India activist Kailash Satyarthi’s Nobel medal stolen from home

India activist Kailash Satyarthi’s Nobel medal stolen from home

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Satyarthi was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 2014 for his work to combat child labour A replica of the Nobel medal awarded to Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi has been stolen from his home in the capital, Delhi. Mr Satyarthi told the BBC that his Nobel certificate […]

Death penalty for Australian over biker murder

Death penalty for Australian over biker murder

Image copyright Teerarak Suthathiwong/Pattaya Mail Image caption Antonio Bagnato pictured after his arrest An Australian man has been sentenced to death in Thailand for his role in the murder of a biker. Antonio Bagnato, 28, was found guilty on Tuesday of killing Australian former Hells Angels member Wayne Schneider. Schneider, one of New South Wales’ […]

Kyra Poh: The 14-year-old girl who’s the ‘fastest flyer’

Kyra Poh: The 14-year-old girl who’s the ‘fastest flyer’

Image copyright IFLY SINGAPORE Image caption Kyra started indoor skydiving when she was just nine years old Fourteen-year-old indoor skydiver Kyra Poh was crowned the “world’s fastest flyer” in one of the sport’s biggest competitions, the Wind Games. She tells the BBC’s Tessa Wong what it takes to soar to the top. Riding winds as […]

Australian to be charged over partner’s jet ski death, Thai police say

Australian to be charged over partner’s jet ski death, Thai police say

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Phuket is a popular holiday destination for Australian tourists An Australian man will face a reckless driving charge over a jet ski collision that killed his partner in Thailand, police say. Emily Jayne Collie, 20, died in the crash involving two rented jet skis on the resort island of […]

The Kylie Minogue vs Kylie Jenner trademark battle

The Kylie Minogue vs Kylie Jenner trademark battle

Image copyright Press Association Image caption Kylie Minogue has released fragrances, furniture and clothes under the trademark KYLIE A trademark battle between Kylie Minogue and Kylie Jenner appears to have come to an end. Jenner, who first shot to fame in the US reality TV show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, has been trying to […]

Cory Bernardi: Australian senator defects to launch right-wing party

Cory Bernardi: Australian senator defects to launch right-wing party

Image copyright ABC Image caption Senator Cory Bernardi has announced he will start his own party Australian right-wing Senator Cory Bernardi has defected from the nation’s government to launch his own Australian Conservatives party. Mr Bernardi confirmed his move in Australia’s upper house on Tuesday, ending months of speculation. The outspoken senator has repeatedly criticised […]

Myanmar monk is arrested over two huge drug hauls

Myanmar monk is arrested over two huge drug hauls

Image copyright AFP Image caption The battle against methamphetamine pills – seen here in a Thai police station in 2013 – is being waged across South East Asia A Buddhist monk arrested in Myanmar has been linked to more than four million methamphetamine pills hidden in a monastery, police say. The monk was first stopped […]

Afghan civilian casualties: Why have they hit a new high?

Afghan civilian casualties: Why have they hit a new high?

Image copyright AP Image caption More than 30 civilians were killed in a US-Afghan operation against the Taliban in Kunduz in November 2016 Civilian casualties in Afghanistan have hit a new high, including a ten-fold increase in casualties from attacks linked to Islamic State (IS) militants. In its annual report, the UN said 3,498 civilians […]

Do ‘longest flight’ records matter?

Do ‘longest flight’ records matter?

Image copyright Qatar Airways Image caption Qatar’s Boeing 777-200LR is welcomed with a water cannon shower on Monday in Auckland Qatar Airways has launched what it says is the longest current non-stop commercial route, after completing a journey from Doha to Auckland. Flight QR920 landed on Monday after 16 hours and 23 minutes, slightly quicker […]

Afghan diplomat shot dead inside Karachi consulate

Afghan diplomat shot dead inside Karachi consulate

Image copyright EPA Image caption The suspect was detained by Pakistani Rangers An Afghan diplomat has been shot dead by a security guard at the country’s consulate in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi. Third secretary Mohammad Zaki died of his injuries shortly after the attack, a spokesman for the consulate said. The private security […]