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Trump threatens additional $200bn in tariffs on China

Trump threatens additional $200bn in tariffs on China

Image copyright AFP Image caption The new threat comes after Beijing vowed to retaliate against US tariffs on $50bn worth of Chinese goods US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200bn (£151bn) of Chinese goods in a growing trade row. Mr Trump said the 10% tariffs would come into effect […]

‘They morphed my face on to a porn clip’

A tweet attributed to independent journalist Rana Ayyub went viral, causing her to become a victim of grievous online harassment. She spoke to the BBC’s Ayeshea Perera about what her life has been like. Visuals by Nikita Deshpande and Puneet Barnala. ‘They morphed my face on to a porn clip’}

Apple fined for misleading customers in Australia

Apple fined for misleading customers in Australia

Image copyright AFP Image caption Customers were refused phone repairs in breach of Australian law An Australian court has fined Apple A$9m (£5m;$6.5m) for refusing to fix iPhones and iPads that had been serviced by third parties. The nation’s consumer watchdog took the tech giant to court last year following complaints from users about faulty […]

‘Dumpling-shaped’ space rock comes into view

Skip Twitter post by @haya2e_jaxa End of Twitter post by @haya2e_jaxa A Japanese spacecraft is sending back images as it approaches an irregularly shaped asteroid that some on the mission have compared to a dumpling. The Hayabusa 2 spacecraft was launched in 2014 on a quest to study the asteroid Ryugu and deliver rocks and […]

Japan earthquake: Child and two men dead and hundreds injured

Japan earthquake: Child and two men dead and hundreds injured

Media captionFatal earthquake hits Japan A strong earthquake in Osaka, Japan has killed at least three people, including a child, and injured more than 200. Airports in the area were closed for several hours, train lines interrupted and factories had to halt production. The 6.1 magnitude quake did not trigger a tsunami warning and nuclear […]

S Korea players swap shirts to fox rivals

S Korea players swap shirts to fox rivals

South Korea will be playing in their ninth successive World Cup finals South Korea’s coach says he made his players wear different numbered shirts in recent friendlies to confuse opponents who he says cannot tell them apart. Only Tottenham forward Son Heung-min and captain Ki Sung-yueng wore their usual shirts against Bolivia and Senegal earlier […]

Fatal Dreamworld ride had previous malfunctions, inquest hears

Fatal Dreamworld ride had previous malfunctions, inquest hears

Image copyright Facebook Image caption (L-R) Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett, Roozi Araghi and Cindy Low were killed in the Dreamworld accident in October 2016 A ride that malfunctioned at Australia’s Dreamworld theme park, killing four people, had experienced “a number” of previous incidents, a court has heard. On Monday, the state of Queensland began a […]

Taliban rules out extension of Afghanistan Eid festival ceasefire

Taliban rules out extension of Afghanistan Eid festival ceasefire

Media captionTears, hugs and selfies as Afghan troops and Taliban mark a truce for Eid A widely welcomed three-day ceasefire between security forces and the Taliban in Afghanistan appears to be over. The Taliban said its militants had been ordered to take up arms again on Sunday night – now the Eid festival had ended. […]

Taliban rule out extension of Afghanistan Eid festival ceasefire

Taliban rule out extension of Afghanistan Eid festival ceasefire

Media captionTears, hugs and selfies as Afghan troops and Taliban mark a truce for Eid The Afghan Taliban have rejected calls to extend a three-day ceasefire declared for the Muslim Eid festival. A spokesman said the truce would end on Sunday night and operations against the security forces would resume. Government officials urged the militants […]

Cambodia Prince Ranariddh injured and wife killed in car crash

Cambodia Prince Ranariddh injured and wife killed in car crash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prince Norodom Ranariddh and his wife Ouk Phalla were due to meet political supporters A Cambodian prince and former prime minister has been injured and his wife killed in a head-on car collision in the south-west of the country. A taxi hit the vehicle Prince Norodom Ranariddh, 74, and […]

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