India and China troops clash along Himalayan border

Image copyright AFP Image caption Tension escalates again between India and China along disputed border A confrontation occurred between Indian and Chinese soldiers along a disputed border in the western Himalayas, Indian officials said on Tuesday. The PTI news agency said soldiers threw stones, causing minor injuries to both sides, as Chinese troops tried to […]

Floods in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh leave 250 dead

More than 250 people have died after relentless monsoon rains caused flooding in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Millions of people have been marooned and the authorities are struggling to reach some areas. Here, a man crosses flood waters in the Saptari District of Nepal. Floods in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh leave 250 dead}

Indian woman ‘boycotted’ over support for Dalit farmer

An Indian woman in the southern state of Telangana says she is being “socially ostracised” because she supported a farmer from the Dalit (formerly untouchable) community. Sama Indira, 50, from the upper caste Reddys, says her community association has imposed a fine of 5,000 rupees ($78; £60) on anyone who talks to her. Police said […]

Indian woman ‘boycotted’ over support to Dalit farmer

An Indian woman in the southern state of Telangana says she is being “socially ostracised” because she supported a farmer from the Dalit (formerly untouchable) community. Sama Indira, 50, from the upper caste Reddys, says her community association has imposed a fine of 5,000 rupees ($78; £60) on anyone who talks to her. Police said […]

Australia Day: Council shifts celebrations over sensitivities

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thousands protest Australia Day in Melbourne earlier this year A council in Melbourne has voted to stop celebrating Australia Day because of Aboriginal cultural sensitivities. The City of Yarra made a unanimous decision to drop all references to Australia Day and cease holding citizenship ceremonies on 26 January. Australia […]

Ecuador detains Chinese boat with endangered sharks

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ecuadorian officials released this picture showing the fish found on the fishing boat Authorities in Ecuador have detained the crew of a Chinese fishing boat suspected to have caught endangered sharks in the Galapagos Islands. The Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999 was found Sunday in the archipelago, which is a […]

Thai activist gets prison for sharing king’s profile on Facebook

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jatupat Boonpattararaksa pleaded guilty to charges of defaming the monarchy A student activist in Thailand has received a prison term of two-and-a-half years after sharing a profile of King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Facebook. Jatupat Boonpattararaksa pleaded guilty to charges of defaming the monarchy. He was arrested for sharing the profile, […]

Hong Kong police arrest activist over abduction claim

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Lam (centre, in blue shirt) was arrested early on Tuesday morning A democracy activist in Hong Kong who claimed he was abducted and tortured by mainland Chinese agents has been arrested by police. Authorities are accusing Howard Lam of providing misleading information. Mr Lam claimed last week he was […]

Amber Heard mocks dogs saga nemesis

Media captionJohnny Depp and Amber Heard made an apology video in 2016 after being embroiled in a tit-for-tat with Barnaby Joyce It was a free shot that proved too irresistible to pass up. When Australian Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce was revealed to be a New Zealand dual citizen on Monday – possibly in violation of […]

Indian police arrest four for Game of Thrones leak

Image copyright HBO Indian police have arrested four people suspected of leaking an episode of the hugely popular TV show Game of Thrones before it was aired. Three of the accused are current employees of Prime Focus Technology, while one is a former employee. Prime Focus, a Mumbai-based company that stores and processes the series […]