Malaysia sites hacked after blunder over Indonesian flag

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Indonesian flag was misprinted in the guidebook for the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur Indonesian hackers have claimed to have attacked several Malaysian websites, following a blunder which saw the Indonesian flag printed upside down in a regional sports event’s guidebook. The mistake prompted fury in Indonesia over […]

Philippines drug campaign condemned by senior Catholics

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The mother of Leover Miranda, an alleged drug dealer, cries during his funeral on Sunday The head of the Philippines Catholic Church has criticised the government’s bloody campaign against drugs. Manila Cardinal Luis Tagle condemned “those who kill even the helpless”. Police say that since President Rodrigo Duterte launched […]

Hong Kong protest: Thousands march for jailed activists

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters carried a banner saying: “It’s not a crime to fight against totalitarianism” Tens of thousands of people have marched through the streets of Hong Kong in protest at the jailing of three pro-democracy activists. Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow were initially given non-custodial sentences for their involvement […]

Aryana Sayeed: Kabul concert goes ahead despite threats

Media captionThe concert by Aryana Sayeed was a rare event in Kabul Hundreds of young men and women attended a concert by Afghan pop star Aryana Sayeed in the capital Kabul despite opposition from conservatives, and threats of an attack. The concert was held amid tight security at the heavily protected Intercontinental Hotel. It was […]

Indian court grants woman divorce over lack of home toilet

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption In parts of India, defecation in the open fields is common An Indian woman has been granted permission to divorce her husband because he would not build a toilet in their home. The woman in her 20s had been married for five years, but had been forced to relieve […]

Sir Colin Meads: All Blacks legend dies of cancer, aged 81

A statue of Sir Colin Meads was unveiled in his home town of Te Kuiti in June 2017 All Blacks great Sir Colin Meads, who was named New Zealand’s best rugby player of the 20th Century, has died of pancreatic cancer, aged 81. The former second row played 55 Tests within 133 games for the […]

India train crash in Uttar Pradesh leaves 23 dead

Image copyright AFP Image caption Carriages piled on top of each other after coming off the rails At least 23 people were killed and more than 60 injured when a train derailed in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Police said that at least eight carriages jumped the tracks near Muzaffarnagar, about 130km (80 […]

Ruth Pfau: State funeral for Pakistan’s ‘Mother Teresa’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pakistani Army soldiers transport the coffin of Ruth Pfau A state funeral has been held in Pakistan for a German doctor and nun who devoted her life to battling leprosy. Ruth Pfau, who lived in Pakistan for more than 50 years, set up 150 leprosy clinics across the country. Her […]

Liu Xiaobo’s widow Liu Xia makes first appearance since funeral

Image copyright Youtube Image caption Liu Xia appeared in the video, but it is not clear if it was filmed under duress The widow of Chinese activist and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo has appeared in an online video – her first appearance since her husband’s death. Liu Xia, who has been under house arrest for […]

Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif: We are already campaigning

In his first interview since being ousted over corruption allegations, former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif tells the BBC he is already eyeing a return to office. Pakistan’s Supreme Court last month disqualified him from his post. Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif: We are already campaigning}