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India boat capsize: Three school students die off Mumbai

India boat capsize: Three school students die off Mumbai

A rescue operation is continuing after a boat carrying 40 school students capsized off the Indian coast near Mumbai. Thirty-two pupils have been rescued so far and three bodies, said to be girls, have been found, according to reports. Ships have been diverted to the area near Dahanu, in Maharashtra state, to help with the […]

China tanker fire: Bodies found as Sanchi still burns

China tanker fire: Bodies found as Sanchi still burns

Media captionSalvage workers managed to board the burning oil tanker on Saturday Salvage workers have managed to board a burning oil tanker off China’s coast, recovering the bodies of two crewmen before smoke forced them to leave. The Sanchi is still ablaze one week after a collision with a cargo ship. The salvage team also […]

India boat capsize: Search under way for missing children

India boat capsize: Search under way for missing children

A rescue operation is under way after a boat carrying 40 schoolchildren capsized off the Indian coast near Mumbai. Thirty-two children have been rescued so far and two bodies have been recovered, reports say. Ships have been diverted to the area near Dahanu, in Maharashtra state, to help the rescue. The boat had been overcrowded […]

Pakistan Zainab murder: Anger in Kasur as other parents speak out

Pakistan Zainab murder: Anger in Kasur as other parents speak out

Media captionThe rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab sparked outrage in Pakistan Kasur is an angry city right now. The murder and sexual assault of six-year-old Zainab Ansari, who disappeared on her way to a Koran class on 4 January, has sparked deadly riots. Zainab was last seen alive on CCTV footage walking hand in […]

India Supreme Court judges: Democracy is in danger

India Supreme Court judges: Democracy is in danger

Image copyright Reuters Image caption India’s top court is facing intense scrutiny Four of India’s most senior Supreme Court judges have publicly challenged the authority of the head of the judiciary – in an unprecedented move. In a letter and a press conference, the judges said Chief Justice Dipak Misra was assigning cases to benches […]

China professor accused in #MeToo campaign is sacked

China professor accused in #MeToo campaign is sacked

Image copyright BUAA Image caption Beihang University said Mr Chen’s actions were a seriously violation of conduct A Chinese university has fired a professor accused of sexual misconduct, after a former student named him in a #MeToo campaign. Beihang University in Beijing said an investigation had established that Chen Xiaowu had sexually harassed students. The […]

Bullying suicide: Mourners wear blue for Akubra girl Dolly

Bullying suicide: Mourners wear blue for Akubra girl Dolly

Image copyright Facebook/akubraofficial Image caption ‘Dolly’ Everett had been the face of a well-known Akubra campaign Mourners wearing blue have remembered Australian teenager Amy “Dolly” Everett who took her own life after alleged cyber-bullying. The death of the 14-year-old girl, once the face of iconic Australian outback hat brand Akubra, prompted grief and shock across […]

Indian rocket to make movies from space

Indian rocket to make movies from space

Image copyright EARTH-i Image caption Artwork: Manufacturer SSTL calls it Carbonite-2, but Earth-i refers to the satellite as VividX2 A British satellite has gone into orbit on an Indian rocket to acquire full-colour, high-definition video of the surface of the Earth. The demonstrator is expected to pave the way for a series of at least […]

China shuts Marriott’s website over Tibet, Taiwan error

China shuts Marriott’s website over Tibet, Taiwan error

Image copyright Getty Images China has shut down the Chinese websites of Marriott International for a week, after the firm listed Tibet and others as separate countries. The hotel group has apologised for the error and said it did not support separatist movements in China. Tibet, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau were listed as individual […]

Bamboozle: NZ restaurant’s ‘racist menu’ sparks anger

Bamboozle: NZ restaurant’s ‘racist menu’ sparks anger

Image copyright Bamboozle Image caption The owner of the restaurant has called the menu “part of the experience”. A New Zealand restaurant has been accused of using mocking racial clich├ęs on its menu. Asian fusion restaurant Bamboozle in Christchurch features dishes with the names “Chirri Garrik an Prawn Dumpring” and “Ho Lee Kok”. The restaurant […]