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US Senate backs new N Korea sanctions

US Senate backs new N Korea sanctions

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Trump has said he wants to mend relations with Russia The United States Senate has voted 98-2 to impose new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, despite objections from the White House. The House of Representatives approved the bill earlier this week, also by an overwhelming majority. […]

Australian One Nation senator in UK citizenship row

Australian One Nation senator in UK citizenship row

Image copyright Australian Broadcasting Corp: Marco Catalano Image caption Malcolm Roberts: “I am a citizen only of Australia” An Australian senator has revealed he renounced his UK citizenship, but it wasn’t confirmed until after he was elected. Malcolm Roberts, from the far-right party One Nation, said he was “very confident” he could prove he was […]

Chinese police detain ‘female Jesus cult’ members

Chinese police detain ‘female Jesus cult’ members

Image copyright Youtube/Church of the Almighty God Image caption The cult’s website contains extensive propaganda material Police in China have detained 18 suspected members of a banned religious cult, state news agency Xinhua said. The group is notorious for some of its members beating a woman to death in a McDonald’s restaurant in 2014 after […]

Denying husbands sex is abuse, Malaysia MP says

Denying husbands sex is abuse, Malaysia MP says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The politician’s controversial words have drawn outrage in Malaysia A Malaysian lawmaker has come under fire for saying that women denying sex to their husbands was a form of “psychological and emotional abuse”. Che Mohamad Zulkifly Jusoh from the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition was addressing a domestic violence debate […]

Chinese police detain ‘female Jesus cult’ members

Chinese police detain ‘female Jesus cult’ members

Image copyright Youbute/Church of the Almighty God Image caption The cult’s website contains extensive propaganda material Police in China have detained 18 suspected members of a banned religious cult, state news agency Xinhua said. The group is notorious for some of its members beating a woman to death in a McDonald’s restaurant in 2014 after […]

Why does North Korea need nuclear weapons?

North Korea is investing in a major nuclear weapons programme, 64 years after the Korean War ended. Experts say the technology is an important symbol of national identity. Why does North Korea need nuclear weapons?}

Pakistan village council orders ‘revenge rape’ of girl

Pakistan village council orders ‘revenge rape’ of girl

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption A villager points to the house where a teenage girl was raped in Muzaffarabad, Multan Some 20 people from Multan, Pakistan, have been arrested for ordering the rape of a teenage girl, in revenge for a rape her brother allegedly committed. Police said the families of the two girls […]

Why does North Korea need nukes?

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Amazon Prime makes first foray into South East Asia

Amazon Prime makes first foray into South East Asia

Image copyright Amazon Amazon has launched its Prime Now service in Singapore – the first time it has gone head-to-head with Chinese rival Alibaba in the region. The move is seen as the start of its expansion in South East Asia, with its population of about 600 million people. The Singapore service promises two-hour delivery […]

Man shot dead by police at Sydney’s Central station

Man shot dead by police at Sydney’s Central station

Image copyright Australian Broadcasting Corporation Image caption Officers were called to a flower shop outside Sydney’s Central station A man has been shot dead by police after a confrontation outside Australia’s busiest railway station. The incident happened near a flower shop at one of the main entrances to Sydney’s Central station during peak-hour on Wednesday […]

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