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Inside the TalkTalk ‘Indian scam call centre’

Inside the TalkTalk ‘Indian scam call centre’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption TalkTalk has warned its customers to be on the alert for scammers TalkTalk customers are being targeted by an industrial-scale fraud network in India, according to whistleblowers who say they were among hundreds of staff hired to scam customers of the British telecoms giant. The scale of the criminal operation […]

North Korea: Four ballistic missiles fired into sea

North Korea: Four ballistic missiles fired into sea

Image copyright AP Image caption South Korean TV showed what it said was the path of the missiles North Korea has launched four ballistic missiles towards the Sea of Japan. Three of them fell into Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) after flying some 1,000km (620 miles), in what PM Shinzo Abe called a “new stage […]

Afghan family of five detained in US despite valid entry visas

Afghan family of five detained in US despite valid entry visas

Image copyright EPA Image caption Afghanistan was not one of the majority-Muslim countries covered under the travel ban Lawyers in the US have filed a petition seeking the release of an Afghan family detained in the US, despite having valid entry visas. A couple and their three young children were taken into custody shortly after […]

China cuts growth target to 6.5% this year – Premier Li Keqiang

China cuts growth target to 6.5% this year – Premier Li Keqiang

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) arrived with Premier Li Keqiang (right) The Chinese growth target for this year has been cut to around 6.5%, down from 6.5 to 7% last year, Premier Li Keqiang has announced. He was addressing the country’s rubber-stamp parliament, the National People’s Congress (NPC), which has […]

China to deliver economic report card at lawmakers’ meeting

China to deliver economic report card at lawmakers’ meeting

Image copyright AFP Image caption The NPC and its advisory body hold ceremonial meetings every year within the Forbidden City in Beijing Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is due to deliver the country’s economic report card to the National People’s Congress (NPC) in the capital Beijing. More than 3,000 legislators are meeting in the Great Hall […]

Indian Muslim leader Syed Shahabuddin dies aged 82

Indian Muslim leader Syed Shahabuddin dies aged 82

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Syed Shahabuddin is buried in New Delhi following a prolonged illness Indian politician Syed Shahabuddin, an influential political figure for minority Indian Muslims, has died aged 82. The former diplomat was known for opposing the controversial demolition of the Babri Masjid mosque. He served as an MP for three […]

Air India claims first journey around the world with all-women crew

Air India claims first journey around the world with all-women crew

Image copyright Twitter – San Francisco Airport Image caption The air traffic controllers responsible for the flight were also women, the airline said An Indian airline says it has made the first passenger journey around the world operated by an all-women crew. The Air India flight departed from New Delhi to San Francisco on Monday […]

Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia expels North Korean ambassador

Media captionWhy was North Korea’s Kim Jong-nam killed? Malaysia has expelled North Korea’s ambassador after he criticised its investigation into the killing of the North Korean leader’s half-brother. Kang Chol must leave within 48 hours, Malaysia’s foreign ministry says. It demanded an apology after the envoy said North Korea could not trust Malaysia’s handling of […]

Pakistan set for Super League final

Pakistan set for Super League final

Image copyright AP The Pakistan Super League final takes place this weekend in Lahore. It’s one of the biggest games the country has hosted for years. Who’s playing? Quetta Gladiators, one of the five franchises that make up the Pakistan Super League, have qualified for the final on Sunday. They will play the winner of […]

Kim Jong-nam death: North Korean says arrest was ‘conspiracy’

Kim Jong-nam death: North Korean says arrest was ‘conspiracy’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ri Jong Chol arrived in Beijing early on Saturday The North Korean suspect questioned in connection with the death of Kim Jong-nam has said he was the victim of a conspiracy by the Malaysian authorities. Ri Jong Chol said his detention was a “plot” to “damage the honour of the […]