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Mitsutoki Shigeta: ‘Baby factory’ dad wins paternity rights

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption A lawyer (pictured) represented the Japanese man who was not present for the trial A Bangkok court has awarded paternity rights to a Japanese man over 13 babies he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers. The ruling allows Mitsutoki Shigeta, 28, to pursue custody of the children. The son of […]

Bringing solar power to a remote community in the Himalayas

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Terracotta theft: Chinese anger over stolen warrior thumb

Image copyright AFP Chinese authorities have demanded “severe punishment” for a man who allegedly stole the thumb of a terracotta warrior statue on display in the US, Chinese state media report. The 2,000-year-old statue, worth $4.5m (£3.2m), is one of 10 on loan to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Last week, Michael Rohana was charged […]

Australia MP George Christensen criticised over gun photo

Image copyright FACEBOOK Image caption Government MP George Christensen posted this image with a caption: “Do you feel lucky, greenie punks?” An Australian MP has drawn criticism for posting a photo online that showed him aiming a gun and asking: “Do you feel lucky, greenie punks?” George Christensen, a government MP, put the photo on […]

Trump India ‘dinner and chat’ property offer criticised

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Trump Jr took control of the Trump Organisation empire before his father’s presidential inauguration Investors in a luxury property development in India are being offered the chance to have “conversation and dinner” with Donald Trump Jr. The eldest son of the US president is visiting India this week […]

Pakistan: Zainab Ansari’s killer gets four death sentences

Image copyright AFP Image caption Zainab’s rape and murder sparked outrage in Pakistan A court in Pakistan has given a 24-year-old man, Imran Ali, four death sentences for raping and murdering a six-year old girl last month. Zainab Ansari’s body was found in a rubbish dump in the city of Kasur, south of Lahore, on […]

Pakistan: Zainab Ansari’s killer gets four death sentences

Image copyright AFP Image caption Zainab’s rape and murder sparked outrage in Pakistan A court in Pakistan has given a 24-year-old man, Imran Ali, four death sentences for raping and murdering a six-year old girl last month. Zainab Ansari’s body was found in a rubbish dump in the city of Kasur, south of Lahore, on […]

Pakistan: Zainab Ansari’s killer gets four death sentences

Image copyright AFP Image caption Zainab’s rape and murder sparked outrage in Pakistan A court in Pakistan has given a 24-year-old man, Imran Ali, four death sentences for raping and murdering a six-year old girl last month. Zainab Ansari’s body was found in a rubbish dump in the city of Kasur, south of Lahore, on […]

Lunar New Year: Chinese TV gala includes ‘racist blackface’ sketch

Image copyright Youtube/CCTV Image caption By some estimates, the show is the most watched entertainment programme on earth A skit on China’s biggest Lunar New Year TV show has sparked widespread criticism and accusations of racism. In a comedy routine celebrating Chinese-African ties an Asian actress appears in blackface and with exaggerated buttocks. Using make-up […]

Pakistan: Zainab Ansari’s killer gets four death sentences

Image copyright AFP Image caption Zainab’s rape and murder sparked an outcry in Pakistan A court in Pakistan has given a 24-year-old man, Imran Ali, four death sentences for raping and murdering a six-year old girl last month. Zainab Ansari’s body was found on a rubbish dump in the city of Kasur, south of Lahore, […]

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