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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 […]

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 […]

Indian woman ‘sets new Everest dual ascent record’

Indian woman ‘sets new Everest dual ascent record’

Image copyright Dream Himalaya Adventures Image caption Anshu Jamsenpa also scaled Everest twice in 2011, but 10 days apart. An Indian has climbed Mount Everest twice in under a week in what may be a new woman’s record for fastest double ascent of the world’s highest peak. Anshu Jamsenpa, a 37-year-old mother-of-two, reached the summit […]

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 […]

Mount Everest’s famous Hillary Step destroyed, mountaineers confirm

Mount Everest’s famous Hillary Step destroyed, mountaineers confirm

Image copyright STR/AFP/Getty Images Image caption The Hillary Step (pictured as it used to look) was the last big technical challenge before Everest’s summit A famous feature of Mount Everest has collapsed, potentially making the world’s highest peak even more dangerous to climbers. Mountaineers said the Hillary Step may have fallen victim to Nepal’s devastating […]

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 […]