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Hong Kong prepares for new leader

Media captionHong Kong’s three candidate: the nanny, Mr Pringles or the judge? Hong Kong is preparing for the election of a new leader. The candidate will be chosen by a committee of mostly pro-Beijing electors, rather than a public vote, which pro-democracy campaigners have been fighting for. Carrie Lam, deputy to the current leader, is […]

Myanmar: UN to probe ‘killings and rapes’ of Rohingya

Myanmar: UN to probe ‘killings and rapes’ of Rohingya

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh The United Nations human rights council is to investigate alleged human rights abuses by Myanmar’s army against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority. Some 70,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh in the last six months, and the UN has gathered […]

Myanmar: UN to probe ‘killings and rapes’ of Rohingya

Myanmar: UN to probe ‘killings and rapes’ of Rohingya

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh The United Nations human rights council is to investigate alleged human rights abuses by Myanmar’s army against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority. Some 70,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh in the last six months, and the UN has gathered […]

Myanmar: UN to probe ‘killings and rapes’ of Rohingya

Myanmar: UN to probe ‘killings and rapes’ of Rohingya

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh The United Nations human rights council is to investigate alleged human rights abuses by Myanmar’s army against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority. Some 70,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh in the last six months, and the UN has gathered […]

Major Indian airlines ban MP who beat official

Major Indian airlines ban MP who beat official

Image caption The MP appeared to be unrepentant about the attack An MP who beat an airline employee repeatedly with a slipper has been banned on five major Indian airlines. Ravindra Gaikwad said he “hit him 25 times with my sandal” for “arrogance” after failing to get a business class seat on an Air India […]

Taiwan court hears landmark gay marriage case

Taiwan court hears landmark gay marriage case

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Chi Chia-wei (centre, wearing rainbow flag) brought on the case with a court petition A panel of judges at Taiwan’s top court has begun hearing a case that could make the island the first place in Asia to introduce gay marriage. The case has been brought by a gay […]

Afghan Taliban capture crucial town of Sangin

Afghan Taliban capture crucial town of Sangin

Image copyright AFP Image caption The struggle for Sangin is part of a wider battle for control in Helmand province The Taliban have captured the crucial south Afghan district of Sangin after a year-long battle, officials say. Government forces say they have made a tactical retreat from the centre of Sangin. A spokesman for Helmand’s […]

Afghan Taliban capture crucial city of Sangin

Afghan Taliban capture crucial city of Sangin

Image copyright AFP Image caption The struggle for Sangin is part of a wider battle for control in Helmand province The Taliban have captured the crucial south Afghan city of Sangin after a year-long battle, officials say. Government forces say they have made a tactical retreat from the centre of Sangin. A spokesman for Helmand’s […]

Japan school: Donation row grows for PM Shinzo Abe

Japan school: Donation row grows for PM Shinzo Abe

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Abe has denied giving money to the controversial school Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave money to a controversial nationalist school, its head told parliament, amid an escalating political scandal. Yasunori Kagoike said the donation had been passed to him by Mr Abe’s wife, in testimony that contradicted Mr […]

Air India files complaint as MP boasts of beating steward

Air India files complaint as MP boasts of beating steward

Image caption The MP appeared to be unrepentant about the attack An Indian MP beat an airline employee repeatedly with a slipper after being unable to get a business class seat on an Air India flight. Ravindra Gaikwad later told Indian reporters he had “hit him 25 times with my sandal” for “arrogance”. The MP […]