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Pakistan Zainab murder: DNA suggests suspect in other case was ‘innocent’

Pakistan Zainab murder: DNA suggests suspect in other case was ‘innocent’

Image caption For almost a year, Mudasir was thought to have been the killer Pakistani officials say they will investigate allegations police carried out an unauthorised killing of a man wrongly accused of murdering a child. Police shot Mudasir, accused of killing five-year-old Iman Fatima, in February 2017, saying he tried to escape. However, a […]

Philippines stops sending workers to Kuwait over abuse fears

Philippines stops sending workers to Kuwait over abuse fears

Image copyright EPA Image caption Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said the Philippines had “lost four women” in Kuwait The Philippines has suspended sending workers to Kuwait, while it investigates the deaths of several Filipinos there. The ban comes a day after President Rodrigo Duterte claimed abusive employers in the Gulf state had driven four domestic […]

Pakistan Zainab murder: DNA suggests suspect in other case was ‘innocent’

Pakistan Zainab murder: DNA suggests suspect in other case was ‘innocent’

Image caption For almost a year, Mudasir was thought to have been the killer Pakistani officials say they will investigate allegations police carried out an extrajudicial killing of a man wrongly accused of murdering a child. The allegations uncovered by BBC Newsnight focus on DNA tests suggesting the child victim was killed by the same […]

Kazakhstan bus fire kills 52 with few survivors

Kazakhstan bus fire kills 52 with few survivors

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Kazakh authorities said five people had escaped the blaze including the two drivers A bus has caught fire in north-western Kazakhstan, killing 52 people, the interior ministry has said. Five people managed to get out and were treated by rescue workers on the spot, reports said. The accident happened […]

Macau police hunt for casino dealer after $6m theft

Macau police hunt for casino dealer after $6m theft

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Macau is the world’s largest gambling hub Police in Macau have said they are looking for a casino dealer who allegedly stole more than 47m Hong Kong dollars (£4m; $6m) worth of chips. Police have not named the casino, but Reuters news agency and local media reported the theft […]

Padmavat: Controversial film cleared by India’s top court

Padmavat: Controversial film cleared by India’s top court

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Supreme Court has cleared the release of the film The Supreme Court has cleared the release of controversial Bollywood film Padmavat, and overturned the decision by four states to ban its screening. It has been approved by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), but Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh […]

Italy arrests 33 ‘Chinese mafia’ members

Italy arrests 33 ‘Chinese mafia’ members

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The raids took place in several Italian cities (File photo) Thirty-three people have been arrested in Italy on suspicion of being members of the Chinese mafia, police say. The early morning raids targeted a group accused of controlling the transport of Chinese-made products across Europe. The operation, codenamed “China […]

North Korea crisis: South to continue talks with ‘clear eyes’

North Korea crisis: South to continue talks with ‘clear eyes’

Media captionSouth Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha: “We understand North Korea better than anybody” South Korea says it will continue high-level talks with North Korea with “clear eyes” amid global warnings that Pyongyang might be playing for time to continue its nuclear-arms programme. “We have to make the most” of the opportunity, South Korean Foreign […]

Australia Day: Poll examines attitudes to controversial date

Australia Day: Poll examines attitudes to controversial date

Media captionAustralia Day: Why a celebration has become controversial Less than half of Australians know the historical origin of the country’s national day, according to a poll. Australia Day, on 26 January, has been the subject of debate in recent times over concerns it is offensive to indigenous Australians. The day commemorates the arrival of […]

Koreas to march under single ‘united’ flag in Olympic Games

Koreas to march under single ‘united’ flag in Olympic Games

Image copyright AFP Image caption The “reunited” flag symbolises aspirations in both the North and South to end the nearly seven decades of division North and South Korea have agreed to march together under a single “unified Korea” flag at next month’s Winter Olympics in the South. They also agreed to field a joint women’s […]

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