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‘Devil wheel’ rider: It makes me happy

Karmila Purba is the first female “devil wheel” rider on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. She began performing with a travelling show when she was just 12 years old. Each night she entertains crowds by riding a motorbike around the vertical wall. Video by Haryo Wirawan. ‘Devil wheel’ rider: It makes me happy}

Pentagon ‘wasted $28m’ on Afghan camouflaged uniforms

Pentagon ‘wasted $28m’ on Afghan camouflaged uniforms

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Afghan National Army troops keep guard during a gunfight in Kunduz province US taxpayers unnecessarily spent $28m on uniforms for the Afghan National Army, according to the US inspector general tasked with overseeing the war. In a scathing report, John Sopko said that officials bought “forest” pattern uniforms, despite […]

Pentagon ‘wasted $28m’ on Afghan camouflaged uniforms

Pentagon ‘wasted $28m’ on Afghan camouflaged uniforms

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Afghan National Army troops keep guard during a gunfight in Kunduz province US taxpayers unnecessarily spent $28m on uniforms for the Afghan National Army, according to the US inspector general tasked with overseeing the war. In a scathing report, John Sopko said that officials bought “forest” pattern uniforms, despite […]

Thailand King Vajiralongkorn shot at with air pistol

Thailand King Vajiralongkorn shot at with air pistol

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Thailand’s king at an official ceremony in Bangkok – he still spends much of his time abroad The authorities in Germany say the King of Thailand was unhurt when two teenage boys shot at him in the dark with an air pistol. King Maha Vajiralongkorn – who spends much of […]

Pentagon ‘wasted $28m’ on Afghan camouflaged uniforms

Pentagon ‘wasted $28m’ on Afghan camouflaged uniforms

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Afghan National Army troops keep guard during a gunfight in Kunduz province US taxpayers unnecessarily spent $28m on uniforms for the Afghan National Army, according to the US inspector general tasked with overseeing the war. In a scathing report, John Sopko said that officials bought “forest” pattern uniforms, despite […]

Thailand King Vajiralongkorn unhurt in air pistol shooting

Thailand King Vajiralongkorn unhurt in air pistol shooting

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Thailand’s king at an official ceremony in Bangkok – he still spends much of his time abroad The authorities in Germany say the King of Thailand was unhurt when two teenage boys shot at him in the dark with an air pistol. King Maha Vajiralongkorn – who spends much of […]

How did yoga conquer the world?

Image copyright AFP Millions of people around the world have rolled out their yoga mats to celebrate a tradition that was once the preserve of Hindu holy men but is now a worldwide phenomenon. Practitioners in more than 100 countries have planned events this week to celebrate the third International Yoga Day, which Indian Prime […]

Yulin dog meat festival begins despite rumours of ban

Yulin dog meat festival begins despite rumours of ban

Image copyright AFP Image caption The tradition of eating dog meat dates back some 500 years in China A controversial dog meat festival has begun in the Chinese city of Yulin, despite earlier reports it had been cancelled or toned down this year. The Lychee and Dog Meat festival takes place annually in Guangxi province. […]

Otto Warmbier: Trump condemns ‘brutal’ N Korea as student dies

Otto Warmbier: Trump condemns ‘brutal’ N Korea as student dies

Media captionDonald Trump says the US will ‘handle’ North Korea US President Donald Trump has called North Korea a “brutal regime” after the death of a US student who had been jailed there for more than 15 months. North Korea returned Otto Warmbier, 22, to the US last week, saying he had been in a […]

India arrests 15 for cheering Pakistan in Champions Trophy

India arrests 15 for cheering Pakistan in Champions Trophy

Image copyright AFP Image caption There were pro-Pakistan celebrations too in disputed Kashmir Fifteen Muslim men have been arrested in India for allegedly shouting “anti-India and pro-Pakistan” slogans during the Champions Trophy cricket final. The men were denied bail in Madhya Pradesh state after appearing in court where they were charged with sedition. They were […]