The child’s maths lesson outraging India

Image copyright iStock A few days ago a school friend sent me a very disturbing video on WhatsApp of a three-year-old being taught maths at home. The tutor, whose face cannot be seen, appears to be a family member – she’s either the child’s mother or aunt or another relative. She’s teaching the child to […]

Cambodia PM tells critics to pay up or go

Image copyright Nicolas Axelrod/Getty Images In February this year, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that both he and US President Donald Trump shared a view of the media as “anarchic” troublemakers. Two days earlier, a government spokesman had referenced Mr Trump’s treatment of journalists in a Facebook post that threatened to shutter media outlets […]

‘Alarmingly high’ levels of arsenic in Pakistan’s ground water

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This study says that arsenic in groundwater in Pakistan is far more widespread than previously thought Up to 60 million people in Pakistan are at risk from the deadly chemical arsenic, according to a new analysis of water supplies. The study looked at data from nearly 1,200 groundwater quality […]

Typhoon Hato: Twelve killed as storm sweeps south China

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The typhoon brought Hong Kong to a standstill with many businesses staying closed A powerful storm has swept across southern China, leaving 12 dead and hundreds of people injured. Typhoon Hato made landfall at noon on Wednesday near Zhuhai city in Guangdong province, bringing with it strong winds and […]

UK government to investigate impact of overseas students

Image copyright Reuters Home Secretary Amber Rudd is launching an investigation into the impact of international students on the UK’s society and economy. It will look at the effect EU and non-EU students have on the UK labour market while they are in the UK. The study is being launched on Thursday, as the UK […]

Donald Trump softens tone to urge ‘a new unity’

Media captionOne came to applaud Trump, the other to boo US President Donald Trump has called for a “new unity”, a day after a campaign-style rally in which he attacked political foes and media. Speaking in Reno, Nevada, Mr Trump said “we are one people with one home and one great flag”. “In America, we […]

Hillary Clinton: ‘My skin crawled’ in Trump debate

Hillary Clinton says her “skin crawled” as Donald Trump loomed over her on stage in their presidential debate, as she reads an excerpt from her new memoir about the election. Read more: Hillary Clinton calls Trump a creep Hillary Clinton: ‘My skin crawled’ in Trump debate

Pennsylvania couple sees ‘Jesus’ in ultrasound of baby

Image copyright Facebook Image caption The couple see Jesus in the far left of their sonogram A US couple says they can see Jesus Christ watching over their child in a pregnancy ultrasound. The Pennsylvania pair said a man dressed in a robe with a crown of thorns is looking at their baby from the […]

Canada government giving migrants ‘false hope’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of migrants have been crossing into Quebec illegally in recent weeks A Canadian opposition MP has accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of “giving false hope to people crossing the border”. MP Michelle Rempel said on Wednesday that a refugee-friendly message is misleading asylum seekers about how welcoming the […]