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Pakistan Zainab murder: Imran Ali hanged for six-year-old’s death

Pakistan Zainab murder: Imran Ali hanged for six-year-old’s death

Media captionThe rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab sparked outrage in Pakistan. Pakistan has hanged a man convicted for the rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab Ansari in January. Imran Ali, who was arrested after her body was found in a garbage dump, was executed in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat prison early on Wednesday, police said. […]

China disappearances show Beijing sets its own rules

China disappearances show Beijing sets its own rules

Image copyright AFP Image caption China’s biggest film star and the president of Interpol both recently vanished – before turning up in detention The recent disappearances of two high-profile Chinese citizens have once again focused international attention on China’s legal system and its use of secret detentions. First to vanish was A-list actress Fan Bingbing, […]

The Facebook cleaners: ‘I’ve seen hundreds of beheadings’

Social media platforms pay armies of moderators to remove offensive content, so you’re not exposed to violence and other upsetting material. The Cleaners, a documentary, looks at the toll this takes on a group of outsourced workers in the Philippines. The Facebook cleaners: ‘I’ve seen hundreds of beheadings’}

Pakistani pop star Fakhr-e-Alam begins Asia leg of round-world flight

Pakistani pop star Fakhr-e-Alam begins Asia leg of round-world flight

Image copyright @falamb3/Twitter Image caption Fakhr-e-Alam began his journey in the US state of Florida on 10 October A former pop star aiming to be the first Pakistani to fly around the world in a light aircraft has landed in Karachi, six days after take-off. Sporting a khaki jumpsuit, Fakhr-e-Alam is piloting a single-engine plane […]

Xinjiang top official defends Uighur ‘internment camps’

Xinjiang top official defends Uighur ‘internment camps’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Uighurs make up about 45% of the population in Xinjiang The top official in China’s Xinjiang region has given the most detailed description yet of the alleged use of internment camps for Uighur Muslims. In an interview with state media, Shohrat Zakir said the “vocational education” centres were proving […]

Xinjiang top official praises Uighur ‘education camps’

Xinjiang top official praises Uighur ‘education camps’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Uighurs make up about 45% of the population in Xinjiang The top official in China’s Xinjiang region has given the most detailed description yet of the alleged use of internment camps for Uighur Muslims. In an interview with state media, Shohrat Zakir said the “vocational education” centres were proving […]

Sundar Pichai: Google ‘exploring’ censored China search app

Sundar Pichai: Google ‘exploring’ censored China search app}

Australian senators blame ‘admin error’ over controversial vote

Australian senators blame ‘admin error’ over controversial vote

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Critics say the motion by Senator Pauline Hanson was a publicity stunt The Australian government has said that an “administrative error” prompted 23 of its senators to vote for a motion which stated “it is OK to be white”. The motion by Pauline Hanson, leader of the anti-Islam One […]

The Indian women abandoned because of mental illness

The Indian women abandoned because of mental illness

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nearly 14% of Indians are mentally ill and at least 10% of those need immediate intervention. Mental illness is often neglected in India because of stigma and poor care. But women are the worst affected and are mostly abandoned by their families, writes Raksha Kumar. Ramaa (whose name was […]

‘It’s OK to be white’ bill defeated in Australian Senate

‘It’s OK to be white’ bill defeated in Australian Senate

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Critics say the motion by Pauline Hanson, pictured in 2017, was a publicity stunt Australia’s Senate has narrowly defeated a motion condemning “anti-white racism”, by just three votes. Pauline Hanson, the leader of Australia’s far-right One Nation party, wanted backing for her motion which stated “it is OK to […]