Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi speech criticised by global leaders

Media captionThe BBC’s Jonah Fisher looks at Ms Suu Kyi’s speech Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi is facing mounting international pressure for her handling of violence in Rakhine state and the Rohingya refugee crisis. In a speech on Tuesday, Myanmar’s de facto leader condemned rights abuses but did not blame the army or address allegations […]

India rape: Second uncle held in 10-year-old pregnant child’s case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Campaigners say 50% of abusers are known to the child or are “persons in trust and care-givers” A second uncle of a 10-year-old Indian child who gave birth to a baby girl last month has been arrested for allegedly raping her. He is the younger brother of the uncle […]

Australian school discriminated against turban-wearing boy

Australian school discriminated against turban-wearing boy

Image copyright SAGARDEEP SINGH ARORA Image caption Sidhak Singh was initially not allowed to wear his patka, or child’s turban, to school An Australian school discriminated against a five-year-old Sikh boy when it prevented his enrolment because he wore a turban, a tribunal has found. The uniform policy of Melton Christian School in Melbourne prohibits […]

Singapore baggage handler ‘swapped hundreds of tags’

Image copyright Casanowe A baggage handler at Singapore’s international airport allegedly swapped hundreds of baggage tags, sending luggage to the wrong destination. Tay Boon Keh has been charged with 286 counts of mischief, according to the Straits Times newspaper. He swapped tags starting on 8 November every day for three months, the court heard. But […]

Khalid Latif: Pakistan batsman banned for five years after spot-fixing inquiry

Khalid Latif has played five one-day internationals and 13 Twenty20 internationals for Pakistan. Pakistan batsman Khalid Latif has been banned from cricket for five years for his part in a spot-fixing ring. A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) tribunal handed down the punishment after finding Latif guilty of all charges at a hearing on Wednesday, The […]

Suu Kyi Rohingya speech criticised by global leaders

Media captionThe BBC’s Jonah Fisher looks at Ms Suu Kyi’s speech Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi is facing mounting international pressure for her handling of violence in Rakhine state and the Rohingya refugee crisis. In a speech on Tuesday, the de facto leader condemned rights abuses but did not blame the army or address allegations […]

Trump: US would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself

Media captionTrump: ‘Rocket Man’s suicide mission’ US President Donald Trump has told the UN General Assembly that America would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself or its allies. In his debut speech, he mocked North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, saying: “Rocket man is on a suicide mission.” North Korea has tested nuclear bombs […]

Some Auckland petrol stations run out of fuel after burst pipe

Image copyright Getty Images Several petrol stations in Auckland have been hit by fuel shortages as problems caused by damage to a pipeline in New Zealand’s largest city spread. Z Energy confirmed to the BBC that 13 service stations had run out of 95 octane petrol by Tuesday. The firm said fuel was being trucked […]

North Korea says sanctions will accelerate nuclear programme

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Kim Jong-Un and top military officials celebrated Friday’s missile launch North Korea has warned that more sanctions and pressure will only make it accelerate its nuclear programme. In a strongly worded statement, the foreign ministry called a new round of restrictions imposed by the United Nations “the most vicious, unethical […]

Rohingya ‘extremists’ trying to build stronghold – Myanmar army

Media captionHeavy monsoons are adding to the misery in the Rohingya camps in Bangladesh Myanmar’s top general has blamed Rohingya people for the crisis that has led to hundreds of thousands crossing into Bangladesh. Gen Min Aung Hlaing said the Rohingya “has never been an ethnic group”, and accused “extremists” of trying to form a […]

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