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#NotInMyName: Indians protest against ‘beef lynching’

#NotInMyName: Indians protest against ‘beef lynching’

Image caption About 2,000 people gathered at Jantar Mantar in Delhi Protests are taking place across India against rising attacks on Muslims and Dalits (formerly untouchables) by vigilante cow protection groups. About 2,000 people turned out in Delhi. Protests were also being held in 15 other cities as well as in London, protest organiser Saba […]

Hong Kong anniversary: Pro-democracy protesters arrested

China is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong from the British. But, a day ahead of a visit from President Xi Jinping, pro-democracy activists occupied the golden “forever blooming golden bauhinia” – a symbol of Hong Kong and a monument to the reunification. Several well-known democracy activists were arrested, including student […]

Barack Obama and family enjoy Indonesia holiday

Barack Obama and family enjoy Indonesia holiday

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Obama and his daughter Malia (centre) engaged in a spot of sightseeing on Wednesday Barack Obama and his family are enjoying a holiday in Indonesia, spending time white-water rafting and visiting temples. He arrived with his wife and two daughters on the island of Bali before visiting an ancient […]

China woman faints after breaking jade bracelet in jewellery shop

China woman faints after breaking jade bracelet in jewellery shop

Media captionThe incident happened in a shop in south-western Yunnan province A Chinese woman fainted in a jewellery shop after accidentally breaking a jade bracelet priced at $44,000 (£35,000). The tourist from eastern Jiangxi province was trying on the bracelet in a shop in Ruili in Yunnan province near the border with Myanmar, where much […]

#NotInMyName: Indians protest against ‘beef lynching’

#NotInMyName: Indians protest against ‘beef lynching’

Image caption About 2,000 people gathered at Jantar Mantar in Delhi Protests are taking place across India against rising attacks on Muslims and Dalits (formerly untouchables) by vigilante cow protection groups. About 2,000 people turned out in Delhi. Protests were also being held in 15 other cities as well as in London, protest organiser Saba […]

China launches new warship type to boost military strength

China launches new warship type to boost military strength

Image copyright Reuters China on Wednesday launched a new type of domestically built warship in its latest bid to modernise its military, state media said. The launch comes after China presented its first home-produced aircraft carrier in April. Amid ongoing tensions in the South China Sea, Beijing is taking an increasingly assertive stance in the […]

Shot kangaroo tied to chair holding bottle of ouzo

Shot kangaroo tied to chair holding bottle of ouzo

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There are stiff penalties for unlawfully killing kangaroos and other protected wildlife Police are investigating after a kangaroo was found shot dead and posed with a liquor bottle in Melbourne. Australian wildlife officials said it was shot at least three times then tied to a chair in a “tasteless” […]

India metro to give transgender staff housing after discrimination row

India metro to give transgender staff housing after discrimination row

Image caption The Cochin metro has asked nine transgender women who resigned to reconsider their decision A metro service in India has stepped in to provide accommodation for 23 transgender women it employed, after they could not find permanent housing. Nine transgender women employed with the Cochin metro had quit as they said no-one was […]

Toshiba sues Western Digital over memory chip sale

Toshiba sues Western Digital over memory chip sale

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Toshiba is selling its memory chip unit to cover losses from its nuclear division Toshiba is suing Western Digital for 120bn yen ($1bn; £835m), accusing it of interfering in the attempted sale of its flash memory business. The Japanese giant is offloading the unit, which makes chips for smartphones […]

Pakistan inferno: Father’s anguish as tanker dead buried

Pakistan inferno: Father’s anguish as tanker dead buried

Image copyright EPA Image caption The blaze left a trail of charred vehicles on the road around the tanker A mass burial has been held in Pakistan for 125 unidentified victims of Sunday’s fuel tanker inferno in the southern province of Punjab. The blaze killed more than 150 people and came just a day before […]

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