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Remote island has ‘world’s worst’ plastic rubbish density

Remote island has ‘world’s worst’ plastic rubbish density

Image copyright The University of Tasmania Image caption Henderson Island is part of the UK’s Pitcairn Islands group An uninhabited island in the South Pacific is littered with the highest density of plastic waste anywhere in the world, according to a study. Henderson Island, part of the UK’s Pitcairn Islands group, has an estimated 37.7 […]

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile test

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile test

Media captionThe rocket was tested at an undisclosed location The UN Security Council has unanimously condemned North Korea’s latest missile test and warned of new sanctions. In a statement, the 15-member Council demanded that Pyongyang conduct no further such tests. North Korea earlier said the missile it had tested on Sunday was a new type […]

A great-grandmother from India is winning hearts with her cooking videos.

A great-grandmother from India is winning hearts with her cooking videos. Mastanamma doesn’t have a birth certificate to prove her 106 years but has millions of followers who can’t have enough of her recipes and #GrannyWisdom. Video journalist: Suniti Singh Translation: K.R. Rajagopal; images courtesy of Country Foods BBC Monitoring reports and analyses news from […]

Pakistanis warned to stop criticising armed forces

Pakistanis warned to stop criticising armed forces

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pakistan’s army chief has had a torrid time in his first few months in post Pakistanis have been told not to criticise the armed forces on social media, as the government tries to end a damaging spat with commanders. The interior ministry warned against “activity that undermines the dignity, reputation […]

North Korea missile test was ‘new type of ballistic rocket’

North Korea missile test was ‘new type of ballistic rocket’

Image copyright KCNA Image caption The rocket is thought to be a powerful intermediate-range missile North Korea has claimed that the missile it tested on Sunday was a new type of rocket capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead. The missile, launched at a steep angle, reached an altitude of 2,000km (1,242 miles) and travelled […]

Group who helped Edward Snowden denied Hong Kong asylum

Group who helped Edward Snowden denied Hong Kong asylum

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Four adults (from left) Ajith, Supun, his partner Nadeeka and Filipino refugee Vanessa Rodel helped Edward Snowden Hong Kong has rejected the asylum claims of a group who helped shelter US whistleblower Edward Snowden. The asylum-seekers, from Sri Lanka and the Philippines, housed Mr Snowden for two weeks when […]

India child rape victim in abortion plea

India child rape victim in abortion plea

Image copyright Getty Images A panel of doctors is meeting in India to decide if a 10-year-old rape victim can be allowed to undergo an abortion. The girl was repeatedly raped by her stepfather and is due to give birth in four months, police in the northern town of Rohtak told the BBC. He has […]

India gang rape: Two attacks near Delhi shock India

India gang rape: Two attacks near Delhi shock India

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Activists say the attacks show that women continue to be unsafe in India Police in India’s northern Haryana state are investigating two brutal gang rapes which have shocked the country. In the first, police say a woman of 23 was gang-raped and murdered last week in Rohtak district – […]

North Korea missile test was ‘new type of ballistic rocket’

North Korea missile test was ‘new type of ballistic rocket’

Image copyright KCNA Image caption The rocket is thought to be a powerful intermediate range missile North Korea has claimed that the missile it tested on Sunday was a new type of rocket capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead. The missile, launched at a steep angle, reached an altitude of 2,000km (1,242 miles) and […]

North Korea missile test was ‘new type of ballistic rocket’

North Korea missile test was ‘new type of ballistic rocket’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption North Korea displayed its missile arsenal in a massive military parade in April North Korea has claimed that the missile it tested on Sunday was a new type of rocket capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead. The missile, launched at a steep angle, reached an altitude of 2,000km […]