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China sexist adverts: Tech firms apologise after damning report

China sexist adverts: Tech firms apologise after damning report

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Discrimination in recruitment has contributed to a decrease in the proportion of Chinese women working, Human Rights Watch says Leading Chinese tech firms have pledged to address gender discrimination in job ads after a damning report by campaign group Human Rights Watch (HRW). Sexist recruitment practices had contributed to a […]

South Korea turns off loudspeaker broadcasts into North

South Korea turns off loudspeaker broadcasts into North

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption South Korea’s speakers were blasting pop music and propaganda over the border South Korea has stopped broadcasting propaganda via loudspeakers along the border with North Korea, ahead of top-level talks later this week. The South has dozens of loudspeakers along the border area, which blast everything from K-pop music […]

Jacinda Ardern: I don’t mind the interest in my pregnancy

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Elderly dog helps save girl lost in Australian bush

Elderly dog helps save girl lost in Australian bush

Image copyright QUEENSLAND POLICE Image caption Max, a cattle dog, stayed with the girl for 16 hours Australian police have praised a dog for remaining with a three-year-old girl as she spent a night lost in bushland. The girl, Aurora, had been the subject of a large search after she wandered away from her home […]

Afghanistan: Kabul voter centre suicide attack kills 57

Afghanistan: Kabul voter centre suicide attack kills 57

Image copyright AFP Image caption Eight-year-old Zahra is among those being treated in hospital A suicide bomb attack at a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed at least 57 people, officials say. The dead include 21 women and five children, killed when the blast hit the queue outside. A further 119 […]

Afghanistan: Kabul voter centre suicide attack kills dozens

Afghanistan: Kabul voter centre suicide attack kills dozens

Image copyright AFP Image caption Eight-year-old Zahra is among those being treated in hospital A suicide attack at a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed at least 31 people, officials say. More than 50 others were injured in the blast which hit a crowd waiting at the entrance to the building. […]

China dragon boat accident leaves 17 dead

China dragon boat accident leaves 17 dead

Image copyright EPA Image caption The rescue effort went on into the night Seventeen people have died in a dragon boat accident in southern China thought to have been caused by strong current. One of the long, narrow boats packed with paddlers overturned on Saturday and another arriving at the scene also capsized, TV pictures […]

Pakistan’s Ziarat: An ancient juniper forest and its living fossils

Pakistan’s Ziarat: An ancient juniper forest and its living fossils

The juniper forests at Ziarat in the Pakistani province of Balochistan are some of the largest – and oldest – in the world. According to a report submitted in April 2016 at Unesco by Pakistan’s Directorate General of Archaeology, the Ziarat forests are spread over nearly 110,000 hectares. No dendrological study has been conducted but […]

North Korea missile and nuclear test halt hailed

North Korea missile and nuclear test halt hailed

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kim Jong-un says the North has achieved nuclear “weaponisation” North Korea’s announcement that it is halting nuclear and missile tests has received a broad international welcome. Leader Kim Jong-un said further tests were not needed, as the North had demonstrated it had nuclear weapons. Donald Trump described the move as […]

North Korea ‘halts missile and nuclear tests’, says Kim Jong-un

North Korea ‘halts missile and nuclear tests’, says Kim Jong-un

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kim Jong-Un says there is no need for further missile tests North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said his country will suspend all missile tests and shut down a nuclear test site, state media say. “From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic […]

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