Deadly attack on Methodist church in Pakistan

Deadly attack on Methodist church in Pakistan

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hundreds of worshippers were reported to be inside at the time A suicide bomb and gun attack on a Methodist church in Pakistan has killed at least five people, reports say. The attack happened in the city of Quetta, some 65km (40 miles) from the border with Afghanistan. More than […]

Hua Yong: Detained Chinese artist’s emotional last video

Hua Yong: Detained Chinese artist’s emotional last video

Image copyright @HuaYong798 Image caption “Once the apartment door is open, I’ll have to leave with them [police]. Daddy will use this last moment to sing you a song,” Hua Yong tells his daughter in the video, where he verges on tears Concerns are mounting for a Chinese artist who has been taken into police […]

Swati Maliwal: Call to speed up child rape executions in India

Swati Maliwal: Call to speed up child rape executions in India

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Maliwal said there was better awareness of rape cases – but that had not solved India’s rape problem Rapists of children should be executed within six months of their crime, a leading advocate for women’s rights in India has demanded. Swati Maliwal made the appeal in a letter to […]

Australia citizenship row: Government wins key by-election

Australia citizenship row: Government wins key by-election

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The victory for John Alexander (right) is a huge relief for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (left) Australia’s ruling coalition has retained its one-seat majority after it won a bitterly contested by-election in a Sydney suburb. Former tennis professional John Alexander was re-elected in Bennelong division after stepping down over a […]

North Korea ‘hacked crypto-currency exchange in South’

North Korea ‘hacked crypto-currency exchange in South’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Digital currency trading is big business in South Korea South Korea’s spy agency believes that North Korea is behind hacking attacks on a crypto-currency exchange in the South, sources say. At least $7m (£5.25m) in digital money was stolen in the hacks – although the money is now said to […]

Australian citizenship row: By-election threatens PM’s majority

Australian citizenship row: By-election threatens PM’s majority

Image copyright AFP/GETTY Image caption John Alexander faces a strong challenge from former New South Wales premier Kristina Keneally Australians in a suburb of Sydney are voting in a by-election that could cost the governing conservative coalition its slim majority in parliament. The poll was called after Bennelong MP John Alexander stepped down in a […]

Australia abuse: Archbishop rejects call to report confessions

Australia abuse: Archbishop rejects call to report confessions

Media captionAbuse survivor Andrew Collins recounts his story A senior member of the Roman Catholic Church in Australia has rejected a key recommendation of a landmark inquiry into child sex abuse. It said priests should report abuse confided to them, even in the secret context of the confessional. But the archbishop of Melbourne said any […]

North Korea must earn right to talks, says US Secretary of State Tillerson

North Korea must earn right to talks, says US Secretary of State Tillerson

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korea’s ambassador to the UN, Ja Song Nam, said Pyongyang posed no threat as long as its interests were not infringed upon US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said North Korea must “earn its way back to the table” for negotiations between the two countries to restart. Mr Tillerson […]

China investigates attack on South Korea photographer

China investigates attack on South Korea photographer

Media captionChina has said it is investigating the incident China says it is investigating an incident that saw a South Korean photographer beaten during a visit by President Moon Jae-in. The photographer, who was thrown to the ground and kicked, reportedly suffered fractured bones in his face and ruptured vessels in an eye. It has […]

Japan court rules father legally responsible for secret IVF child

Japan court rules father legally responsible for secret IVF child

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The girl, now aged two, was born without her father’s consent or knowledge (Stock image) A Japanese court has ruled a father legally responsible for a child who was born after his ex-partner impregnated herself with a frozen embryo without his knowledge. The man conceded he was the biological […]

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