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Australian school discriminated against turban-wearing boy

Australian school discriminated against turban-wearing boy

Image copyright SAGARDEEP SINGH ARORA Image caption Sidhak Singh was initially not allowed to wear his patka, or child’s turban, to school An Australian school discriminated against a five-year-old Sikh boy when it prevented his enrolment because he wore a turban, a tribunal has found. The uniform policy of Melton Christian School in Melbourne prohibits […]

Singapore baggage handler ‘swapped hundreds of tags’

Singapore baggage handler ‘swapped hundreds of tags’

Image copyright Casanowe A baggage handler at Singapore’s international airport allegedly swapped hundreds of baggage tags, sending luggage to the wrong destination. Tay Boon Keh has been charged with 286 counts of mischief, according to the Straits Times newspaper. He swapped tags starting on 8 November every day for three months, the court heard. But […]

Khalid Latif: Pakistan batsman banned for five years after spot-fixing inquiry

Khalid Latif: Pakistan batsman banned for five years after spot-fixing inquiry

Khalid Latif has played five one-day internationals and 13 Twenty20 internationals for Pakistan. Pakistan batsman Khalid Latif has been banned from cricket for five years for his part in a spot-fixing ring. A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) tribunal handed down the punishment after finding Latif guilty of all charges at a hearing on Wednesday, The […]

Trump: US would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself

Trump: US would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself

Media captionWhich ‘rogue states’ are in Trump’s new axis of evil? US President Donald Trump has told the UN General Assembly that America would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself or its allies. In his debut speech, he mocked North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, saying: “Rocket man is on a suicide mission.” North […]

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi does not fear global ‘scrutiny’

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi does not fear global ‘scrutiny’

Media captionAung San Suu Kyi: ‘We will accept refugees who want to return’ Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she does not fear “international scrutiny” of her government’s handling of the growing Rohingya crisis. It was her first national address on the violence in northern Rakhine state that has seen more than […]

Some Auckland petrol stations run out of fuel after burst pipe

Some Auckland petrol stations run out of fuel after burst pipe

Image copyright Getty Images Several petrol stations in Auckland have run out of fuel as problems caused by damage to a key pipeline in New Zealand’s largest city spread. Z Energy said four service stations ran out of 95 octane petrol on Monday. The firm said fuel was being trucked into the city but more […]

North Korea says sanctions will accelerate nuclear programme

North Korea says sanctions will accelerate nuclear programme

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption North Korea fired a missile over Japan on Friday North Korea has warned that more sanctions and pressure will only make it accelerate its nuclear programme. In a strongly-worded statement, the foreign ministry called a new round of restrictions imposed by the United Nations as “the most vicious, unethical and […]

New Zealand jet fuel shortage leaves passengers stranded

New Zealand jet fuel shortage leaves passengers stranded

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of airline passengers were stranded in Auckland on Monday after a burst pipeline cut jet fuel supplies to New Zealand’s largest airport. The damaged pipeline is Auckland Airport’s only source of jet fuel. The disruption is expected to last at least a week as work continues to repair the pipe, […]

Pakistan by-election: Sharif wife ‘wins Lahore seat’

Pakistan by-election: Sharif wife ‘wins Lahore seat’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Maryam Nawaz (R) led the campaign for her mother Kulsoom (L) The wife of Pakistan’s former prime minister who stepped down over a corruption inquiry has won a key seat in Lahore, unofficial results suggest. Kulsoom Nawaz stood in place of her husband Nawaz Sharif, who was disqualified from […]

Rohingya ‘extremists’ trying to build stronghold – Myanmar army

Rohingya ‘extremists’ trying to build stronghold – Myanmar army

Media captionHeavy monsoons are adding to the misery in the Rohingya camps in Bangladesh Myanmar’s top general has blamed Rohingya people for the crisis that has led to hundreds of thousands crossing into Bangladesh. Gen Min Aung Hlaing said the Rohingya “has never been an ethnic group”, and accused “extremists” of trying to form a […]