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Gujarat vote: BJP on course to hold India PM’s home state

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Modi’s party campaigned on economic development and Hindu nationalism to woo voters Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is on course to retain power in his home state Gujarat but by a reduced margin. As votes are counted after the state elections, the BJP is […]

Flight highlights Chinese tourist interest in Antarctica

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Heading to Antarctica by plane is the exception, not the rule According to Chinese media, the country’s first commercial flight to Antarctica brought 22 lucky tourists to the exotic destination this weekend. The trip is hailed as a milestone – but is really? And what does it tell us […]

Bangladesh funeral stampede leaves several dead

Image copyright AFP Image caption The victims had been attending a funeral event for Mohiuddin Chowdhury, reports say At least 10 people have been killed and more than 30 wounded in a stampede in Chittagong city in Bangladesh. The rush happened during the post-funeral prayer and feast for former mayor Mohiuddin Chowdhury. Speaking to the […]

‘Nice’ Australian was a ‘loyal agent’ for North Korea

Image copyright AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE Image caption Chan Han Choi was arrested at his Sydney unit on Saturday night Further details have emerged about the Australian man accused of being an economic agent for North Korea. Chan Han Choi, 59 was arrested in Sydney by Australian police and charged with brokering sales and discussing the […]

Gujarat: BJP crosses key 100 lead mark in India state polls

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Modi’s party campaigned on economic development and Hindu nationalism to woo voters Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken a lead as votes are counted in crucial elections in India’s Gujarat state. The party is leading in 102 of the 181 seats for which leads […]

‘Nice’ Australian was a ‘loyal agent’ for North Korea

Image copyright AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE Image caption Chan Han Choi was arrested at his Sydney unit on Saturday night Further details have emerged about the Australian man accused of being an economic agent for North Korea. Chan Han Choi, 59 was arrested in Sydney by Australian police and charged with brokering sales and discussing the […]

Sydney man charged with being ‘economic agent’ for North Korea

Image copyright AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE HANDOUT Image caption It is the first time anyone has been charged under Australia’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Act A man has been arrested in Sydney for allegedly acting as an economic agent for North Korea, Australian Federal Police (AFP) have said. Chan Han Choi, 59, has been charged with […]

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 […]

Sydney man charged with being ‘economic agent’ for North Korea

Image copyright AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE HANDOUT Image caption It is the first time anyone has been charged under Australia’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Act A man has been arrested in Sydney for allegedly acting as an economic agent for North Korea, Australian Federal Police (AFP) have said. Chan Han Choi, 59, has been charged with […]

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