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Bahubali 2: South Indian epic film sees fans troll Bollywood

Bahubali 2: South Indian epic film sees fans troll Bollywood

Image copyright Spice PR An epic historical fantasy film with spectacular sets and dramatic scenes of war is enthralling India. Widely touted as India’s answer to Game of Thrones, the success of Bahubali 2 has also prompted south Indian film fans to troll Bollywood, writes Sudha G Tilak. There are thrilling royal hunts, roaring elephants, […]

Playboy model angers Maori with nude shoot on sacred mountain

Playboy model angers Maori with nude shoot on sacred mountain

Image copyright Instagram Image caption Jaylene Cook on top of Mount Taranaki For many people, constantly on the hunt for a striking image to post on Facebook or Instagram, reaching the top of a mountain overlooking the clouds might provide the perfect shot. And if you’re a Playboy model, with nearly 300,000 followers, why not […]

Why are India’s top judges doubting each others’ sanity?

Why are India’s top judges doubting each others’ sanity?

Image copyright Press Trust of India Image caption Justice CS Karnan is on a massive collision course with India’s top court The Indian judiciary is in the midst of an unprecedented crisis which has resulted in rival judges issuing court orders for each other to undergo mental health evaluations. The BBC’s Geeta Pandey unravels an […]

US anti-missile system operational in South Korea

US anti-missile system operational in South Korea

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The Thaad system only has “initial intercept capability” at present The US military says its controversial Thaad missile defence system is now operational in South Korea. The system can intercept North Korean missiles although full operational capability is still some months away. Tensions have been rising around the Korean […]

China to launch Wikipedia rival in 2018

China to launch Wikipedia rival in 2018

Image copyright PHILIPPE LOPEZ Image caption Wikipedia is available in China, but some of its content it blocked China is to launch an online version of its national encyclopaedia next year, to compete with Wikipedia. Officials said more than 20,000 people had been hired to work on the project, which will feature 300,000 entries at […]

Priyanka Chopra: The many meanings of that Met Gala dress

Priyanka Chopra: The many meanings of that Met Gala dress

Image copyright AFP Image caption The trench coat dress with an exaggerated train, has captured India’s imagination The Met Gala usually draws little interest in India, but this year actress Priyanka Chopra’s appearance in a vast detective trench coat outfit has inspired jokes, memes and even profound symbolic interpretations. The Ralph Lauren outfit was in […]

Singapore woman jailed for filming gym-goers in changing room

Singapore woman jailed for filming gym-goers in changing room

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The gym contacted the police when it became aware of videos of its members being circulated online A woman in Singapore has been jailed for 30 weeks for secretly filming other women in a gym changing room, according to local media. Heng Li Ying, 29, sold access to the […]

Rare ‘sprites’ photographed beside Southern Lights

Rare ‘sprites’ photographed beside Southern Lights

Image copyright David Finlay Image caption A panoramic image showing sprites next to the Aurora Australis An Australian photographer has captured images of rare sprites, a meteor shower and the Southern Lights – all in a single night. Sprites – flashes of electricity – can reach the Earth’s upper atmosphere, often displaying as a brilliant […]

US anti-missile system ‘operational’ in South Korea

US anti-missile system ‘operational’ in South Korea

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The Thaad system, seen here in a file photo, is designed to take out North Korean missiles The US military says its controversial Thaad missile defence system is “operational” in South Korea. A spokesman said the system was now able to intercept North Korean missiles and defend the South. […]

India says Pakistan ‘mutilated’ soldiers

India says Pakistan ‘mutilated’ soldiers

Image copyright AP Image caption Relations between India and Pakistan have been tense India says Pakistani troops have killed two of its soldiers and mutilated their bodies in the disputed Kashmir region. The Indian army said Pakistani forces on Monday attacked one of their patrol units along the de facto border. It added that mutilating […]