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 […]

Donald Tsang: Hong Kong former leader sentenced to 20 months

Donald Tsang: Hong Kong former leader sentenced to 20 months

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tsang, head bowed, was grim-faced in court Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for misconduct. Tsang led Hong Kong from 2005 to 2012 and is the most senior official in the territory ever to stand trial for corruption. He was found guilty […]

Melbourne plane crash: Pilot had ‘near collision’ in 2015

Melbourne plane crash: Pilot had ‘near collision’ in 2015

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A view from the tarmac at Melbourne’s Essendon Airport on Tuesday An Australian pilot who died in a Melbourne plane crash had been investigated before over a “near collision” in 2015, say officials. Max Quartermain and four US citizens died when their light plane hit a shopping centre on […]

Bao Bao the panda departs US for China

Bao Bao, a three-year-old panda who has captured the hearts of Americans since her birth at the National Zoo in Washington, has departed for China. She will join the Chinese panda breeding programme after first completing a 16-hour flight. Hopefully she won’t face any excess baggage costs – she has about 55lbs (25kg) of bamboo […]

Kashmir curbs lavish wedding spending

Kashmir curbs lavish wedding spending

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The state government said the order was issued in response to public complaints about extravagance and waste The government in Indian-administered Kashmir has put curbs on excessively lavish weddings. Parents of brides cannot invite more than 500 guests, and the number has been limited to 400 for grooms. The […]

Kim Jong-nam: No family member claims body, Malaysia says

Media captionCCTV footage appears to show the moment Kim Jong-nam is attacked Malaysian authorities are yet to formally identify the body of Kim Jong-nam as no family member has come forward, officials say. The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un died last week after apparently being poisoned while waiting for a flight at a […]