Pakistan student killed over ‘blasphemy’ on university campus

Pakistan student killed over ‘blasphemy’ on university campus

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan has been closed until further notice A university student in Pakistan accused of blasphemy against Islam has been killed by a mob of fellow students on campus, police say. Many students have been arrested after the brutal attack in the northern city of […]

US military drops ‘mother of all bombs on IS’ in Afghanistan

US military drops ‘mother of all bombs on IS’ in Afghanistan

Image copyright USAF/Getty Images Image caption The bomb has never been used in combat before The US military has dropped the biggest non-nuclear bomb in its arsenal on an Islamic State group tunnel complex in Afghanistan, the Pentagon says. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), known as “the mother of all bombs”, was […]

Cyclone Cook: Evacuations as storm lashes New Zealand

Cyclone Cook: Evacuations as storm lashes New Zealand

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Auckland escaped the worst of the storm, but still suffered some heavy rain Heavy rain and strong winds are lashing parts of New Zealand as Cyclone Cook, called the worst storm in decades, sweeps across the North Island. States of emergency have been declared in the Coromandel Peninsula and […]

Fanfare in Pyongyang over new business development

North Korea has unveiled a new housing and business development in the capital Pyongyang, which it says shows its economic resilience and strength. In recent years, the country’s leader Kim Jong-un, who attended the event, has been experimenting with some economic reform, including allowing a limited number of small, private shops to exist. John Sudworth […]

Yahoo faces Chinese dissidents’ lawsuit

Yahoo faces Chinese dissidents’ lawsuit

Image copyright Getty Images Yahoo is facing a lawsuit alleging that the firm mismanaged funds set aside to help jailed Chinese dissidents. The fund – more than $17m (£13.5m ) – was set up after Yahoo provided information about political dissidents to the Chinese government. It appointed a high-profile political activist, Harry Wu, to administer […]

Thai military warns against online contact with prominent critics

Thai military warns against online contact with prominent critics

Image copyright AFP Image caption Former Reuters journalist Andrew MacGregor Marshall is one of three men named in the order Thailand’s military government has warned its citizens against online interaction with three prominent critics, saying they could face prosecution. In an unprecedented move, the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society advised against following, contacting or […]

Cyclone Cook: Evacuations as huge storm lashes north NZ

Cyclone Cook: Evacuations as huge storm lashes north NZ

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Auckland escaped the worst of the storm, but still suffered some heavy rain Heavy rain and strong winds are lashing parts of New Zealand as Cyclone Cook, called the worst storm in decades, sweeps across the North Island. States of emergency have been declared in the Coromandel Peninsula and […]

Fanfare in N Korea over new investment

North Korea has unveiled a new housing and business development in the capital Pyongyang, which it says shows its economic resilience and strength. In recent years, the country’s leader Kim Jong-un, who attended the event, has been experimenting with some economic reform, including allowing a limited number of small, private shops to exist. John Sudworth […]

Cyclone Cook: New Zealanders flee ahead of huge storm

Cyclone Cook: New Zealanders flee ahead of huge storm

Image copyright EPA / Nasa Image caption Satellite images taken on Tuesday show the swirling cyclone approaching New Zealand (in outline) New Zealanders are evacuating towns along the North Island’s east coast ahead of what has been called the worst storm in generations. Cyclone Cook is expected to make landfall at about 16:00 local time […]

Philippines whistleblower Lascanas: I killed my own brothers

Former police officer Arturo Lascanas says he personally killed people as a member of a death squad in Davao, run by now-president Rodrigo Duterte. After speaking out he was protected by the Catholic Church – a body that has become increasingly vocal of Mr Duterte’s war on drugs. Video by Rebecca Henschke and Haryo Bangun […]

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