Pakistan inferno: Father’s anguish as tanker dead buried

Pakistan inferno: Father’s anguish as tanker dead buried

Image copyright EPA Image caption The blaze left a trail of charred vehicles on the road around the tanker A mass burial has been held in Pakistan for 125 unidentified victims of Sunday’s fuel tanker inferno in the southern province of Punjab. The blaze killed more than 150 people and came just a day before […]

Australia census: Five takeaways from a changing country

Australia census: Five takeaways from a changing country

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The face of Australia is changing The results of Australia’s 2016 census have been released, and they paint a clear picture of a country in the midst of change. Here are five takeaways (There will be a quiz at the end!): 1. It’s becoming more Asian and less European […]

Coins thrown into plane engine by elderly passenger for ‘luck’

Coins thrown into plane engine by elderly passenger for ‘luck’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police were called to Shanghai Pudong International Airport after a report of some odd behaviour A superstitious elderly passenger delayed a flight in Shanghai after throwing coins at the engine for good luck, a Chinese airline has confirmed. The 80-year-old woman threw her change at the China Southern Airlines […]

Liu Xiaobo: China tells US not to interfere over jailed dissident

Liu Xiaobo: China tells US not to interfere over jailed dissident

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Liu Xiaobo is a poet and human rights campaigner Beijing has hit back at Washington for “irresponsible remarks” after the US criticised its treatment of Chinese Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo. The political activist, who is serving an 11 year term on subversion charges for calling for greater democracy, has […]

Modi’s enthusiastic bear hug bests Trump’s handshake

Modi’s enthusiastic bear hug bests Trump’s handshake

Media captionModi’s bear hug – a master at work Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has responded to the infamous “Trump handshake” with his own diplomatic tool of choice – the bear hug. A series of awkward greetings and handshakes between Mr Trump and other world leaders has left many wondering who could “beat” his approach. […]

Nitcharee Peneakchanasak: Amputee wins ‘best job in Thailand’

Nitcharee Peneakchanasak: Amputee wins ‘best job in Thailand’

Image copyright Facebook/Best Job in Thailand A Thai woman who lost both her legs as a teenager has won a job in a hospital which will pay her one million baht (£23,000; $29,000) a month. Nitcharee Peneakchanasak was announced on a TV talk show as winner of the competition named Best Job in Thailand. She […]

Philippines to make enthusiastic singing of national anthem mandatory

Philippines to make enthusiastic singing of national anthem mandatory

Image copyright AFP Image caption New rules make standing, a salute, and enthusiastic vocals compulsory The Philippine House of Representatives has approved a bill making enthusiastic singing of the national anthem compulsory. “The singing shall be mandatory and must be done with fervour,” the bill states. The word “mandatory” is not in the existing legislation. […]

Donald Trump and Narendra Modi warn Pakistan over terror ‘launches’

Donald Trump and Narendra Modi warn Pakistan over terror ‘launches’

Media captionThe leaders spoke to reporters after their first-ever meeting US President Donald Trump and Indian PM Narendra Modi have urged Pakistan to ensure its territory is not used to launch terror attacks. They issued their call in a statement released by the White House shortly after the two met in Washington DC. It comes […]

China ‘asks India to withdraw troops’ from Nathu La pass

China ‘asks India to withdraw troops’ from Nathu La pass

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Himalayan Nathu La pass was the site of clashes in the 1960s China has accused India of incursion into its territory between Sikkim and Tibet, in a dispute which has raised tensions between the countries. Officials said Indian border guards had obstructed “normal activities” on the Chinese side, and […]

Johnny Depp may face perjury charges, Australia’s deputy PM warns

Johnny Depp may face perjury charges, Australia’s deputy PM warns

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Johnny Depp strikes a pose on a Cadillac at Glastonbury Festival Australia’s deputy prime minister has threatened US actor Johnny Depp with perjury charges in a new instalment of the “war on terrier”. The Pirates of the Caribbean star and then-wife Amber Heard failed to declare their dogs to Australian […]

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