Leila de Lima: Top Duterte critic arrested on drug charge

Leila de Lima: Top Duterte critic arrested on drug charge

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ms De Lima spent the night in the senate to evade arrest before turning herself over A leading critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Senator Leila de Lima, has been arrested on drug trafficking charges. Senator Leila de Lima is accused of receiving money from detained drug lords. She has […]

India police arrest ‘world’s cheapest smartphone’ firm boss

India police arrest ‘world’s cheapest smartphone’ firm boss

Image caption Mohit Goel was held after one of the phone’s distributors claimed it had not received handsets The director of Ringing Bells, the Indian firm which claimed to be selling the world’s cheapest smartphone, has been arrested on allegations of fraud. Mohit Goel was held after one of the phone’s distributors claimed it had […]

Australian PM rejects predecessor’s ‘outburst’

Australian PM rejects predecessor’s ‘outburst’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tony Abbott says Australia’s governing party should be more conservative Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed a provocative critique from his predecessor, Tony Abbott, that their party risks losing government. Mr Turnbull ousted Mr Abbott in 2015 to lead the centre-right Liberal Party. In a speech on Thursday, Mr […]

Kim Jong-nam killing: North Korea condemns Malaysia

Media captionCCTV footage appears to show the moment Kim Jong-nam is attacked North Korea has said Malaysia is responsible for the death of one of its citizens and is attempting to politicise the return of his body. It does not name Kim Jong-nam, but the KCNA report appears to be state media’s first reference to […]

Hong Kong police hold rally to support officers jailed for assault

Hong Kong police hold rally to support officers jailed for assault

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The crowd on Wednesday night was made up of currently serving officers as well as former officers Thousands of Hong Kong police officers have staged a rally in support of seven policemen jailed for assault. The men were sentenced to two years in jail last week for beating a […]

Wayne Rooney: Man Utd captain’s agent in China to discuss potential move

Wayne Rooney: Man Utd captain’s agent in China to discuss potential move

Rooney is United’s record goalscorer and has won five Premier League titles since joining them as an 18-year-old Wayne Rooney’s agent Paul Stretford is in China to see if he can negotiate a deal for the forward to leave Manchester United. There are no guarantees of success and it is thought a deal remains highly […]

Uzbek journalist Muhammad Bekjanov freed after 18 years

Uzbek journalist Muhammad Bekjanov freed after 18 years

Image caption Muhammad Bekjanov (R) is seen here with an unidentified man on Wednesday A journalist and opposition activist in the Central Asian republic of Uzbekistan, Muhammad Bekjanov, has been freed after serving 18 years in prison. He was convicted of attempting to kill the late President, Islam Karimov, but has said he was tortured […]

Australia Post chief resigns despite bumper profits

Australia Post chief resigns despite bumper profits

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Fahour joined Australia Post as chief executive in 2010 Australia Post’s chief executive has resigned, weeks after controversy over the size of his salary. Ahmed Fahour had been widely credited for turning around the government-owned organisation, returning it to profit. But earlier this month it emerged he earned […]

Kim Jong-nam killing: Senior N Korea diplomat named as suspect

Media captionCCTV footage appears to show the moment Kim Jong-nam is attacked Malaysian police have named a senior North Korean embassy official they want to question in connection with the killing of Kim Jong-nam. Hyon Kwang Song is one of three North Koreans being sought, along with an employee of the state airline. Police also […]