Why is Chinese state media blurring these actors' ears?

Why is Chinese state media blurring these actors' ears?

Image copyright iQiyi Image caption Actor Wang Linkai’s ears are blurred in an episode of the TV show Sister’s Flower Shop The decision by a popular Chinese video streaming platform to censor the ears of actors wearing earrings has sparked a heated debate online. Images taken from programmes produced by the Netflix-like streaming service iQiyi, […]

Graffiti spotted in Tokyo could be Banksy artwork – maybe

Graffiti spotted in Tokyo could be Banksy artwork – maybe

Image copyright AFP Image caption Could this be the work of Banksy? A piece of graffiti found at a monorail station in Tokyo, Japan, could be the work of British artist Banksy, say local officials. The drawing bears resemblance to a famous Banksy painting “Umbrella rat”, which similarly pictures a rat parachuting with an umbrella. […]

Germany 'considers ban on Huawei' amid global backlash

Germany 'considers ban on Huawei' amid global backlash

Image copyright Getty Images Germany is considering ways to block Huawei from its next generation mobile phone network, according to reports. Berlin is exploring stricter security requirements which may prevent Huawei products being used in its 5G network. Many countries have pushed against the involvement of the Chinese technology firm in their 5G networks over […]

Aiia Maasarwe: Arrest over killing of Israeli student in Melbourne

Aiia Maasarwe: Arrest over killing of Israeli student in Melbourne

Image copyright Victoria Police Image caption Police released these images of Aiia Maasarwe, taken on the night she was killed A man has been arrested over the killing of a 21-year-old Israeli student in Melbourne, Australian police say. The body of Aiia Maasarwe, 21, was found near La Trobe University in the city’s north. She […]

Sydney axe attacks: Woman jailed for wounding 7-Eleven customers

Sydney axe attacks: Woman jailed for wounding 7-Eleven customers

Image copyright NSW DISTRICT COURT Image caption Evie Amati (centre) wounded two shoppers in the attack in Sydney A woman who randomly attacked two people with an axe in an Australian convenience store has been jailed. Evie Amati, 26, seriously wounded the man and woman at a 7-Eleven in Sydney in January 2017. She swung […]

Manmohan Singh: India’s ‘accidental PM’ biopic causes stir

Manmohan Singh: India’s ‘accidental PM’ biopic causes stir

Image copyright The Accidental Prime Minister Image caption Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher plays Manmohan Singh in the film Manmohan Singh was one of India’s longest serving prime ministers and widely regarded as the architect of the country’s economic reforms. But critics say a new Bollywood biopic months before a general election reduces him to […]

The North Korean women who had to escape twice

The North Korean women who had to escape twice

Image copyright AFP Image caption Screenshot of Jiyun on the sexcam site Trafficked into the sex industry after defecting from North Korea, two young women spent years in captivity before finally getting the chance to escape. From the third floor of a residential tower block in the Chinese city of Yanji, two young women hurl […]

Hewitt: I've been threatened by Tomic

Hewitt: I've been threatened by Tomic

Lleyton Hewitt (left) was named Australia’s Davis Cup captain in October 2015 Australian Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt claims he has been threatened “physically” and “blackmailed” by his former team-mate Bernard Tomic. Hewitt, 37, said he and “close-knit family” had received threats directly from the world number 88 over the past “year and a half”. […]

Ram Rahim Singh: India guru jailed for life over journalist's murder

Ram Rahim Singh: India guru jailed for life over journalist's murder

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is already serving a 20-year prison sentence for rape An Indian guru has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering a journalist who exposed sexual abuse of women at his sect. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the 51-year-old Dera Sacha Sauda leader, is already serving a […]

Oxford University suspends Huawei donations and sponsorships

Oxford University suspends Huawei donations and sponsorships

Image copyright Getty Images The University of Oxford has suspended donations and sponsorships from Chinese telecoms giant Huawei. The firm is facing accusations from the US and other countries that its equipment could be used for espionage. Huawei has denied those claims, saying it doesn’t pose a spying risk. The US is also reportedly investigating […]