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Chinese vendors ‘exploiting’ African children removed from Taobao

Chinese vendors ‘exploiting’ African children removed from Taobao

Image copyright Featured on Taobao Image caption A single picture costs from 10 to 30 yuan ($1.4 to $4.5 ) Chinese online shopping platform Taobao has removed controversial vendors offering personalised video and photo ads featuring African children, following an outcry about exploitation. Customers could pay for ads with young African children shouting out promotional […]

Samurai sword attack at Taiwan’s presidential palace

Samurai sword attack at Taiwan’s presidential palace

Image copyright AFP A man has been arrested in Taipei after injuring a military policeman outside Taiwan’s presidential building using a samurai sword. The man, surnamed Lu, allegedly stole the sword from a museum. He was carrying a Chinese flag and told police he was expressing his political views. The injured guard was taken to […]

Indian rape victim, 10, and her baby ‘doing fine’

Indian rape victim, 10, and her baby ‘doing fine’

Image copyright AFP Image caption India has a grim record of sexual assaults on children, with more than 10,000 raped in 2015 A 10-year-old Indian rape victim and the baby girl she gave birth to are doing fine, her doctor told the BBC. Dr Dasari Harish said her surgery was initially scheduled for Monday, but […]

Pauline Hanson wears burka in Australian Senate

Pauline Hanson wears burka in Australian Senate

Image copyright EPA Image caption Pauline Hanson took her usual seat in the Senate chamber The leader of Australia’s far-right One Nation party has worn a burka on the floor of the nation’s Senate. Pauline Hanson’s entrance drew audible shock from other senators ahead of a bid by her party to ban the garment in […]

Chinese media ‘racist’ video on India clash sparks anger

Chinese media ‘racist’ video on India clash sparks anger

Image copyright Xinhua Image caption The video features a Chinese actor in costume mimicking an Indian accent Chinese state media has released a propaganda video that lambasts India over a border dispute, sparking accusations of racism. The English-language clip, which accuses India of committing “sins”, features a Chinese actor in a turban, mockingly speaking in […]

Guam: A conflicted island at the centre of a firestorm

Guam: A conflicted island at the centre of a firestorm

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Guam is known for its picturesque beaches Last week a threat from North Korea to fire missiles into the sea near Guam led to a spike in war rhetoric from both the US and the North, and put the tiny island territory squarely at the centre of the world’s […]

The Indian schoolgirl fighting to save her ‘lifeline’ park

The Indian schoolgirl fighting to save her ‘lifeline’ park

Image caption The park is Navya Singh’s “favourite place” A seven-year-old Indian schoolgirl has filed a petition in court and written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a bid to save her neighbourhood park. Navya Singh wrote, ” I think you’ll listen to me. This park is our lifeline,” in her open letter. She is […]

Philippine drug war sees ‘bloodiest night’ of deaths

Philippine drug war sees ‘bloodiest night’ of deaths

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The campaign has attracted intense international criticism Philippine police have killed 32 people in drug raids, thought to be the highest death toll in a single day in the country’s war on drugs. The raids took place over 24 hours on Tuesday in Bulacan province, north of the capital […]

Australian justice minister denies UK citizenship

Australian justice minister denies UK citizenship

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michael Keenan says he relinquished dual citizenship in 2004 Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan has denied he is a British dual citizen, after becoming the latest figure caught up in a political saga. Australian MPs and senators are not allowed to hold dual citizenship. Five other Australian politicians are […]

Floods in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh leave 250 dead

More than 250 people have died after relentless monsoon rains caused flooding in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Millions of people have been marooned and the authorities are struggling to reach some areas. Here, a man crosses flood waters in the Saptari District of Nepal. Floods in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh leave 250 dead}