The fight over the Indian baby born in a bank queue

Image caption Khazanchi Nath was born two years ago as his mother Sarvesha Devi stood in a bank queue to withdraw cash He arrived in the world with a bang. His birth in a bank queue made global news. But two-year-old Khazanchi Nath is now at the centre of a bitter fight between the two […]

My Neighbour Totoro: Studio Ghibli classic gets China release after 30 years

Image copyright GKids/1988 Studio Ghibli Japanese animation classic My Neighbour Totoro is finally being screened in Chinese cinemas, 30 years after it was first released. The film, by Studio Ghibli and famed director Hayao Miyazaki, follows the story of two sisters who encounter Totoro and other forest creatures. Despite the movie’s cult following, it has […]

Indian national jailed over sex assault on US flight

Image copyright Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Image caption The accused was sitting next to his wife when he allegedly assaulted someone sitting next to him A US court has sentenced an Indian man to nine years in jail for sexually assaulting a woman who sat next to him on a US flight in January. Prabhu […]

China buys US soybeans for first time since trade war

Image copyright Reuters Image caption China’s purchase of 1.13 million tonnes of US soybeans has been hailed as a wonderful, great step by US officials. China has bought US soybeans for the first time since the trade war between the two countries started in July – a move hailed as a “great step” by US […]

India PM Narendra Modi avoids probe over France Rafale jet deal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former French President Fran├žois Hollande, left, and Indian PM Narendra Modi announced the Rafale deal in 2015 India’s top court has dismissed demands for an investigation into the country’s decision to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from French company Dassault. There was massive political furore over the deal as […]

Michael Spavor: Second Canadian ‘missing’ in China

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said Canada was urgently seeking information on the two Canadians Canada’s foreign ministry says it is trying to make contact with a second Canadian who is believed to have been detained in China. Michael Spavor, a businessman based in Dandong near the North Korean border, had […]

North and South Korea soldiers cross DMZ in peace

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The historic moment was caught on camera by both sides North and South Korean soldiers have made several friendly crossings into each other’s territory for the first time since the countries were divided. The men were checking the dismantling of guard posts in the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) along the […]

Myanmar journalists: Families urge Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo release

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kyaw Soe Oo (left) and Wa Lone have been in prison for one year Family, friends and colleagues of two Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar have called for their immediate release one year on from their arrest. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were earlier this week honoured among other […]

The India girl who took her dad to the police over a toilet

Image copyright BBC Tamil Image caption Hanifa Zaara told the police in a letter that her father had “cheated” her and should be arrested A seven-year-old Indian girl went to the police after her father broke his promise to build her a toilet. Hanifa Zaara told the police in a letter that her father had […]

India delivery man sacked for eating food sparks sympathy

Image copyright @Madan_Chikna Image caption The Zomato delivery driver was filmed eating food from his delivery bag The sacking of a food delivery man in India after he was filmed eating a client’s food and resealing the containers has sparked a conversation about the delivery industry in the country. The BBC finds out more. The […]

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