Delivery driver sacked for eating orders

Delivery driver sacked for eating orders

Image copyright @Madan_Chikna Image caption The Zomato delivery driver was filmed eating food from his delivery bag Takeaway delivery firm Zomato has apologised after one of its drivers was filmed eating a client’s food and resealing the containers in India. The video, which was filmed in Madurai in southern India, shows a man wearing a […]

Grace Millane: Solo backpacking didn't kill her, say bloggers

Grace Millane: Solo backpacking didn't kill her, say bloggers

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption Grace Millane had arrived in New Zealand in mid-November after a group trip in South America The search for British backpacker Grace Millane ended on Sunday when a body was found on the outskirts of Auckland, New Zealand. Grief, anger and messages of support for her family have […]

Thailand election date set and campaign ban lifted

Thailand election date set and campaign ban lifted

Image copyright EPA Image caption Pro-democracy campaigners have grown frustrated by delays in setting an election date Thailand’s military government has said political parties are free to start campaigning ahead of a long-awaited election scheduled for 24 February. The announcement ends a ban on political campaigning brought in when the military ousted the elected government […]

Indian rupee hit by central bank chief's shock resignation

Indian rupee hit by central bank chief's shock resignation

Image copyright Getty Images India’s currency slumped one day after the abrupt resignation of the country’s central bank governor. The Indian rupee fell 1.2% against the US dollar and stocks were also lower as investors reacted to his departure. On Monday, Urjit Patel resigned from his post midway through his three-year term, citing “personal reasons”. […]

Refugee footballer fights extradition to Bahrain

Refugee footballer fights extradition to Bahrain

Image copyright Mark Avellino Photography Image caption Hakeem Al-Araibi fears he will be tortured in Bahrain A Bahraini footballer is facing extradition from Thailand, despite international calls for his release. Hakeem Al-Araibi, 25, who holds refugee status in Australia, was detained in Bangkok last month on an Interpol warrant put out by Bahrain. He was […]

India election results show Narendra Modi's BJP trailing in key states

India election results show Narendra Modi's BJP trailing in key states

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption India will hold general elections in 2019 Early state election results show India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) trailing in three key states where they were in power. The main opposition Congress is leading in all three states – Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. Correspondents say losses in these […]

Apple denies iPhone import ban in China

Apple denies iPhone import ban in China

Image copyright Getty Images US chip-maker Qualcomm claims it has won an injunction against Apple that effectively bans the import of a number of iPhone models, ranging from the iPhone 6S to the iPhone X. The preliminary order, issued by a Chinese court, is the latest in step a continuing feud between the two tech […]

Himalayan and other Asian glaciers put the brakes on

Himalayan and other Asian glaciers put the brakes on

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAmaury Dehecq: “Knowing ice-flow speed allows us to better estimate glacier melt” The glaciers that flank the Himalayas and other high mountains in Asia are moving slower over time. Scientists have analysed nearly 20 years of satellite images to come to this conclusion. They show that the […]

'Surprise' Palu tsunami clue found on seafloor

'Surprise' Palu tsunami clue found on seafloor

Image copyright Georgia Institute of Technology Image caption The tsunami came ashore within three minutes of the quake Scientists are getting closer to understanding the tsunami that struck Palu in Indonesia in September. Damaging waves rushed ashore after a Magnitude 7.8 quake, but researchers said at the time that they were surprised by their size. […]

Meng Wanzhou: Tech boss in middle of US-China dispute

Meng Wanzhou: Tech boss in middle of US-China dispute

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Vancouver on 1 December A high-flying Chinese executive has been caught in the centre of a growing geo-political dispute between two of the world’s largest economies. Meng Wanzhou is the chief financial officer of Huawei and the elder daughter of the telecom giant’s founder. She […]