Hong Kong police officers jailed for beating protester

Hong Kong police officers jailed for beating protester

Image copyright AFP Image caption The judge said the incident had damaged the image of Hong Kong Seven Hong Kong police officers have been jailed for two years each for beating a handcuffed protester. The group were convicted of Tuesday of assaulting social worker and activist Ken Tsang as he took part in the 2014 […]

Pakistan: IS attack on Sufi shrine in Sindh kills dozens

Media captionAmateur footage from inside the shrine shows people fleeing the scene A suicide attack in a popular shrine in southern Pakistan has killed at least 72 people, police say. The bomber blew himself up among devotees in the shrine of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in the town of Sehwan, in Sindh province, police […]

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong facing South Korea arrest

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong facing South Korea arrest

Image copyright EPA Image caption Seoul Central District Court has approved the arrest of Samsung’s heir apparent, Lee Jae-yong A court in South Korea has approved the arrest of Samsung’s heir apparent Lee Jae-yong, accused of bribery and other charges. The case is linked to a scandal that led to the impeachment of the country’s […]

Kim Jong-nam: More arrests over airport poisoning

Kim Jong-nam: More arrests over airport poisoning

Image copyright AP Image caption Kim was attacked as he waited to board a flight to Macau Two more suspects have been arrested in connection with the death of Kim Jong-nam, the brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, in Malaysia. A female Indonesian suspect and a Malaysian man thought to be her boyfriend were […]

Kim Jong-nam: Second woman arrested over airport poisoning

Kim Jong-nam: Second woman arrested over airport poisoning

Image copyright AP Image caption Mr Kim was attacked as he waited to board a flight to Macau A second woman has been arrested in connection with the death of Kim Jong-nam, the brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Mr Kim died on Monday after apparently being poisoned while waiting to board a flight […]

Jakarta election: Tense second round expected for governor post

Jakarta election: Tense second round expected for governor post

Image copyright AP The election race for the governor of Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, looks set to go to a second round after no candidate secured 50% of votes. Unofficial counts show incumbent Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, or “Ahok”, a Christian seen as the front-runner until he went on trial for insulting Islam, took 43%. His closest […]

Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk

Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police surrounded the site, blocking roads to and from the Dhammakaya temple Thai police have entered a Buddhist temple on the outskirts of Bangkok in a bid to arrest a monk wanted in connection with alleged money laundering. Officers began raiding the site on Thursday after previous attempts were […]

Grant Hackett: Former Olympic champion missing, father says

Grant Hackett: Former Olympic champion missing, father says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Grant Hackett’s family have pleaded for him to make contact Former Olympic swimming champion Grant Hackett is missing in Australia and needs urgent help, his father has said. Hackett, 36, was on Wednesday arrested and released without charge after becoming agitated at his parents’ home. His father, Nev, pleaded […]

Christchurch fires: Homes destroyed and residents evacuated

Media captionHundreds of homes have been evacuated as the fire nears Christchurch Hundreds of homes have been evacuated in the New Zealand city of Christchurch as a huge wildfire rages on its outskirts. A state of emergency has been declared in the city and neighbouring Selwyn District and the military has been deployed to help […]

Kim Jong-nam death: Malaysia police hold female suspect

Kim Jong-nam death: Malaysia police hold female suspect

Image copyright AFP Image caption Malaysian police have been hunting for suspects in connection with the mysterious death on Monday A female suspect has been arrested in Malaysia in connection with the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s half-brother. Local police said that the woman was arrested at the airport in the capital Kuala […]