Sridevi: Bollywood superstar dies at 54 of heart attack

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Sridevi was one of India’s biggest film stars Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor has died after a heart attack, her family says. She was 54. The actress known simply as Sridevi passed away in Dubai, where she was attending a family wedding. From the age of four, she had worked […]

Afghanistan: Soldiers killed in wave of attacks

Image copyright EPA Image caption Kabul was just one of several places to be targeted in the latest violence A wave of attacks across Afghanistan has left more than 25 people dead, most of them soldiers, officials say. In the worst incident, Taliban militants stormed an army post in the western province of Farah, killing […]

Myanmar: Bombs explode in capital of restive Rakhine state

Image copyright EPA Image caption It was not immediately clear who was behind the blasts Three bombs have exploded in Sittwe, the capital of Myanmar’s restive Rakhine province, police say. A police officer was slightly injured in the blasts. It was unclear who was behind them, police said. One of the bombs went off near […]

Rohingya villages destroyed ‘to erase evidence’

Rohingya villages destroyed ‘to erase evidence’

Image copyright Planet Labs Inc / HRW Image caption The rights group says it believes the white groundin this image has been recently bulldozed Satellite images of Myanmar suggest entire Rohingya villages have been destroyed, campaign group Human Rights Watch says, The group said at least 55 villages – many of which were already damaged […]

Kim Yong-chol: North Korea’s controversial Olympics delegate

Image copyright JUNG YEON-JE/GETTY Image caption Kim Yong-chol is to lead North Korea’s delegation to the Winter Olympics closing ceremony General Kim Yong-chol will head North Korea’s delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremony on 25 February. He is a controversial figure – and his upcoming visit has been met with hostility in South […]

Barnaby Joyce: Australia’s Scandal-hit deputy PM to resign

Media captionBarnaby’s battles: Dogs and dual citizenship Barnaby Joyce says he will resign as Australia’s deputy prime minister following a politically damaging saga that began with his affair with a former staffer. Mr Joyce said he would step down on Monday as leader of the Nationals, the junior government partner. He had previously resisted calls […]

India Kerala mob takes selfies while lynching man

Police in the south Indian state of Kerala have arrested two people after a video of a mob lynching a man accused of theft went viral. Footage of the incident horrified Indians, along with images of people taking selfies while watching the man, who was tied up, being killed. The victim was identified as a […]

Winter Olympics 2018: Ivanka Trump arrives for closing ceremony

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Trump said she was “honoured” to lead the US delegation Ivanka Trump has arrived in South Korea leading a US delegation to the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Her father US President Donald Trump and the Olympic Committee asked her to attend, according to White House […]

Trudeau in India: The Canadian PM meets Modi after diplomatic dance

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Modi first welcomed Mr Trudeau on Twitter Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, on Friday. The meeting came towards the end of Mr Trudeau’s first official visit to India, which has been far from smooth. Canada caused upset earlier in the week by […]

India Chennai clinic to offer free breast reconstruction

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Breast reconstruction can cost upwards of eight million rupees in India A government hospital in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has launched a clinic that offers free breast reconstruction surgery, officials said. The Stanley Hospital, which was already performing free breast reconstruction for cancer survivors, will now […]

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