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Philippines drug campaign condemned by senior Catholics

Philippines drug campaign condemned by senior Catholics

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The mother of Leover Miranda, an alleged drug dealer, cries during his funeral on Sunday The head of the Philippines Catholic Church has criticised the government’s bloody campaign against drugs. Manila Cardinal Luis Tagle condemned “those who kill even the helpless”. Police say that since President Rodrigo Duterte launched […]

Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif: We are already campaigning

In his first interview since being ousted over corruption allegations, former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif tells the BBC he is already eyeing a return to office. Pakistan’s Supreme Court last month disqualified him from his post. Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif: We are already campaigning}

Indian rape victim, 10, gives birth by Caesarean section

Indian rape victim, 10, gives birth by Caesarean section

Image copyright AFP Image caption India has a grim record of sexual assaults on children, with more than 10,000 raped in 2015 A 10-year-old rape victim who was denied permission for an abortion by the Indian Supreme Court last month has given birth to a baby girl. The girl is not aware that she has […]

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed for six months

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed for six months

Image caption The three activists including Wong (centre, holding microphone) addressed the public before the sentencing Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong has been jailed for six months for taking part in the 2014 pro-democracy protests. He was tried and found guilty of unlawful assembly last year, and sentenced to community service. But in an unusual […]

Chinese media ‘racist’ video on India clash sparks anger

Chinese media ‘racist’ video on India clash sparks anger

Image copyright Xinhua Image caption The video features a Chinese actor in costume mimicking an Indian accent Chinese state media has released a propaganda video that lambasts India over a border dispute, sparking accusations of racism. The English-language clip, which accuses India of committing “sins”, features a Chinese actor in a turban, mockingly speaking in […]

Pauline Hanson wears burka in Australian Senate

Pauline Hanson wears burka in Australian Senate

Media captionSenator Pauline Hanson is calling for the burka to be banned in Australia The leader of Australia’s far-right One Nation party has worn a burka on the floor of the nation’s Senate. Pauline Hanson’s entrance drew audible shock from other senators ahead of a bid by her party to ban the garment in Australia. […]

A-level results: Malala Yousafzai gets a place at Oxford

A-level results: Malala Yousafzai gets a place at Oxford

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The 19-year-old was nearly killed by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ rights to education in 2012 Malala Yousafzai has gained a place at Oxford University after getting her A-level results. The Nobel Peace Prize winner, who lives in Birmingham, confirmed the news in a tweet congratulating all students […]

The Indian schoolgirl fighting to save her ‘lifeline’ park

The Indian schoolgirl fighting to save her ‘lifeline’ park

Image caption The park is Navya Singh’s “favourite place” A seven-year-old Indian schoolgirl has filed a petition in court and written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a bid to save her neighbourhood park. Navya Singh wrote, ” I think you’ll listen to me. This park is our lifeline,” in her open letter. She is […]

Guam: A conflicted island at the centre of a firestorm

Guam: A conflicted island at the centre of a firestorm

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Guam is known for its picturesque beaches Last week a threat from North Korea to fire missiles into the sea near Guam led to a spike in war rhetoric from both the US and the North, and put the tiny island territory squarely at the centre of the world’s […]

Australian justice minister denies UK citizenship

Australian justice minister denies UK citizenship

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michael Keenan says he relinquished dual citizenship in 2004 Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan has denied he is a British dual citizen, after becoming the latest figure caught up in a political saga. Australian MPs and senators are not allowed to hold dual citizenship. Five other Australian politicians are […]

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