India doctor arrested for setting fire to 25 cars

Image copyright MB Gowda Image caption The 37-year-old was caught by a security guard A doctor has been arrested for allegedly setting fire to 25 cars over a period of several days in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Police have seized CCTV footage of Dr Ameet Gaikwad, in which he is seen wearing a […]

Pakistan polio: Mother and daughter killed giving vaccinations

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The woman and her daughter had been taking part in an immunisation campaign in Balochistan Gunmen in Pakistan have shot dead a mother and daughter who were administering polio vaccinations in the south-western city of Quetta. Sakina Bibi, 38, and her daughter, Rizwana, 16, had been giving drops to […]

Kazakhstan bus fire kills 52 with few survivors

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Kazakh authorities said five people had escaped the blaze including the two drivers A bus has caught fire in north-western Kazakhstan, killing 52 people, the interior ministry has said. Five people managed to get out and were treated by rescue workers on the spot, reports said. The accident happened […]

Drone saves two Australian swimmers in world first

Media captionThe moment when the drone saves swimmers at Lennox Head Two teenage boys were rescued by a brand new lifesaving drone in Australia while lifeguards were still training to use the device. The swimmers, aged 15-17, had got into difficulties off the coast of Lennox Head, New South Wales (NSW). A member of the […]

Kazakhstan bus fire kills 52

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Kazakh authorities said five people had escaped the blaze including the two drivers A bus has caught fire in north-western Kazakhstan, killing 52 people, the interior ministry has said. Five people managed to get out and were treated by rescue workers on the spot, reports said. The accident happened […]

Macau police hunt for casino dealer after $6m theft

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Macau is the world’s largest gambling hub Police in Macau have said they are looking for a casino dealer who allegedly stole more than 47m Hong Kong dollars (£4m; $6m) worth of chips. Police have not named the casino, but Reuters news agency and local media reported the theft […]

North Korean phone users get photo beauty app

Image copyright DPRK Today Image caption The app allows North Korean mobile phone users to try out new looks A new mobile phone app developed in North Korea allows its users to experiment with new looks. While such photo manipulation apps are common around the world, it appears that Bomhyanggi 1.0 (Spring Scent) is the […]

China’s economy grows by 6.9% in 2017

Image copyright Getty Images China’s economy grew by 6.9% in 2017 according to official data – the first time in seven years the pace of growth has picked up. The figure beats Beijing’s official annual expansion target of about 6.5%. China is a key driver of the global economy and so the better-than-expected data is […]

North Korea crisis: South to continue talks with ‘clear eyes’

Media captionSouth Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha: “We understand North Korea better than anybody” South Korea says it will continue high-level talks with North Korea with “clear eyes” amid global warnings that Pyongyang might be playing for time to continue its nuclear-arms programme. “We have to make the most” of the opportunity, South Korean Foreign […]

Australia Day: Poll examines attitudes to controversial date

Media captionAustralia Day: Why a celebration has become controversial Less than half of Australians know the historical origin of the country’s national day, according to a poll. Australia Day, on 26 January, has been the subject of debate in recent times over concerns it is offensive to indigenous Australians. The day commemorates the arrival of […]

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