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India elections: Decisive victory for Modi’s BJP in Uttar Pradesh

India elections: Decisive victory for Modi’s BJP in Uttar Pradesh

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The prime minister personally led his party’s campaign in the politically critical state Narendra Modi’s party has won a landslide victory in one of India’s key states, a boost for the prime minister halfway through his first term. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took control of northern Uttar Pradesh […]

Narendra Modi’s BJP set to win key state poll in India’s Uttar Pradesh

Narendra Modi’s BJP set to win key state poll in India’s Uttar Pradesh

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The prime minister personally led his party’s campaign in the politically critical state Early trends suggest that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to win crucial assembly elections in northern Uttar Pradesh state. Mr Modi personally led the campaign in the country’s most populous state […]

South Korea impeachment: Critics urge Park Geun-hye arrest

South Korea impeachment: Critics urge Park Geun-hye arrest

Image copyright AP Image caption Anti-Park protesters in Seoul. The sign reads “Go to prison” Ousted South Korean leader Park Geun-hye is keeping her silence as calls grow for her arrest. Ms Park was forced from office on Friday, after judges unanimously upheld parliament’s decision to impeach her over her role in a corruption scandal […]

Narendra Modi’s BJP sweeping key India state polls

Narendra Modi’s BJP sweeping key India state polls

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The prime minister personally led his party’s campaign in the politically critical state Early trends suggest that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to sweep crucial assembly elections in northern Uttar Pradesh state. Mr Modi personally led the campaign in the country’s most populous state […]

South Korea president Park Geun-hye ousted by court

Media captionThere have been scenes of anger outside the Seoul court South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has become the country’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office. Judges unanimously upheld parliament’s decision to impeach Ms Park over her role in a corruption scandal involving her close friend, Choi Soon-sil. She now loses her […]

Myanmar Muslim minority subject to horrific torture, UN says

Myanmar Muslim minority subject to horrific torture, UN says

Image caption The Rohingya are a Muslim minority group from Myanmar A top UN official says “crimes against humanity” are being committed by the military and police against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority. The UN’s special rapporteur for human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, was speaking as part of a joint BBC Newsnight-BBC Our World investigation. […]

Park Geun-hye: Court ousts South Korea’s scandal-hit president

Park Geun-hye: Court ousts South Korea’s scandal-hit president

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Park has also lost her presidential immunity and can be prosecuted South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has become the country’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office. Judges unanimously upheld Parliament’s decision to impeach her over her role in a corruption scandal involving close friend Choi Soon-sil. […]

Pakistan activist Waqass Goraya: The state tortured me

Pakistan activist Waqass Goraya: The state tortured me

Image copyright Waqass Goraya Image caption Waqass Goraya says someone has to stand up to the military in Pakistan A liberal Pakistani activist who went missing earlier this year has said a “government institution” with links to the military held him and tortured him. Waqass Goraya, one of five activists who disappeared in early January, […]

US dismisses China proposal on N Korea military halt

US dismisses China proposal on N Korea military halt

Image copyright AP US officials have dismissed China’s suggestion that North Korea could halt its missile and nuclear test in exchange for a suspension of US military activity in the region. The US state department said it was not “a viable deal” while the UN ambassador said North Korea was not “rational”. China’s suggestion came […]

‘Justin Bieber impostor’ on 931 child sex-related charges

‘Justin Bieber impostor’ on 931 child sex-related charges

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Justin Bieber performs in concert in 2016 A man who posed as Justin Bieber online has been charged with more than 900 child sex-related crimes in Australia. The man, 42, masqueraded as the singer to solicit explicit images from children, Queensland Police said. Already accused of grooming children, the […]