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Bali FC players celebrate their diverse religions

Bali FC players celebrate their diverse religions

Bali FC players celebrate their diverse religions By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright Instagram/MiftahuddinHalim Image caption Bali United FC’s three players displayed their gratitude for a goal scored in their own ways A symbolic gesture by three footballers from Indonesia’s Bali United FC is being hailed as a celebration of […]

Qatar vows 'no surrender' in row with Arab states

Qatar vows 'no surrender' in row with Arab states

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Saudi Arabia and several other Arab states have suspended flights to and from Qatar Qatar has vowed it will “not surrender” its foreign policy in a row with other Arab states over its alleged connections to extremism. Foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said he favoured diplomacy to resolve […]

Rhino kills Hungarian conservationist in Rwanda

Rhino kills Hungarian conservationist in Rwanda

Image copyright AFP Image caption Black rhinos are threatened by extinction A conservationist who played a key role in reintroducing the eastern black rhino to Rwanda has been killed by one of the animals, a wildlife group says. Krisztián Gyöngyi was tracking animals in the Akagera National Park when he was killed, African Parks added. […]

Britney Spears: Malware planted in singer's Instagram page

Britney Spears: Malware planted in singer's Instagram page

Image copyright Instagram Image caption Comments on the photo-sharing site were crafted to help control the malware The comments section of Britney Spears’ Instagram account has been used by cyber-thieves to co-ordinate attacks. Security firm Eset found the gang controlled its malware, called Turla, by posting comments about images in the singer’s gallery. The comments […]

Helmand journey

Helmand journey

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC is given rare access to see life under the Taliban Sixteen years after they were ousted in the US-led invasion, the Taliban have fought their way back to control swathes of Afghanistan. The country remains mired in conflict, and recent months have seen a series […]

Mosul battle: IS kills 230 fleeing civilians, says UN

Mosul battle: IS kills 230 fleeing civilians, says UN

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIS snipers targeting Mosul civilians The UN has received reports that 231 Iraqi civilians have been killed by so-called Islamic State while attempting to flee Mosul over the past two weeks. At least 204 are believed to have been shot dead by militants during clashes with Iraqi […]

Muslim 'safe space' plan sparks row in Australia

Muslim 'safe space' plan sparks row in Australia

Image copyright Saeed Khan/AFP Image caption Muslims in Australia are facing growing suspicion and hostility, says one Islamic body in Victoria A proposal by an Australian Islamic group to allow “safe spaces” for young Muslims to discuss “inflammatory” issues has sparked a row. The Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) said such forums enabled young people’s […]

Doggy dropout gets regal new job at Queensland mansion

Doggy dropout gets regal new job at Queensland mansion

Image copyright Governor of Queensland Image caption Gavel had time to outgrow four uniforms before police decided he wasn’t suited to the front line Gavel the puppy was facing a tough change when he flunked out of police dog academy for being too sociable. Instead of tackling hardened criminals, the German shepherd pup liked to […]

Tennis player faces legal action over Special K nickname

Tennis player faces legal action over Special K nickname

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thanasi Kokkinakis was defeated in round one of the French Open by Japanese eighth seed Kei Nishikor Cereal company Kellogg’s has taken legal action to stop Australian tennis player Thanasi Kokkinakis from using his nickname Special K commercially. It initiated court proceedings to defend the Special K trademark which […]

'Monster' rocket 'selfie' delights India

'Monster' rocket 'selfie' delights India

Image copyright ISRO Image caption Isro has been popular for sharing onboard footage from its missions Indians are delighted after seeing “selfie footage” from the country’s heaviest rocket. The onboard footage from the 640-tonne “monster” rocket, India’s largest, has been widely shared since it was released by the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on Monday. […]