Nusrat Jahan Rafi: Death penalty for 16 who set student on fire

Image copyright family handout Image caption Nusrat was doused with kerosene and set on fire on a rooftop A Bangladesh court has sentenced 16 people to death for the murder of a student set on fire after accusing her teacher of sexual harassment. Nusrat Jahan Rafi, 19, died in April in Feni, a small town […]

Thai king fires officials for ‘extremely evil’ conduct

Image copyright Reuters Image caption King Vajiralongkorn has exercised his powers in a more direct way than his father Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn has fired six officials for “extremely evil” conduct, just days after removing his royal consort for “misbehaviour and disloyalty against the monarch”. The six include a woman, a senior police official and two […]

Indian ‘tiger poacher who ate sloth bear penises’ arrested

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bear gallbladders can fetch a high price in illegal international markets Indian police have hailed the arrest of a notorious suspected poacher who they say killed sloth bears and ate their penises as a “very important catch”. The man, known as Yarlen, had been on the run for years. […]

Uluru ban: What do locals think of the final rush to climb?

Image copyright EPA Image caption Uluru is one of Australia’s most famous landmarks For decades, hundreds of thousands of visitors to Australia’s desert centre have trekked up Uluru, the ancient red monolith formerly known as Ayers Rock. But from Saturday, the climb will be banned. Uluru is a sacred site for the local indigenous custodians, […]

Thai king fires officials for ‘extremely evil’ conduct

Image copyright Reuters Image caption King Vajiralongkorn has exercised his powers in a more direct way than his father Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn has fired six officials for “extremely evil” conduct, just days after removing his royal consort for “misbehaviour and disloyalty against the monarch”. The six include a woman, a senior police official and two […]

Thai king fires officials for ‘extremely evil’ conduct

Image copyright Reuters Image caption King Vajiralongkorn has exercised his powers in a more direct way than his father Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn has fired six officials for “extremely evil” conduct, just days after removing his royal consort for “misbehaviour and disloyalty against the monarch”. The six include a woman, a senior police official and two […]

Thai king fires officials for ‘extremely evil’ conduct

Image copyright Reuters Image caption King Vajiralongkorn has exercised his powers in a more direct way than his father Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn has fired six officials for “extremely evil” conduct, just days after removing his royal consort for “misbehaviour and disloyalty against the monarch”. The six include a woman, a senior police official and two […]

Hong Kong formally scraps extradition bill that sparked protests

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The extradition bill sparked months of protest but its withdrawal is unlikely to quell unrest Hong Kong’s legislature has formally withdrawn a controversial extradition bill that has sparked months of unrest. The bill – which would have allowed for criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China – prompted […]

The murder behind the Hong Kong protests: A case where no-one wants the killer

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Poon Hiu-wing was murdered out of jealousy On 17 February last year, a young Hong Kong couple’s holiday in Taiwan went terribly wrong. The night before they were due to leave, the couple bought a large pink suitcase at one of Taipei’s popular night markets. Their hotel’s CCTV footage showed […]

Chan Tong-kai: HK releases murder suspect who sparked protest crisis

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Chan Tong-kai says he is now willing to face charges in Taiwan Hong Kong has released the murder suspect whose case led to plans to change extradition rules which then triggered the city’s mass protests. Chan Tong-kai is accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend in Taiwan last year before fleeing […]