Trump praises China’s Xi over handling of North Korea

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The president spoke to Reuters inside his office in the White House Donald Trump has praised China’s President Xi Jinping for his handling of North Korea, calling him “a very good man” who loves his country. The US president told Reuters he would like to solve the crisis diplomatically but […]

Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia issue rare child marriage fatwa

Image copyright BBC Indonesia Image caption The congress has brought together female Islamic leaders from several countries Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia have issued an unprecedented fatwa against child marriage. The fatwa, which is not legally binding but will be influential, was issued after a three-day congress of female clerics in the country. The clerics […]

India: Kashmir social media ban criticised

Image copyright Abid Bhat Image caption The social media ban came after a series of clashes between civilians and security forces Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have announced a one-month ban on 22 social media services, including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. The state government said the services were being misused by “anti-government elements” to incite violence. […]

Olympus scandal: Former bosses to pay $529m over fraud

Image copyright AFP Image caption Former Olympus chairman Tsuyoshi Kikukawa (right) is among those who must pay damages Six executives sacked by Japan’s Olympus have been ordered to pay more than half a billion dollars in damages after a massive accounting fraud. The camera and medical equipment firm brought the case against ex-chairman Tsuyoshi Kikukawa […]

Philippines police ‘keep people hidden in secret cell’

Image copyright ABS-CBN Image caption Footage from local network ABS-CBN appears to show people sat in a narrow, cramped room At least 11 people have been found in a tiny dark room hidden behind a bookcase in a Philippine police station. The captives were discovered during a raid by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), […]

Trump praises China’s Xi over handling of North Korea

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The president spoke to Reuters from inside his office at the White House Donald Trump has praised China’s President Xi Jinping for his handling of North Korea, calling him “a very good man” who loves his country. The US president told Reuters he would like to solve the crisis diplomatically […]

Two Americans killed in IS Afghan raid

Image caption The two men were killed in the same province where the US dropped a huge bomb that flattened houses and trees Two Americans were killed and a third was wounded in a raid in Afghanistan against Islamic State group militants, the Pentagon has confirmed. The military personnel died in combat in Nangarhar province, […]

Philippines police ‘keep people hidden in secret cell’

Image copyright ABS-CBN Image caption Footage from local network ABS-CBN appears to show people sat in a narrow, cramped room At least 11 people have been found in a tiny dark room hidden behind a bookcase in a Philippine police station. The captives were discovered during a raid by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), […]

Obese woman to move to UAE after ‘losing 250kg’ in India

Image copyright Saifee hospital An Egyptian woman believed to have been the world’s heaviest is to be moved to the UAE after a row over her weight loss at the Indian hospital she was being treated at. Mumbai’s Saifee hospital said Eman Abd El Aty had weight loss surgery and was free to go as […]

Vinod Khanna, India Bollywood actor, dies of cancer

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Vinod Khanna acted in more than 100 Bollywood films One of India’s most well-known Bollywood actors Vinod Khanna has died aged 70, his hospital has confirmed. Khanna, also an active politician, had been suffering from cancer and was admitted to hospital earlier this month as his illness became more […]

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