Rohingya crisis: Malaysia PM says Muslims must act

Rohingya crisis: Malaysia PM says Muslims must act

Image copyright Munir Uz Zaman/AFP Image caption Tens of thousands of Rohingya have fled to refugee camps in Bangladesh since October Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has called on Muslim countries to lead international action over the plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims. Mr Razak made the comments in an opening statement to members of the […]

South Korea: Court denies arrest warrant for Samsung chief

South Korea: Court denies arrest warrant for Samsung chief

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Lee left the Seoul detention centre in the early hours without speaking to reporters A court in South Korea has refused a request by prosecutors to issue an arrest warrant for Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong. The judge ruled early on Thursday that there was insufficient reason to arrest Mr […]

India school bus crash kills 15 pupils

India school bus crash kills 15 pupils

Image copyright Nand Kumar Image caption The crash happened early in the morning on Thursday At least 15 Indian children have been killed and 45 others injured after a school bus they were travelling in collided with a truck in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. The crash happened on Thursday morning in Etah, around […]

South Korea: Court refuses Samsung chief’s arrest

South Korea: Court refuses Samsung chief’s arrest

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Lee, also known as Jay Y Lee, gave evidence at Seoul Central District Court on Wednesday A court in South Korea has refused a request by prosecutors to issue an arrest warrant for Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong, who has been accused of bribery, embezzlement and perjury. It ruled that […]

New South Wales Premier Mike Baird quits politics

New South Wales Premier Mike Baird quits politics

Image copyright 9news.com.au Image caption Mike Baird explained his decision in an emotional press conference Mike Baird, the leader of Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, has announced he is quitting politics. At a tearful news conference, the premier said he would stand down after 10 years in public life. “I said many times […]

Australia Day campaign raises A$100,000 to replace billboard

Australia Day campaign raises A$100,000 to replace billboard

Image copyright Victoria Gov A campaign to reinstate an Australia Day advert featuring two girls in hijabs has raised more than A$100,000 (£60,000; $75,000) in donations. The ad was taken down from a Melbourne street this week after threats were made to the billboard company. The digital image was accused of being “propaganda” and not […]

Vegemite back in Australian ownership after A$460m Bega deal

Vegemite back in Australian ownership after A$460m Bega deal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The food product is an integral part of life in Australia and New Zealand Vegemite will return to Australian ownership after Bega Cheese agreed to buy a range of well-known food brands in a deal worth A$460m (£280m; $345m). Bega said it would acquire Vegemite, ZoOSH mayonnaise and Bonox […]

Indian woman held for acid attack on ex-lover

Indian woman held for acid attack on ex-lover

Image copyright bangalorenewsphotos Image caption Lydia Yeshpaul works as a nurse A woman has been arrested in the southern Indian city of Bangalore for throwing acid on her ex-boyfriend. (Warning: Some readers may find the image below distressing) The man recently ended his relationship with the woman after four years. City police say it is […]

Jallikattu: Thousands protest at India bullfighting ban

Jallikattu: Thousands protest at India bullfighting ban

Image caption Thousands are protesting at Chennai’s Marina beach Thousands of people in India’s southern Tamil Nadu state are protesting against a ban on bullfighting. At least 4,000 people have been camping at Marina beach in the state’s capital, Chennai (Madras), since Tuesday night. Traditional bull-taming contests, known as Jallikattu, have been popular for centuries […]

Indonesian zoo accused of ‘starving’ sun bears by activists

Indonesian zoo accused of ‘starving’ sun bears by activists

Image copyright Scorpion Wildlife Trade Monitoring Group Image caption The bears look skeletal and can be seen begging for food from visitors in a video taken in July 2016 Indonesian activists are lobbying for a zoo accused of starving its animals, including sun bears, to be shut down. Recent videos taken at the Bandung Zoo […]

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