British man dies in Sri Lanka crocodile attack

British man dies in Sri Lanka crocodile attack

Image copyright FT Image caption Paul McClean’s body was identified by friends he was holidaying with in Sri Lanka A British man has died in Sri Lanka after being attacked by a crocodile, his employer has confirmed. Paul McClean, 24, from Thames Ditton in Surrey, was dragged into a river near Arugam Bay, witnesses said. […]

Sea Shepherd intercepts ‘shark boats’ in East Timor

Sea Shepherd intercepts ‘shark boats’ in East Timor

Image copyright SEA SHEPHERD Image caption The boats contained thousands of dead sharks, Sea Shepherd says Activist group Sea Shepherd says it has helped East Timor police intercept 10 Chinese fishing vessels after they allegedly targeted sharks. Thousands of sharks were found on the boats during the dawn raid on 9 September, the group said. […]

India holds four policemen for rapist guru ‘escape plan’

India holds four policemen for rapist guru ‘escape plan’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted of rape and sent to jail for 20 years Four Indian policemen have been arrested for trying to help guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim escape after he was convicted of rape last month. Senior police officer AS Chawla told BBC Punjabi that three of the […]

North Korea fires second ballistic missile over Japan

North Korea fires second ballistic missile over Japan

Image copyright AFP North Korea has fired a ballistic missile across Japan, its second such provocative move in weeks. South Korea’s military said the missile reached an estimated altitude of about 770km (478 miles) and travelled 3,700km before landing in the sea off Hokkaido. Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe said his country would “never tolerate” North […]

Rohingya crisis: Satellite images of Myanmar village burning

Rohingya crisis: Satellite images of Myanmar village burning

Image copyright Amnesty International Image caption Satellite imagery shows settlements before and after burning Rights group Amnesty International has released satellite images which it says show an “orchestrated campaign” to burn Rohingya villages in western Myanmar. Amnesty said this was evidence security forces were trying to push the minority Muslim group out of the country. […]

Kuala Lumpur school fire kills students and teachers

Kuala Lumpur school fire kills students and teachers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The fire broke out in an upper room where students would have been sleeping At least 24 students and teachers have died in a fire at a religious school in Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur. The fire at the Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah broke out in the early hours of Thursday […]

Indian priest freed by militants to meet Pope

Indian priest freed by militants to meet Pope

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The newly rescued Indian priest is on his way to meet Pope Francis An Indian priest who was freed after being abducted by militants in Yemen is on his way to meet Pope Francis in Vatican City. Father Tom Uzhunnalil was abducted in March 2016 while he was working […]

New Zealand MP Jian Yang denies being a Chinese spy

New Zealand MP Jian Yang denies being a Chinese spy

Image copyright New Zealand Parliament Image caption Mr Yang received military and intelligence training at Chinese ‘spy schools’ A New Zealand MP has denied allegations he is a Chinese spy, saying he has been the target of a racist smear campaign. It is alleged that Chinese-born Jian Yang, 55, was investigated by New Zealand’s intelligence […]

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi to miss UN General Assembly debate

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi to miss UN General Assembly debate

Media captionRohingya Muslims had to decide what to to bring and what to leave. Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to miss next week’s UN General Assembly debate as criticism of her handling of the Rohingya crisis grows. Some 370,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Rakhine state for Bangladesh since the outbreak of […]

India rape: Uncle did not father child’s baby – DNA test

India rape: Uncle did not father child’s baby – DNA test

Image copyright iStock Police in India have reopened the case of a 10-year-old girl after forensic tests revealed that her baby’s DNA samples did not match those of her uncle who is charged with raping her. After the Supreme Court denied her permission to abort, she gave birth to a baby girl last month. The […]