Germany’s Daimler issues ‘full apology’ to China over Dalai Lama

Image copyright Twitter Image caption The now-deleted post was shown on the Twitter feed of the official Chinese newspaper People’s Daily – that post has also now been deleted Daimler has issued a second emphatic apology to China after its subsidiary, Mercedes Benz, quoted the Dalai Lama in an Instagram post on Monday. It initially […]

Australia child sex abuse: Victims to receive national apology

Media captionAbuse survivor Andrew Collins recounts his story Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he will deliver a national apology to victims of child sexual abuse. Mr Turnbull’s pledge follows the conclusion of a four-year inquiry that found tens of thousands of children had been abused in Australian institutions. The crimes, over decades, took […]

Woman alleges husband stole her kidney to cover ‘unpaid’ dowry

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The victim alleges she had her kidney removed without her knowledge An Indian woman’s husband and brother-in-law have been arrested after she told police they stole one of her kidneys in lieu of a dowry. Local media report that the West Bengal woman’s husband arranged an appendicitis surgery when […]

Chinese police spot suspects with surveillance sunglasses

Image copyright AFP Image caption The modified sunglasses are connected to an internal database of suspects Police in China have begun using sunglasses equipped with facial recognition technology to identify suspected criminals. The glasses are connected to an internal database of suspects, meaning officers can quickly scan crowds while looking for fugitives. But critics fear […]

North Korea leader’s sister to make landmark visit to South for Olympics

Image copyright KCNA Image caption Kim Yo-jong in a 2015 picture of her brother touring a military unit The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is to attend the Winter Olympic Games which open in Pyeongchang in the South on Friday, ministers in Seoul say. Kim Yo-jong, a senior Workers’ Party official promoted […]

Mashal Khan case: Death sentence for Pakistan ‘blasphemy’ murder

Image copyright AFP Image caption The murder had lead to an outpouring of solidarity and grief A Pakistani court has sentenced one man to death and handed life terms to five others for murdering a student who was falsely accused of blasphemy. Twenty-five others were convicted of lesser offences in the case and 26 people […]

India PM Narendra Modi’s wife survives fatal car crash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The car collided with a truck on a highway in Rajasthan state. Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s estranged wife, Jashodaben, survived a fatal crash on Wednesday on a national highway, police confirmed to the BBC. One of her relatives died when their vehicle collided with a truck in the […]

North Korea leader’s sister to visit South for Olympics

Image copyright KCNA Image caption Kim Yo-jong in a 2015 picture of her brother touring a military unit The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is to attend Friday’s opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games, which are being held in the South, ministers in Seoul say. Kim Yo-jong is the youngest daughter […]

Taiwan earthquake: Series of powerful aftershocks hit Hualien

Media captionTaiwan eyewitness Zeena Starbuck was caught in an aftershock live on TV Aftershocks continue to rattle Taiwan after a strong earthquake that killed at least two people and injured more than 200 others. The powerful 6.4-magnitude tremor struck at 23:50 (15:50 GMT) about 20km (12 miles) off the island’s east coast. Residents in the […]

Pakistan court to deliver blasphemy murder verdict

Image copyright AFP Image caption The murder had lead to an outpouring of solidarity and grief A court in Abbottabad, Pakistan, is set to deliver its verdict in the case of the fatal lynching of student Mashal Khan. Mr Khan was dragged out of his university accommodation in April 2017 by a crowd of hundreds […]