seek US talks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption North Korea has yet to officially comment on a possible summit between Mr Trump and Mr Kim North Korean state media has said it was “self-confidence” and not sanctions that drove it to seek talks with South Korea and the US. The commentary in KCNA comes after US President […]