US ready for North Korea talks without preconditions, says Tillerson

US ready for North Korea talks without preconditions, says Tillerson

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rex Tillerson arrives at the Atlantic Council policy forum to discuss North Korea The US is ready to open nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea, without preconditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday. “Let’s just meet and let’s talk about the weather if you want,” he said at […]

India Tamil Nadu: Six face death penalty for Dalit murder

India Tamil Nadu: Six face death penalty for Dalit murder

Image caption CCTV footage broadcast on Indian television channels showed the couple walking on a busy street when they were attacked Six people have been sentenced to death for the murder of a man from India’s Dalit community in an “honour killing” in Tamil Nadu last year. Sankar, 22, was hacked to death on a […]

Australian police spot ‘monster’ python

Australian police spot ‘monster’ python

Image copyright QUEENSLAND POLICE Image caption Queensland police first posted the image on Monday A photo of an Australian police officer encountering a python has drawn a large reaction on social media. The officer and his partner were on a night patrol in northern Queensland when they came across the “monster” scrub python on a […]

Is it ‘vulgar’ to advertise condoms?

Is it ‘vulgar’ to advertise condoms?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Condoms cannot be advertised in the daytime in India Indians are questioning the merits of a government order banning condom adverts from being broadcast on primetime TV. The information and broadcasting ministry says the adverts may only be shown between 10pm and 6am because they could be “indecent for children”. […]

India outrage over brutal rape and murder of six-year-old

India outrage over brutal rape and murder of six-year-old

Image copyright Manoj Dhaka Image caption The six-year-old was brutally raped and murdered Police in India are questioning several people in connection with the brutal rape and murder of a six-year-old in the northern state of Haryana. Her body was found on Sunday close to her home from where she was allegedly abducted on the […]

Why North Korea’s nuclear test is still producing aftershocks

Why North Korea’s nuclear test is still producing aftershocks

Image copyright Rodong Sinmun Image caption North Korea insists on its right to pursue nuclear tests North Korea’s nuclear test in September didn’t just generate diplomatic shockwaves but also a 6.3 magnitude earthquake. Aftershocks have continued ever since, and on Saturday the US Geological Survey said it had detected two more, sparking significant debate about […]

Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascots to be chosen by children

Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascots to be chosen by children

Image copyright Tokyo 2020 Image caption The mascots come in pairs, one to represent the Olympics and the other for the Paralympics Japan has unveiled its final six contenders for the role of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games mascots – and only children are getting the final say. The organising committee selected three sets […]

Australian gay couple in ‘legal limbo’ can finally divorce

Australian gay couple in ‘legal limbo’ can finally divorce

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The pair were trapped in a “legal limbo”, lawyers said As the first same-sex couples began registering for marriage in Australia, one woman was exercising another new right – being allowed to divorce. Lawyers for the Perth woman filled out divorce papers on Sunday, a day after same-sex marriage […]

Zaira Wasim: Indian man held after star ‘molested’ on flight

Zaira Wasim: Indian man held after star ‘molested’ on flight

Image copyright @zairawasim_/Instagram Image caption Ms Wasim shared her experience on her Instagram account, which has almost 400,000 followers Police have arrested an Indian man accused of molesting a Bollywood actress on a flight from Delhi to Mumbai on Sunday. Zaira Wasim, 17, said a “middle-aged man” sitting behind her had repeatedly moved his foot […]

North Korea: Urgent need to open channels, UN says after visit

North Korea: Urgent need to open channels, UN says after visit

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Feltman met top North Korean officials on his trip including Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho A top UN official told senior North Korean figures there was an “urgent need” to keep channels open to avoid the risk of war, the organisation says. The statement follows a visit to Pyongyang by […]

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