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Deadly South Asia floods affect 16m people

Deadly South Asia floods affect 16m people

Image copyright AFP Image caption About 11 million people in India have been hit by flooding More than 16 million people have now been affected by seasonal flooding across a swathe of South Asia, say aid officials. The floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and India are thought to have killed about 500 people and are expected […]

Chinese vendors ‘exploiting’ African children removed from Taobao

Chinese vendors ‘exploiting’ African children removed from Taobao

Image copyright Featured on Taobao Image caption A single picture costs from 10 to 30 yuan ($1.4 to $4.5 ) Chinese online shopping platform Taobao has removed controversial vendors offering personalised video and photo ads featuring African children, following an outcry about exploitation. Customers could pay for ads with young African children shouting out promotional […]

Samurai sword attack at Taiwan’s presidential palace

Samurai sword attack at Taiwan’s presidential palace

Image copyright AFP A man has been arrested in Taipei after injuring a military policeman outside Taiwan’s presidential building using a samurai sword. The man, surnamed Lu, allegedly stole the sword from a museum. He was carrying a Chinese flag and told police he was expressing his political views. The injured guard was taken to […]

Indian rape victim, 10, and her baby ‘doing fine’

Indian rape victim, 10, and her baby ‘doing fine’

Image copyright AFP Image caption India has a grim record of sexual assaults on children, with more than 10,000 raped in 2015 A 10-year-old Indian rape victim and the baby girl she gave birth to are doing fine, her doctor told the BBC. Dr Dasari Harish said her surgery was initially scheduled for Monday, but […]

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}

Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka resigns

Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka resigns

Image copyright Getty Images The chief executive of Infosys, Vishal Sikka, has resigned from his post with an unconventional and lengthy letter blaming personal attacks. In the letter Mr Sikka said the “continuous drumbeat of distractions” contributed to his decision to resign. It follows public criticism of the company and its board by its founders. […]

Australia citizenship: Sixth MP in eligibility trouble

Australia citizenship: Sixth MP in eligibility trouble

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Fiona Nash has asked a court to rule on her eligibility A sixth Australian MP will have their eligibility for office decided by the nation’s High Court over the issue of dual citizenship. Government Senator Fiona Nash revealed she is a UK citizen by descent because of her Scottish-born father. […]

USS Fitzgerald: US Navy to discipline dozen sailors

USS Fitzgerald: US Navy to discipline dozen sailors

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The USS Fitzgerald sustained considerable damage The US Navy has announced that about a dozen sailors are to be disciplined after seven crew on the USS Fitzgerald were killed in a collision. The destroyer collided with a Philippines container ship in Japanese waters in June. The deputy chief of naval […]

Alibaba surges while Walmart stalls

Alibaba surges while Walmart stalls

Image copyright Getty Images Online retail giant Alibaba has again reported strong earnings, posting a 56% rise in quarterly revenue. Net income grew by 94% to 14.7bn yuan ($2.2bn; £1.7bn;) for the three months ending June 30, compared to the same period last year. The performance is in sharp contrast to US big box retailer […]

Indian rape victim, 10, gives birth by Caesarean section

Indian rape victim, 10, gives birth by Caesarean section

Image copyright AFP Image caption India has a grim record of sexual assaults on children, with more than 10,000 raped in 2015 A 10-year-old rape victim who was denied permission for an abortion by the Indian Supreme Court last month has given birth to a baby girl. The girl is not aware that she has […]

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