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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Marriot 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 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 has operated with the menu for two years, local reports said, but a picture was […]

India launches 100th satellite into space

India launches 100th satellite into space

Image copyright EARTH-i Image caption Artwork: Manufacturer SSTL calls it Carbonite, 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 […]

Pakistan Zainab murder: Girl’s father speaks of devastating grief

Pakistan Zainab murder: Girl’s father speaks of devastating grief

Media captionThe rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab sparked outrage in Pakistan Protesters have set a government office on fire in the Pakistani city of Kasur, in a second day of riots after the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl. Zainab Ansari’s body was found in a rubbish dump on Tuesday, several days after […]

China warship sails near Japan-controlled islands

China warship sails near Japan-controlled islands

Image copyright AFP Image caption The uninhabited islands are a regular source of tension between China and Japan Japan has summoned the Chinese ambassador in Tokyo, after a Chinese frigate sailed near disputed islands in the East China Sea. A foreign submarine was also spotted near the islands on Wednesday and Thursday, although its nationality […]

Chinese boy with frozen hair reignites poverty debate

Chinese boy with frozen hair reignites poverty debate

Image copyright People’s Daily Image caption Pictures of eight-year-old Little Wang were shared tens of thousands of times An eight-year-old Chinese pupil, dubbed “Ice Boy” by social media users after images emerged of him arriving at school with swollen hands and frost on his hair and eyebrows, has sparked renewed discussion online about child poverty. […]

YouTube cuts ties with Logan Paul over Japan suicide video

YouTube cuts ties with Logan Paul over Japan suicide video

Image copyright YOUTUBE/Logan Paul Image caption Logan Paul has a huge following YouTube has cut business ties with Logan Paul, the hugely popular vlogger who posted a video showing the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan. Paul’s channels were removed from YouTube’s Google Preferred programme, where brands sell ads on the top 5% […]