US delays Huawei trade ban for another 90 days

Image copyright Getty Images The US Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, has confirmed a ban on Chinese technology giant Huawei will not come into force for another 90 days. The US blacklisted the company in May because of national security concerns. Huawei was then granted a temporary permit in order to ease the transition, which was […]

Kashmir schools re-open but students stay home

Image copyright Abid Bhat Image caption Classrooms at schools visited by reporters mostly appeared empty Some schools re-opened in Indian-administered Kashmir on Monday but few students turned up amid ongoing tensions over the Indian government’s shock decision to strip the region of its special status two weeks ago. A lockdown remains largely in place in […]

Jonathan Dick: Australian ‘most wanted’ murder suspect captured

Image copyright VICTORIA POLICE Image caption Jonathan Dick was arrested over the killing of his brother One of Australia’s most wanted fugitives has been caught after more than two years on the run over a murder at a major shopping centre, police say. Jonathan Dick, 41, is suspected of killing his brother, David Dick, with […]

Kabul wedding blast: Groom has ‘lost hope’ after deadly attack

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mirwais Elmi told Tolo News he would “never see happiness in my life again” The bridegroom whose wedding was targeted by a suicide bomber in the Afghan capital Kabul says he has “lost hope” after the deadly attack. In a TV interview, Mirwais Elmi said his bride survived but his […]

Hong Kong protests: Huge crowds rally peacefully

Media captionHong Kong demonstrators on why they’re still protesting Hundreds of thousands are holding another day of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, amid increasingly severe warnings by Beijing. Activists and police have clashed over the past 10 weeks, but this weekend’s rallies have so far been peaceful. The protests were sparked by an extradition bill, […]

Hong Kong protests: Tens of thousands gather for major rally

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protesters gathered in Hong Kong’s Victoria park Tens of thousands of people are holding another day of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, amid increasingly severe warnings by the Beijing authorities. A march on Saturday was peaceful, but demonstrators and police have clashed frequently over the past 10 weeks. The […]

Afghanistan: Bomb kills 63 at wedding in Kabul

Image copyright EPA Image caption Afghan health workers carried the wounded into hospital A bomb has exploded in a wedding hall in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing 63 people and wounding more than 180. Witnesses told the BBC a suicide bomber detonated explosives during a wedding ceremony. The explosion happened at around 22:40 local time […]

Afghanistan: Bomb rips through wedding in Kabul

Image copyright EPA Image caption Afghan health workers carried the wounded into hospital A bomb has exploded in a wedding hall in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and many casualties are feared. Witnesses told the BBC a suicide bomber detonated explosives during a wedding ceremony. Witnesses said they had seen bodies. The explosion happened at around […]

Bangladesh fire: 15,000 homes destroyed in Dhaka slum

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Although the fire was ferocious, no deaths have been reported A massive fire has swept through a slum in the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, leaving 50,000 people homeless. About 15,000 homes were destroyed in the Chalantika slum late on Friday. Many homes had plastic roofs, which helped the flames to […]

Kashmir’s communications partially restored, says India

Image copyright AFP Image caption A Kashmiri Muslim talks on a landline phone in Srinagar on Saturday Landline telephone services are being restored to parts of Indian-administered Kashmir, India says. Seventeen out of 100 phone exchanges in the Kashmir Valley are operational, officials say. Internet and mobile phone services remain suspended. Most of the area […]

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