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Indonesia Lake Toba: Nearly 200 feared dead after ferry sinks

Indonesia Lake Toba: Nearly 200 feared dead after ferry sinks

Image copyright AFP Image caption Devastated friends and families have been waiting for news on the shore More than 190 people are now thought to be missing after Monday’s ferry disaster on Lake Toba, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The number, revised up from 130, is three times the number of passengers the ferry […]

Lake Toba ferry: Search goes on with 180 reported missing

Lake Toba ferry: Search goes on with 180 reported missing

Image copyright AFP Image caption Devastated friends and families have been waiting for news on the shore More than 180 passengers are now believed to be missing after Monday’s ferry disaster on Lake Toba, Indonesia. The number, revised up from 130, is three times the number of passengers the ferry was licensed to carry. Lake […]

Australia launches national inquiry into sexual harassment

Australia launches national inquiry into sexual harassment

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australia says its inquiry will be unprecedented globally Australia has announced that it will hold a national inquiry into workplace sexual harassment. The investigation is in part a response to the global #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct, Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins said. The government described the inquiry, to […]

World Cup: Japan fans impress by cleaning up stadium

World Cup: Japan fans impress by cleaning up stadium

Image copyright Reuters After a heated World Cup match, the stands are usually left with food waste, cups and wrappers scattered in the heat of the moment. Japanese fans certainly had reason to go wild on Tuesday night. Their side won their opening game, beating Colombia 2-1, and securing the team’s first victory against a […]

Irrfan Khan: Bollywood actor flooded with support after cancer letter

Irrfan Khan: Bollywood actor flooded with support after cancer letter

Image copyright NBCUniversal Image caption Irrfan Khan was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan has been flooded with online support from fans after writing in an open letter about his cancer treatment in London. Khan posted on Twitter in March to say that he was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour. In letter […]

India Kashmir: Direct rule imposed after BJP quits alliance

India Kashmir: Direct rule imposed after BJP quits alliance

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) is seen here with Mehbooba Mufti in May, 2018 Indian-administered Kashmir has come under direct rule after its chief minister Mehbooba Mufti resigned. She quit on Monday after the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pulled out of a coalition with her People’s Democratic […]

Trump tariffs: US escalates trade threats to China

Trump tariffs: US escalates trade threats to 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 stuck 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 stuck my face on to a porn clip’}

Kim Jong-un visits China after Trump summit

Kim Jong-un visits China after Trump summit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The North Korean leader is expected to brief China’s leadership on his talks with Mr Trump North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is making a two-day visit to China, a week after meeting US President Donald Trump. It is expected he will discuss sanctions and the commitment he made at the […]

The Indian Dalits attacked for ‘wearing shoes’

The Indian Dalits attacked for ‘wearing shoes’

Image copyright Getty Images Over the last month, Dalits (formerly untouchables) across India have been threatened, beaten and killed for seemingly mundane reasons, highlighting again, how vulnerable the community is. On Sunday, a groom was threatened for riding a horse to his wedding because doing so is considered an upper caste privilege. Here are five […]