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Paraplegic athlete ‘forced to urinate in bottle’ on flight

Image copyright DARREN BELLING Image caption Darren Belling (R), pictured with a friend, says he was left humiliated An Australian paraplegic athlete says he was forced to urinate into a bottle on a flyDubai flight after being told he could not access the toilets. Darren Belling, 52, flew to Finland in October to represent Australia […]

Papua New Guinea: Hosting a regional summit in the least likely of locations

Image copyright EPA Image caption Most locals aren’t exactly fans of the summitry Papua New Guinea (PNG) might be the least likely place to spot world leaders shaking hands. But that’s exactly what’s happening over the next few days. Notoriously dangerous Port Moresby is hosting the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) summit this week, and […]

Lion Air crash: Victim’s fiancée takes wedding photos alone

Image copyright Instagram/intansyariii Image caption Intan Syari says she’s fulfilling her partner’s last wish An Indonesian woman whose fiancé was on a Lion Air flight which crashed into the sea has gone ahead with her wedding pictures alone. Intan Syari and Rio Nanda Pratama were due to get married on 11 November. But Mr Pratama […]

Thais mourn boxer Anucha Kochana, 13, killed in fight

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Anucha had fought in 170 bouts and entered the ring aged eight The death of a 13-year-old boy who was knocked out in a Thai kickboxing match has led to renewed pressure on Thailand to ban children from boxing bouts. Anucha Kochana was pronounced dead from a brain haemorrhage two […]

Papua New Guinea: Hosting a global summit in the least likely of locations

Image copyright EPA Image caption Most locals aren’t exactly fans of the summitry Papua New Guinea (PNG) might be the least likely place to spot world leaders shaking hands. But that’s exactly what’s happening over the next few days. Notoriously dangerous Port Moresby is hosting the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) summit this week, and […]

Aung San Suu Kyi: Amnesty strips Myanmar leader of top prize

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Aung San Suu Kyi, seen here at a business summit in Singapore on Monday Amnesty International is stripping Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour, the Ambassador of Conscience Award. The politician and Nobel peace prize winner received the honour in 2009, when she […]

Asia Bibi: Canada in talks with Pakistan over asylum

Image copyright Handout Canada is in discussions with Pakistan about granting asylum to a Pakistani Christian woman recently acquitted of blasphemy, according to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Asia Bibi spent eight years on death row before a Pakistani court overturned her sentence and she was freed. Her release sparked violent protests from Islamists in […]

Mourning dog waits for 80 days in road where owner died

Mourning dog waits for 80 days in road where owner died

Image copyright Pear Video Image caption Pear video said the dog has been in the road since its owner died on 21 August A loyal dog which has waited on a busy road for more than 80 days after its owner died there has captured the hearts of online communities in China. Footage of the […]

India pilot suspended for three years for failing alcohol test

Image copyright EPA Image caption Air India is the country’s state-owned airline India’s aviation regulator has barred a senior pilot from flying for three years after he failed an alcohol test. Captain Arvind Kathpalia, who is also the Director of Operations at state-owned Air India, was to command the Delhi-London flight on Sunday. A substitute […]

N Korea’s breakdown of communication

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Kim and Mr Trump: Pals no longer? Remember when Donald Trump said he and Kim Jong-un fell in love? Well now it seems they just don’t talk anymore. Instead, the US and North Korea appear to be staring one another down, waiting for the other to blink or […]

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