Refugee footballer fights extradition to Bahrain

Image copyright Mark Avellino Photography Image caption Hakeem Al-Araibi fears he will be tortured in Bahrain A Bahraini footballer is facing extradition from Thailand, despite international calls for his release. Hakeem Al-Araibi, 25, who holds refugee status in Australia, was detained in Bangkok last month on an Interpol warrant put out by Bahrain. He was […]

Madhya Pradesh: India election results show nail-biting contest

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption India will hold general elections in 2019 Early state election results in the central state of Madhya Pradesh show a nail-biting contest between India’s ruling BJP and opposition Congress. The leads show a late comeback for the BJP in the central state. Early results showed a clear lead for […]

Indian rupee hit by central bank chief’s shock resignation

Image copyright Getty Images India’s currency slumped one day after the abrupt resignation of the country’s central bank governor. The Indian rupee fell 1.2% against the US dollar and stocks were also lower as investors reacted to his departure. On Monday, Urjit Patel resigned from his post midway through his three-year term, citing “personal reasons”. […]

Huawei: The life of Chinese tech heiress Meng Wanzhou

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Vancouver on 1 December A high-flying Chinese executive has been caught in the centre of a growing geo-political dispute between two of the world’s largest economies. Meng Wanzhou is the chief financial officer of Huawei and the elder daughter of the telecom giant’s founder. She […]

‘Surprise’ Palu tsunami clue found on seafloor

Image copyright Georgia Institute of Technology Image caption The tsunami came ashore within three minutes of the quake Scientists are getting closer to understanding the tsunami that struck Palu in Indonesia in September. Damaging waves rushed ashore after a Magnitude 7.8 quake, but researchers said at the time that they were surprised by their size. […]

Meng Wanzhou: Tech boss in middle of US-China dispute

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Vancouver on 1 December A high-flying Chinese executive has been caught in the centre of a growing geo-political dispute between two of the world’s largest economies. Meng Wanzhou is the chief financial officer of Huawei and the elder daughter of the telecom giant’s founder. She […]

Himalayan and other Asian glaciers put the brakes on

Media captionAmaury Dehecq: “Knowing ice-flow speed allows us to better estimate glacier melt” The glaciers that flank the Himalayas and other high mountains in Asia are moving slower over time. Scientists have analysed nearly 20 years of satellite images to come to this conclusion. They show that the ice streams which have decelerated the most […]

Urjit Patel: India’s central bank governor resigns

Image copyright Reuters Image caption It had been rumoured that Mr Patel would quit amid a spat with the government India’s central bank governor Urjit Patel has resigned from his post citing “personal reasons”. His resignation comes amid reports of a rift between the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. […]

Carlos Ghosn: Former Nissan chair charged with financial misconduct

Image copyright Getty Images Japanese prosecutors have charged former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn with financial misconduct, accusing him of under-reporting his pay package over a five-year period. He has also been re-arrested on further allegations of under-stating his pay, which is likely to keep him in detention until 30 December. Mr Ghosn has previously denied […]

The Korean women defying beauty norms

The Korean women defying beauty norms

Image caption Lina Bae received death threats when she started going make-up free South Korean YouTube star Lina Bae expected some negative comments when she switched from posting make-up tutorials to stripping her face bare. What she didn’t expect were death threats. The 21-year-old thought hard about her decision. She was worried that it would […]