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Pakistan Zainab murder: DNA suggests suspect in other case was ‘innocent’

Image caption For almost a year, Mudasir was thought to have been the killer Pakistani officials say they will investigate allegations police carried out an unauthorised killing of a man wrongly accused of murdering a child. Police shot Mudasir, accused of killing five-year-old Iman Fatima, in February 2017, saying he tried to escape. However, a […]

Pakistan Zainab murder: DNA suggests suspect in other case was ‘innocent’

Image caption For almost a year, Mudasir was thought to have been the killer Pakistani officials say they will investigate allegations police carried out an unauthorised killing of a man wrongly accused of murdering a child. Police shot Mudasir, accused of killing five-year-old Iman Fatima, in February 2017, saying he tried to escape. However, a […]

Pakistan Zainab murder: DNA suggests suspect in other case was ‘innocent’

Image caption For almost a year, Mudasir was thought to have been the killer Pakistani officials say they will investigate allegations police carried out an unauthorised killing of a man wrongly accused of murdering a child. Police shot Mudasir, accused of killing five-year-old Iman Fatima, in February 2017, saying he tried to escape. However, a […]

India doctor arrested for setting fire to 25 cars

Image copyright MB Gowda Image caption The 37-year-old was caught by a security guard A doctor has been arrested for allegedly setting fire to 25 cars over a period of several days in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Police have seized CCTV footage of Dr Ameet Gaikwad, in which he is seen wearing a […]

‘Shaking’ Malaysia Airlines flight turns back to Australia

Image copyright SANJEEV PANDEY Image caption Passengers say flight staff briefed them on emergency procedures A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to divert to central Australia after a technical issue left the aircraft “shuddering”, passengers say. Flight MH122 was travelling from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday when it turned back not far from Broome, […]

Yu Wensheng: China human rights lawyer arrested on school run

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Yu is a prominent human rights lawyer A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer has been detained while walking his child to school, his family says. Yu Wensheng, a vocal critic of China’s ruling Communist Party, was seized by about a dozen people, including a Swat team, after he […]

Kazakhstan bus fire kills 52 with few survivors

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Kazakh authorities said five people had escaped the blaze including the two drivers A bus has caught fire in north-western Kazakhstan, killing 52 people, the interior ministry has said. Five people managed to get out and were treated by rescue workers on the spot, reports said. The accident happened […]

Drone saves two Australian swimmers in world first

Media captionThe moment when the drone saves swimmers at Lennox Head Two teenage boys were rescued by a brand new lifesaving drone in Australia while lifeguards were still training to use the device. The swimmers, aged 15-17, had got into difficulties off the coast of Lennox Head, New South Wales (NSW). A member of the […]

Kazakhstan bus fire kills 52

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Kazakh authorities said five people had escaped the blaze including the two drivers A bus has caught fire in north-western Kazakhstan, killing 52 people, the interior ministry has said. Five people managed to get out and were treated by rescue workers on the spot, reports said. The accident happened […]

North Korea crisis: South to continue talks with ‘clear eyes’

Media captionSouth Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha: “We understand North Korea better than anybody” South Korea says it will continue high-level talks with North Korea with “clear eyes” amid global warnings that Pyongyang might be playing for time to continue its nuclear-arms programme. “We have to make the most” of the opportunity, South Korean Foreign […]