Pakistani child maid ‘tortured in judge’s house’

Pakistani child maid ‘tortured in judge’s house’

Image copyright Pakistan Police Image caption The child was taken into police custody after reports of abuse surfaced A girl aged 10 who worked as a maid for a Pakistani judge shows signs of having been tortured, a medical board says. The girl suffered injuries including burns to her hands and feet, the Pakistan Institute […]

Michael Chamberlain: Father of baby killed by dingo dies

Michael Chamberlain: Father of baby killed by dingo dies

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michael Chamberlain was wrongly convicted in the death of his baby daughter, Azaria, in 1980 Michael Chamberlain, who fought for years to clear his family’s name after his baby daughter Azaria was killed by a dingo, has died at the age of 72. He died in Gosford hospital on […]

Pakistan ‘launches first cruise missile from submarine’

Media captionPakistan says it has test launched a nuclear-capable missile Pakistan has successfully tested its first submarine-launched cruise missile, the country’s military says. The Babur-3 missile, which has a range of 450km (280 miles), could carry a nuclear warhead, a spokesman confirmed to the AFP news agency. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the test showed […]

Black Nazarene procession draws 1.5 million to Manila

Black Nazarene procession draws 1.5 million to Manila

Image copyright AP Around 1.5 million devotees have turned out for a huge annual Roman Catholic procession which is taking place in Manila. Each year, a centuries-old wooden statue of Jesus Christ, called The Black Nazarene, is paraded through the Philippine capital. This year, police and foreign embassies have advised attendees to be on alert […]

China combats corruption within anti-corruption agency

China combats corruption within anti-corruption agency

Image copyright CCDI Image caption Last week, the anti-corruption agency released a TV show on corruption within its ranks China’s anti-corruption agency says it is going to watch its officials more closely, after uncovering corruption within its own ranks. It says 17 officials from the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) have been investigated for […]

Indian YouTuber in trouble over ‘prank’ kissing

Indian YouTuber in trouble over ‘prank’ kissing

Image caption Sumit Verma has apologised for his “kissing prank” video Indian YouTuber Sumit Verma is in trouble after posting a video in which he randomly walks up to women in public places, kisses them and runs away. The Delhi police are now investigating the video and have urged “his victims” to file a complaint. […]

East Timor axes Australia border treaty over oil reserves

East Timor axes Australia border treaty over oil reserves

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Despite its potential resources wealth, East Timor is still one of the poorest countries in Asia East Timor says it wants to tear up a controversial 2006 maritime border treaty with Australia which has soured relations between the two countries. The treaty dealt with how oil and gas beneath […]

McDonald’s agrees China franchise sale

McDonald’s agrees China franchise sale

Image copyright Getty Images McDonald’s has agreed to sell 80% of its business in China and Hong Kong, as part of plans to franchise more of its restaurants worldwide. China’s state-owned investment group Citic, and US private equity firm Carlyle Group, will take control of the operations in a deal valued at $2.1bn (£1.7bn). McDonald’s […]

Australian minister Sussan Ley stands aside over expenses scandal

Australian minister Sussan Ley stands aside over expenses scandal

Image copyright ABC Image caption Sussan Ley has stood aside as Australia’s health minister Australia’s health minister has temporarily stood aside after using a taxpayer-funded trip to purchase an apartment worth A$795,000 (£473,300; $585,200) on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Sussan Ley said she made an “error of judgement” in billing taxpayers for three Gold Coast visits […]

India divorce: How ‘triple talaq’ destroys lives

A practice in India that allows Muslim men to divorce their wives in an instant is facing fierce opposition. “Triple talaq” – divorcing by saying the word talaq three times – is legal for Muslims in India but controversial. It is banned across much of the Islamic world. India’s Supreme Court is deciding whether triple […]