Rape inquiry against India BJP lawmaker

Rape inquiry against India BJP lawmaker

Image copyright Kuldeep Sengar/Twitter Image caption Kuldeep Sengar has denied the allegations against him A federal inquiry has been ordered into a rape allegation against a lawmaker in India’s Uttar Pradesh state. Kuldeep Singh Sengar, 50, from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is accused of raping a 16-year-old girl last year – an allegation […]

Toys R Us receives several $1bn bids for its Asia unit

Toys R Us receives several $1bn bids for its Asia unit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Toys R Us is currently closing down its US and UK operations Toy store giant Toys R Us has received bids of more than $1bn from prospective buyers for a majority stake in its Asia business, a lawyer for the firm said. The US-based firm has operations around the […]

IPL: Cricket matches moved out of Chennai

IPL: Cricket matches moved out of Chennai

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Chennai Super Kings will not play their home games in the city Cricket officials say the southern city of Chennai (formerly Madras) will not host Indian Premier League (IPL) matches due to security concerns. The move comes after protests took place outside the Chepauk stadium during Chennai Super […]

Rebel Wilson: Actress to recover legal fees in defamation case

Rebel Wilson: Actress to recover legal fees in defamation case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rebel Wilson was awarded Australia’s largest defamation payout last year Actress Rebel Wilson will recoup an additional sum for legal costs after being awarded Australia’s largest defamation payout, a court has ruled. Ms Wilson successfully sued publisher Bauer Media last year over magazine articles that she said portrayed her […]

Chinese baby born four years after parents' death

Chinese baby born four years after parents' death

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The fertilised eggs had been frozen for years A baby has been born in China to a surrogate mother four years after his parents died in a car crash, Chinese media reported. The couple, who died in 2013, had frozen several embryos hoping to have a child through […]

Asifa Bano: The child rape and murder that has Kashmir on edge

Asifa Bano: The child rape and murder that has Kashmir on edge

Image copyright Courtesy family of Asifa Bano Image caption Asifa Bano was eight years old The brutal gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Indian-administered Kashmir has put the restive state on edge. Sameer Yasir, an independent journalist based in Srinagar, reports on how the investigation has split the region along religious lines. […]

Chinese protests fail to stop 'illegal' water vessel sale

Chinese protests fail to stop 'illegal' water vessel sale

Image copyright Canterbury Auction Galleries Image caption The Chinese government demanded the sale of the rare water vessel should not go ahead A rare sacred Chinese bronze water vessel made between 2,200 and 3,600 years ago has been sold despite protests by the Chinese government. The recently discovered bronze Tiger Ying sold at auction for […]

Commonwealth Games: Five Cameroon athletes 'desert' team

Commonwealth Games: Five Cameroon athletes 'desert' team

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Weightlifter Arcangeline Fouodji Sonkbou is among the missing athletes, Cameroon officials say Five Cameroonian athletes have gone missing from their accommodation at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, team officials have confirmed. Press attache Simon Molombe told the BBC officials viewed it as “desertion” and that the missing athletes had […]

Myanmar soldiers jailed for 10 years for Rohingya killings

Myanmar soldiers jailed for 10 years for Rohingya killings

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The military began an investigation into the deaths of the Rohingya men last year Seven Myanmar soldiers have been sentenced to prison for their involvement in the killings of 10 Rohingya Muslim men last year. The military said in a statement the soldiers will serve 10 years with hard […]

Australian jailed for 'despicable' fake cancer scam

Australian jailed for 'despicable' fake cancer scam

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Hanna Dickenson (R) falsely claimed to have cancer, a court heard An Australian woman who faked having terminal cancer before scamming money from friends of her family has been jailed for three months. Hanna Dickenson, 24, accepted A$42,000 (£22,000; $31,000) after telling her parents that she needed medical treatment overseas. […]