US reward for robbed Indian man who saved colleague

Image copyright Christie Duffy Image caption Mr Vannavalli moved to the US 10 years ago Police in the US have rewarded an Indian man after he was robbed while saving the life of a colleague. Anil Vannavalli, 34, was waiting for a train at the Edison station in New Jersey on Friday when Madhuri Recherla, […]

Why are India’s top judges doubting each others’ sanity?

Image copyright Press Trust of India Image caption Justice CS Karnan is on a massive collision course with India’s top court The Indian judiciary is in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. For the past several months now, Justice Chinnaswamy Swaminathan Karnan of the Calcutta High Court has been on a massive collision course with […]

Albino orangutan rescued from captivity in Indonesia

Image copyright AFP/BOSF Image caption Bornean orangutans are classified as “critically endangered” A rare albino orangutan is being cared for by an animal protection group in Indonesia after being rescued. The white-haired and blue-eyed female orangutan was being held captive in a remote village in the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo. It had […]

US anti-missile system operational in South Korea

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The Thaad system only has “initial intercept capability” at present The US military says its controversial Thaad missile defence system is now operational in South Korea. The system can intercept North Korean missiles although full operational capability is still some months away. Tensions have been rising around the Korean […]

India says Pakistan ‘mutilated’ soldiers

Image copyright EPA Image caption Students have protested in recent days in Srinagar India says Pakistani troops have killed two of its soldiers and mutilated their bodies in the disputed Kashmir region. The Indian army said Pakistani forces on Monday attacked one of their patrol units along the de facto border. It added that mutilating […]

Australian government to build second Sydney airport

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sydney Airport Group has run the city’s only international airport for decades The Australian government has announced it will build a second international airport in Sydney. The A$5bn (£2.9bn, $3.8bn) airport will be located at Badgerys Creek, 50km (31 miles) west of the city’s centre. PM Malcolm Turnbull said […]

Samsung crane collapse kills six workers

Image copyright Reuters A crane collapse at a South Korean shipyard run by Samsung has killed six people and injured more than 20 others, says the Yonhap news agency. Rescuers have been searching for people trapped after Monday’s incident at Geoje near Busan. The victims are understood to be subcontractors working for shipbuilder Samsung Heavy […]

US anti-missile system ‘operational’ in South Korea

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The Thaad system, seen here in a file photo, is designed to take out North Korean missiles The US military says its controversial Thaad missile defence system is “operational” in South Korea. A spokesman said the system was now able to intercept North Korean missiles and defend the South. […]

India Assam mob kills two Muslim men over ‘cow theft’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many Hindus consider cows sacred Police in India say two Muslim men have been lynched by a mob which accused them of trying to steal cows for slaughter. The killings in the north-eastern state of Assam are the latest in a series of attacks blamed on religious tensions over […]

‘Oldest human’ dies in Indonesia ‘aged 146’

Image copyright EPA The Indonesian man who claimed to be 146 years old – the longest living human ever – has died in his village in Central Java. According to his papers, Sodimedjo, also known as Mbah Ghoto (grandpa Ghoto), was born in December 1870. But Indonesia only started recording births in 1900 – and […]