Kim Ji-young, Born 1982: Feminist film reignites tensions in South Korea

Image copyright Lotte Entertainment Image caption Actress Jung Yu-mi, who was cast as the lead, got thousands of hate comments on her Instagram in just a day A movie adaptation of the bestselling novel that triggered a fierce sexism battle in South Korea was released on Wednesday. The novel, called Kim Ji-young, Born 1982 was […]

House Rules: ‘Bullied’ reality TV star wins payout in Australia

Image copyright CHANNEL SEVEN Image caption Nicole Prince (left) and Fiona Taylor competed in a home renovation show in 2017 An Australian reality TV star who says she was unfairly portrayed as a bully has won a landmark compensation case. Nicole Prince said she suffered psychological injury following her experience on Channel Seven’s House Rules […]

Shaquille O’Neal backs NBA executive over China dispute

Image copyright Getty Images Shaquille O’Neal has spoken out in support of a basketball executive’s comments that sparked a row between the NBA and China. The basketball legend said Houston Rockets manager Daryl Morey “was right” to tweet support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. The NBA is hugely popular in China and Mr Morey’s […]

Joel McIlroy: Ex-Home and Away star ‘punched policewoman’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Joel McIlroy played Dr Flynn Saunders on Home and Away for over a decade Australian actor Joel McIlroy, who once starred on soap Home and Away, has been charged with repeatedly punching a policewoman in Sydney. McIlroy, 46, played Dr Flynn Saunders on the popular show from 1994 to […]

Naruhito: Japan’s emperor proclaims enthronement in ancient ceremony

Media captionWatch the ancient ritual of Japan’s emperor ascending to his throne Japan’s Emperor Naruhito has formally proclaimed his ascension to the throne in an elaborate ceremony. The emperor, 59, officially began his reign in May after the abdication of his father, the then-Emperor Akihito. But, after a series of traditional rituals inside the imperial […]

Naruhito: Japan’s emperor proclaims enthronement in ancient ceremony

Media captionWatch the ancient ritual of Japan’s emperor ascending to his throne Japan’s Emperor Naruhito has formally proclaimed his ascension to the throne in an elaborate ceremony. The emperor, 59, officially began his reign in May after the abdication of his father, the then-Emperor Akihito. But, after a series of traditional rituals inside the imperial […]

Naruhito: Japan’s emperor proclaims enthronement in ancient ceremony

Media captionWatch the ancient ritual of Japan’s emperor ascending to his throne Japan’s Emperor Naruhito has formally proclaimed his ascension to the throne in an elaborate ceremony. The emperor, 59, officially began his reign in May after the abdication of his father, the then-Emperor Akihito. But, after a series of traditional rituals inside the imperial […]

Naruhito: Japan’s emperor proclaims enthronement in ancient ceremony

Media captionWatch the ancient ritual of Japan’s emperor ascending to his throne Japan’s Emperor Naruhito has formally proclaimed his ascension to the throne in an elaborate ceremony. The emperor, 59, officially began his reign in May after the abdication of his father, the then-Emperor Akihito. But, after a series of traditional rituals inside the imperial […]

Infosys: India software giant probes whistleblower claims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Infosys CEO Sahil Parekh has not responded to the allegations Indian software giant Infosys is investigating allegations that senior executives have been increasing profits through irregular accounting. The probe follows complaints by a group of whistleblowers against the CEO and CFO, the company said in a statement. Infosys shares […]

Thailand royal consort: How did Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi fall from grace?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Just months ago Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi was being feted in an official royal biography Thailand’s king stunned observers on Monday by stripping his royal consort of her rank and titles, just months after she was granted the honours. It was only in July when Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi was named as “official consort” […]