Outlaw or ignore? How Asia is fighting ‘fake news’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Malaysian government has put up posters in Kuala Lumpur warning citizens against sharing fake news Everybody is talking about it: fake news. President Trump decries it every time he sees a critical article, the Pope has condemned it, governments are fretting about its influence, holding parliamentary hearings. And […]

China human rights: Wife marches for ‘vanished’ husband

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Li Wenzu is walking from Beijing to Tianjin The wife of a detained Chinese lawyer has begun a march of more than 100km (62 miles) to try to find answers about his fate. Li Wenzu is walking from Beijing to Tianjin, where she thinks Wang Quanzhang may be being held. […]

Indian woman Rupali Meshram fights off tiger with stick

Image copyright Rupali Meshram Image caption Rupali Meshram (left) took a selfie with her mother soon after the attack A young Indian woman was lucky to survive, doctors say, after she fought off a tiger which attacked her goat. Rupali Meshram, 23, said when she heard the goat scream she ran out of her house […]

Commonwealth Games open on Gold Coast

Media playback is not supported on this device Commonwealth Games: Gold Coast 2018 opens with glittering show The 21st Commonwealth Games are officially under way after a spectacular opening ceremony on the Gold Coast. More than 4,500 athletes from 71 nations and territories will be competing for 275 gold medals over the 11 days of […]

India women ‘blackmailed with fake porn photos’

Image copyright other Indian police have arrested three men over allegations that women were blackmailed with fake porn photos. An employee of a photography studio in Kerala state was held on Wednesday for allegedly morphing photos of female clients into pornographic images. Two of the owners of the studio were arrested on Tuesday. Police told […]

US-China trade: Beijing condemns US tariffs list

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Motorcycles made in China are among the imports that would be hit with a tax Beijing has vowed to retaliate after the United States published a list of about 1,300 Chinese products it plans to hit with a 25% tariff. The White House said the proposed extra tax on […]

US plans 25% tariffs on 1,300 Chinese imports

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Motorcycles made in China are among the imports that would be hit with a tax The US has published a list of about 1,300 products from China it plans to hit with a 25% tariff. The White House says the proposed extra tax on the imports is a response […]

China family find lost daughter after 24-year search

Media captionKang Ying, 27, was reunited with her mother after 24 years A Chinese couple have been reunited with their daughter who went missing 24 years ago. Wang Mingqing and his wife Liu Dengying had looked for Qifeng since she disappeared aged three in 1994. His tireless search included becoming a taxi driver, in the […]

Malaysians roast MasterChef over chicken rendang elimination

Image caption MasterChef judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace, now subjects of Malaysian foodie fury When a chicken dish eliminated a Malaysian-born woman from reality TV show MasterChef UK last week because it was just not crispy enough, a nation saw red. Judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace said Bristol-based Zaleha Kadir Olpin’s chicken rendang […]

India PM Narendra Modi overturns ministry crackdown on fake news

Image copyright Getty Images India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered his minister to withdraw an order that sought to “punish” journalists accused of fake news. Information minister Smriti Irani’s announcement that the government would suspend the accreditation of journalists found producing fake news had drawn widespread condemnation. The order had also proposed amended guidelines […]