Neil Prakash: Turkey rejects extradition of Australian jihadist

Image caption Neil Prakash appeared in IS propaganda videos A Turkish court has ruled against extraditing Australia’s most wanted jihadist, Neil Prakash, to face terrorism charges in his home country. Prakash was arrested in Turkey in 2016 after crossing from Syria. He later admitted partial blame for Islamic State group terror plots in Australia. In […]

Transgender acid attack survivor runs for parliament

Image copyright AFP Image caption Acid attack survivor Nayyab Ali (L) and Nadeem Kashish are both standing for seats in Pakistan’s parliament Forced to leave home when she was only 13, physically and sexually abused by relatives, and later attacked with acid by her former boyfriend, Nayyab Ali’s life as a transgender woman in Pakistan […]

James Packer: Australia tycoon quits boards citing mental health

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption James Packer won praise for publicly acknowledging mental health struggles Australian billionaire James Packer has quit 22 company directorships in recent weeks, in a retreat from business that began with his acknowledgement of mental health issues. The move follows a decision in March to resign from the board of […]

The transgender acid attack survivor running for parliament

Image copyright AFP Image caption Acid attack survivor Nayyab Ali (L) and Nadeem Kashish are both standing for seats in Pakistan’s parliament Forced to leave home when she was only 13, physically and sexually abused by relatives, and later attacked with acid by her former boyfriend, Nayyab Ali’s life as a transgender woman in Pakistan […]

Court rules South Korea must pay for Sewol victims

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Sewol tragedy shocked South Korea A South Korean court has ruled the government has to pay compensation for the victims of the Sewol ferry disaster. It is the first time a court has acknowledged the state is liable for the deaths. The Sewol sank in 2014 killing 304 people, […]

India Netflix actor Rajshri Deshpande ‘disgusted by porn star label’

Image copyright Rajshri Deshpande Image caption Rajshri Deshpande stars in Netflix’s first Indian drama Sacred Games An Indian actress has said she felt “disgusted” after her sex scene in a Netflix series went viral as a “porn clip”. The 30-second video clip from Sacred Games shows consensual sex between a gangster and his wife, played […]

The bark paste make-up used as sunscreen

Reuters photographer Clodagh Kilcoyne has created a series of portraits of Rohingya Muslim girls and women in refugee camps in southern Bangladesh, capturing their striking traditional makeup. Image copyright Reuters Image copyright Reuters Image copyright Reuters More than 700,000 Rohingya people have fled the destruction of their homes and persecution in the northern Rakhine province […]

Pakistan election: BBC interview with Dawn newspaper boss stirs controversy

Media captionDawn boss Hameed Haroon says the ‘deep state’ is influencing Pakistan’s election A BBC interview with the boss of Pakistan’s leading English-language newspaper has stirred controversy a week before national elections. Hameed Haroon, CEO of the Dawn Media Group, accused the security establishment of interfering in politics, including in favour of former cricketer Imran […]

The unique makeup of Rohingya Muslim girls and women in Bangladesh

Reuters photographer Clodagh Kilcoyne has created a series of portraits of Rohingya Muslim girls and women in refugee camps in southern Bangladesh, capturing their striking traditional makeup. Image copyright Reuters Image copyright Reuters Image copyright Reuters More than 700,000 Rohingya people have fled the destruction of their homes and persecution in the northern Rakhine province […]

Russian warship Dimitrii Donskoi ‘found off South Korea’

Russian warship Dimitrii Donskoi ‘found off South Korea’

Image copyright Shinil Group Image caption The Shinil Group say this is the nameplate of the sunken Donskoi A Russian warship that sank 113 years ago has been found off the coast of a South Korean island, salvagers say. The Shinil Group say they found the Dimitrii Donskoi off the coast of Ulleungdo island, east […]