Sridevi: Bollywood superstar dies at 54 of heart attack

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Sridevi was one of India’s biggest film stars Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor has died after a heart attack, her family says. She was 54. The actress known simply as Sridevi passed away in Dubai, where she was attending a family wedding. From the age of four, she had worked […]

Afghanistan: Soldiers killed in wave of attacks

Image copyright EPA Image caption Kabul was just one of several places to be targeted in the latest violence A wave of attacks across Afghanistan has left more than 25 people dead, most of them soldiers, officials say. In the worst incident, Taliban militants stormed an army post in the western province of Farah, killing […]

Joanna Demafelis: Employers of Filipina maid found dead in freezer arrested

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ms Demafelis’s sister cried over her casket upon its arrival in Manila last week The employers of a Filipina maid found dead in a freezer in Kuwait have been arrested in the Syrian capital Damascus after a manhunt lasting several weeks. Joanna Demafelis, 29, was found frozen in her employers’ […]

India groom killed in Odisha after wedding gift explodes

A newly married man and his grandmother were killed in India when a wedding gift they were opening exploded. The man’s wife was critically injured in the blast on Friday in the eastern state of Odisha, police said. Soumya Sekhar and Reema Sahu got married on the 18 February and they received the “gift” at […]

Myanmar: Bombs explode in capital of restive Rakhine state

Image copyright EPA Image caption It was not immediately clear who was behind the blasts Three bombs have exploded in Sittwe, the capital of Myanmar’s restive Rakhine province, police say. A police officer was slightly injured in the blasts. It was unclear who was behind them, police said. One of the bombs went off near […]

US to impose ‘largest ever’ N Korea sanctions

Image copyright Reuters The United States is imposing a fresh set of sanctions on North Korea – the “largest ever” President Trump says. The measures target more than 50 ships and maritime transport companies in North Korea, but also China and Taiwan. North Korea is already under a range of international and US sanctions over […]

Rohingya villages destroyed ‘to erase evidence’

Rohingya villages destroyed ‘to erase evidence’

Image copyright Planet Labs Inc / HRW Image caption The rights group says it believes the white groundin this image has been recently bulldozed Satellite images of Myanmar suggest entire Rohingya villages have been destroyed, campaign group Human Rights Watch says, The group said at least 55 villages – many of which were already damaged […]

Kim Yong-chol: North Korea’s controversial Olympics delegate

Image copyright JUNG YEON-JE/GETTY Image caption Kim Yong-chol is to lead North Korea’s delegation to the Winter Olympics closing ceremony General Kim Yong-chol will head North Korea’s delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremony on 25 February. He is a controversial figure – and his upcoming visit has been met with hostility in South […]

Barnaby Joyce: Australia’s Scandal-hit deputy PM to resign

Media captionBarnaby’s battles: Dogs and dual citizenship Barnaby Joyce says he will resign as Australia’s deputy prime minister following a politically damaging saga that began with his affair with a former staffer. Mr Joyce said he would step down on Monday as leader of the Nationals, the junior government partner. He had previously resisted calls […]

India Kerala mob takes selfies while lynching man

Police in the south Indian state of Kerala have arrested two people after a video of a mob lynching a man accused of theft went viral. Footage of the incident horrified Indians, along with images of people taking selfies while watching the man, who was tied up, being killed. The victim was identified as a […]

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