Finding love in a hopeless place

Finding love in a hopeless place

Image copyright US Army/Kyodo/Alamy Stock Photo Image caption Sgt Charles Jenkins pictured as a young US soldier, and Hitomi Soga at 17, two years before she was abducted Every night before going to bed, US defector Charles Jenkins turned to Hitomi Soga, the woman North Korea had forced him to marry, and kissed her three […]

‘Flat-chested’ K-pop star responds to ‘cruel’ body comments

Amber Liu from Korean all-girl group f(x) has hit back at vicious online comments about the way she looks. She said she was fed up of people making “cruel” statements about her short hair, tattoos and flat chest – and decided to make a video mocking her critics. Video by Minji Lee and Jungmin Choi […]

Indian woman arrested over ‘replacement husband plot’

Indian woman arrested over ‘replacement husband plot’

Image caption Swati Reddy (right) and her lover allegedly killed her husband, Sudhakar (left) last month A pair of lovers in India have been accused of killing the woman’s husband and then seeking cosmetic surgery so the male lover could take his place. Acid was poured in the male lover’s face in a staged attack, […]

Ed Sheeran concert pass forgers jailed in Singapore

Ed Sheeran concert pass forgers jailed in Singapore

Image copyright Press Association An Australian has been jailed in Singapore for using a forged concert pass at an Ed Sheeran concert. Paul Cosgrove, along with a Briton and two New Zealanders, obtained and used the fake passes to bring fans into the sold-out concert in Singapore in November, local media report. They made more […]

Commonwealth Bank admits failures in money laundering case

Commonwealth Bank admits failures in money laundering case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Commonwealth Bank is Australia’s largest lender Australia’s biggest bank has admitted it was late to disclose more than 53,000 transactions that allegedly breached anti-money laundering laws. In August, the nation’s financial intelligence agency launched court action against the Commonwealth Bank over claims it had failed to refer the […]

US ready for North Korea talks without preconditions, says Tillerson

US ready for North Korea talks without preconditions, says Tillerson

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rex Tillerson arrives at the Atlantic Council policy forum to discuss North Korea The US is ready to open nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea, without preconditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday. “Let’s just meet and let’s talk about the weather if you want,” he said at […]

India Tamil Nadu: Six face death penalty for Dalit murder

India Tamil Nadu: Six face death penalty for Dalit murder

Image caption CCTV footage broadcast on Indian television channels showed the couple walking on a busy street when they were attacked Six people have been sentenced to death for the murder of a man from India’s Dalit community in an “honour killing” in Tamil Nadu last year. Sankar, 22, was hacked to death on a […]

Australian police spot ‘monster’ python

Australian police spot ‘monster’ python

Image copyright QUEENSLAND POLICE Image caption Queensland police first posted the image on Monday A photo of an Australian police officer encountering a python has drawn a large reaction on social media. The officer and his partner were on a night patrol in northern Queensland when they came across the “monster” scrub python on a […]

Is it ‘vulgar’ to advertise condoms?

Is it ‘vulgar’ to advertise condoms?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Condoms cannot be advertised in the daytime in India Indians are questioning the merits of a government order banning condom adverts from being broadcast on primetime TV. The information and broadcasting ministry says the adverts may only be shown between 10pm and 6am because they could be “indecent for children”. […]

India outrage over brutal rape and murder of six-year-old

India outrage over brutal rape and murder of six-year-old

Image copyright Manoj Dhaka Image caption The six-year-old was brutally raped and murdered Police in India are questioning several people in connection with the brutal rape and murder of a six-year-old in the northern state of Haryana. Her body was found on Sunday close to her home from where she was allegedly abducted on the […]