Amal Clooney to represent detained Myanmar reporters

Amal Clooney to represent detained Myanmar reporters

Image copyright AFP Well-known human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has said she will join the legal team representing two Reuters reporters detained in Myanmar. She said “it is clear beyond doubt” that Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were innocent, and called for their immediate release. The two journalists are accused of violating Myanmar’s colonial-era […]

India editor held over ‘fake’ monk attack story

India editor held over ‘fake’ monk attack story

Image copyright Postcard News Image caption The editor of Postcard News has been arrested for publishing fake news The editor of an Indian website has been held, accused of publishing a false story about Muslims attacking a monk from the Jain faith, police say. The report in Mahesh Hegde’s Postcard News, a controversial right-wing site, […]

Korean Air ‘nut rage’ heiress makes management comeback

Korean Air ‘nut rage’ heiress makes management comeback

Image copyright Getty Images The former Korean Air executive who was sacked and jailed for a ‘nut rage’ tantrum on board a plane has made a corporate comeback. Heather Cho, heiress to the South Korean conglomerate which owns the airline, has returned to work for another of its businesses. Ms Cho will take control of […]

Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff

Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff

Image copyright Getty Images Female cabin crew at Cathay Pacific have won a battle to scrap a rule forcing them to wear skirts. The Hong Kong airline has agreed flight attendants can choose to wear trousers, after intense union pressure. Some crew had complained that wearing short skirts had made them feel uncomfortable – especially […]

Papua New Guinea earthquake: Strong tremor off New Britain island

A strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea’s New Britain island, the US Geological Survey (USGS) says. Hazardous tsunami waves were forecast for some coastlines but there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake struck some 162km (100 miles) from Rabaul, on New Britain island, at 07:25 on […]

Australian ball-tampering: Steve Smith, David Warner & Cameron Bancroft punishments ‘too harsh’

Media playback is not supported on this device From ball-tampering to bans and tears: how Australia’s week evolved The ball-tampering bans given to Australia trio Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft contain “glaring anomalies”, according to the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA). Captain Smith and his deputy Warner were stripped of their positions and banned […]

Papua New Guinea earthquake: Strong shallow tremor off New Britain island

Papua New Guinea earthquake: Strong shallow tremor off New Britain island

A strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake has struck off the cost of Papua New Guinea’s New Britain island, the US Geological Survey (USGS) says. Hazardous tsunami waves are forecast for some coastlines. The quake struck at a shallow depth of 10km (six miles), around 162km from the town of Rabaul, on New Britain island. It hit […]

Australian ball-tampering: Darren Lehmann to quit as Australia coach

Australian ball-tampering: Darren Lehmann to quit as Australia coach

Darren Lehmann became head coach in 2013 and won two Ashes series, including the recent 4-0 victory Darren Lehmann is to quit as head coach of Australia at the end of the current Test series against South Africa. The 48-year-old will step down after the final Test in Johannesburg, which starts on Friday, in the […]

Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan for first time since shooting

Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan for first time since shooting

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Yousafzai, now studying at Oxford University, was targeted on her way to school at 15 Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to Pakistan for the first time since being shot by Taliban militants. Ms Yousafzai, now aged 20 and a vocal human rights activist, was shot […]

Australian ball-tampering: Darren Lehmann says side must stop ‘butting heads’

Media playback is not supported on this device Australia coach Lehmann apologises for ball-tampering Australia must change their style of play and stop “butting heads” with opponents after the ball tampering scandal, says coach Darren Lehmann. Captain Steve Smith and deputy David Warner have been banned for a year and Cameron Bancroft, who used sandpaper […]