Jallikattu: Five gored to death at Indian bull-taming event

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Activists say the sport puts the players and the animals at risk At least five men in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu have been gored to death while watching a bull-taming contest known as Jallikattu. The men were spectators at events held since Sunday. The controversial sport […]

Ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee held ‘for spying for China’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jerry Chun Shing Lee began working for the CIA in 1994, the US justice department says A former CIA officer has been arrested in the US on charges of retaining classified information in a case thought to be linked to the crippling of the agency’s spy operation in China. Jerry […]

Myanmar police kill seven ethnic Rakhine protesters

Image copyright AFP Image caption Authorities have stepped up police presence following the unrest Police in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state have opened fire on Buddhist protesters, killing at least seven. The violence occurred after more than 4,000 ethnic Rakhine Buddhists gathered in Mrauk U on Tuesday to protest at a ban on the annual commemoration […]

Myanmar police kill seven Buddhist protesters in Rakhine

Image copyright AFP Image caption Authorities have stepped up police presence following the unrest Police in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state have opened fire on Buddhist protesters, killing at least seven. The violence occurred after more than 4,000 ethnic Rakhine Buddhists gathered in Mrauk U on Tuesday to protest at a ban on the annual commemoration […]

Jallikattu: Five gored to death India bull-taming sport

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Activists say the sport puts the players and the animals at risk At least five men in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu have been gored to death while watching a bull-taming contest known as Jallikattu. The men were spectators at events held since Sunday. The controversial sport […]

Ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee held ‘for helping China’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jerry Chun Shing Lee began working for the CIA in 1994, the US justice department says A former CIA officer has been arrested in the US on charges of unlawful retention of classified information. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, a naturalised US citizen, was held at New York’s JFK airport on […]

Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away actress has died, hospital says

Image copyright ECASTER Image caption Australian actress Jessica Falkholt died on Wednesday, a hospital confirmed Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt has died from injuries she suffered in a car crash three weeks ago, an Australian hospital has confirmed. The accident in New South Wales on 26 December had already killed her parents, sister and […]

Japan warns over North Korean ‘charm offensive’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption North Korea has recently moved towards talks with its Southern counterpart Japan has told an international meeting on North Korea that the world should not be blinded by Pyongyang’s recent “charm offensive”. Foreign Minister Taro Kono’s comments in Canada come as North and South Korea discuss Pyongyang’s plans to […]

Jallikattu: Three gored to death India bull-taming sport

Jallikattu: Three gored to death India bull-taming sport

Image copyright J Suresh Image caption Activists say the sport puts the players and the animals at risk At least three men in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu have been gored to death while watching a bull-taming contest known as Jallikattu. The controversial sport, sees thousands of men chase bulls to grab prizes […]

Joshua Wong receives second jail term over 2014 protests

Image copyright AFP Image caption Joshua Wong was the face of the 2014 protests A Hong Kong court has jailed activist Joshua Wong for three months, his second prison sentence related to the 2014 pro-democracy protests. Along with other activists he was found guilty of contempt of court for blocking clearance of a protest site. […]

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