Thai military hospital bomb blast injures more than 20

Thai military hospital bomb blast injures more than 20

Image copyright EPA Image caption The bomb blast happened in a waiting room inside a military hospital More than 20 people have been injured in a small bomb blast at a military hospital in the Thai capital, Bangkok. The explosion happened at Phramongkutklao Hospital, which is used by serving and retired members of the military […]

Sylvester Stallone gives Bollywood Rambo the thumbs-up

Sylvester Stallone gives Bollywood Rambo the thumbs-up

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sylvester Stallone sent a message of support to the remake’s Indian director Getting a message from Sylvester Stallone about a Bollywood Rambo remake was like “an endorsement from God”, the film’s director has said. Sid Anand told fans there would be none of the singing and dancing often associated […]

Indonesian police arrest 141 men over ‘gay sex party’

Indonesian police arrest 141 men over ‘gay sex party’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Homosexuality is not illegal in Indonesia except in ultra-conservative Aceh province Indonesian police have arrested 141 men attending what they called a “gay sex party” at a sauna in the capital Jakarta late on Sunday. Police said attendees, including a Briton and a Singaporean, paid 185,000 rupiahs ($14; £10) to […]

Wang Quanzhang: The lawyer who simply vanished

Wang Quanzhang: The lawyer who simply vanished

Image copyright Family Image caption Wang Quanzhang was detained in August 2015 – and hasn’t been seen or heard from since In August 2015 Wang Quanzhang was detained by the Chinese authorities. In that he was not alone. The nationwide series of raids that summer saw more than 200 lawyers, legal assistants and human rights […]

Billionaire makes ‘biggest philanthropic gift’ by living Australian

Billionaire makes ‘biggest philanthropic gift’ by living Australian

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Andrew Forrest, an Australian iron ore magnate and philanthropist Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest and his wife, Nicola, have announced they will give A$400m (£229m; $298m) to charity. PM Malcolm Turnbull said the donation was “the biggest single philanthropic gift” in the nation’s history, and the largest by a […]

North Korea confirms ‘successful’ new ballistic missile test

North Korea confirms ‘successful’ new ballistic missile test

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pyongyang said the missile launched was the Pukguksong-2, which was also tested in February North Korea has confirmed it “successfully” launched another medium-range ballistic missile on Sunday. The state-run KCNA news agency said the weapon was now ready to be deployed for military action. The White House said the missile […]

Wang Quanzhang: The lawyer who ‘simply vanished’

Wang Quanzhang: The lawyer who ‘simply vanished’

Image copyright Family Image caption Wang Quanzhang was detained in August 2015 – and hasn’t been seen or heard from since In August 2015 Wang Quanzhang was detained by the Chinese authorities. In that he was not alone. The nationwide series of raids that summer saw more than 200 lawyers, legal assistants and human rights […]

Sydney siege: Families criticise ‘outrageous’ police tactics

Sydney siege: Families criticise ‘outrageous’ police tactics

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson’s deaths prompted thousands of tributes in Sydney The families of two hostages who died in the Sydney cafe siege have criticised police over their handling of the incident. In December 2014, self-styled Islamist Man Haron Monis held 18 people hostage inside a Lindt cafe […]

IPL: Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant by one run to win title

IPL: Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant by one run to win title

Mumbai Indians became the first IPL side to win three titles after a dramatic one-run win in Hyderabad A superb final over from Mitchell Johnson saw Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant by one run to win a thrilling Indian Premier League final. With Pune needing 11 runs, Johnson conceded a four off his first […]

Afghan Vice-President Dostum flies to Turkey amid torture claims

Afghan Vice-President Dostum flies to Turkey amid torture claims

Image copyright SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images Image caption General Abdul Rahid Dostum denies ordering a rival’s kidnap and torture Afghanistan’s Vice-President, Abdul Rashid Dostum, has left the country amid claims that he ordered his men to kidnap, beat and rape a political rival last year. Afghan officials confirmed he had left Kabul for Turkey on Friday […]