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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 […]

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 […]