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'Condemned' South Korean dogs find sanctuary in the US

'Condemned' South Korean dogs find sanctuary in the US

Image copyright AP Image caption Among the recent batch of dogs to be rescued were several puppies Dozens of dogs that were due to be slaughtered for human consumption have been rescued from South Korea and taken to New York where they will be adopted as pets, animal rights activists say. The 46 underfed dogs […]

Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner to lead US federal overhaul

Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner to lead US federal overhaul

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Kushner was named as a senior political advisor by his father-in-law in January President Donald Trump is expected to unveil a new unit aimed at overhauling the US federal bureaucracy, and headed by his son-in-law Jared Kushner. The Washington Post, which has reported the move, describes the Office of […]

Russia protests: EU demands release of detainees

Russia protests: EU demands release of detainees

Image copyright AFP Image caption Alexei Navalny, detained on Sunday, is now appearing in court The European Union has demanded the release “without delay” of hundreds of people detained in protests across Russia on Sunday. The US state department said protesters should be able to “exercise their rights without fear of retribution”. The protesters urged […]

Sydney academic stopped from leaving China

Sydney academic stopped from leaving China

Image copyright ABC Image caption Dr Chongyi Feng has been stopped from leaving China A Sydney university professor has been stopped twice from leaving China. Dr Chongyi Feng, a China studies academic at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), was halted at Guangzhou airport. Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan said officials had contacted relatives of […]

Stretching the rules

Stretching the rules

Image copyright Getty Images A social media storm erupted on Sunday when two girls were stopped from boarding a United Airlines flight because they were wearing leggings. The girls were flying as guests of employees, and thus were subject to the company’s dress code. But it is not the first time leggings, also known as […]

South Korea seeks arrest of ex-president Park Geun-hye

South Korea seeks arrest of ex-president Park Geun-hye

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Park is South Korea’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office South Korean prosecutors have applied for an arrest warrant for former president Park Geun-hye, for her role in a corruption scandal. Earlier this month, she lost her presidential immunity and was dismissed from her post […]

Six school children feared dead in Japanese avalanche

Six school children feared dead in Japanese avalanche

Six Japanese high school students are feared dead, after they were caught in an avalanche at a ski resort. The avalanche occurred on Monday morning at the Nasu Onsen family ski resort near the town of Nasu in the Tochigi prefecture. The six people were found with no vital signs, and three others were missing, […]

Cyclone Debbie forces evacuations in Australia

Cyclone Debbie forces evacuations in Australia

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Queensland is preparing for a destructive cyclone Residents in northern Australia have begun evacuating as a cyclone carrying winds up to 230km/h (143 mph) moves towards the Queensland coast. Cyclone Debbie is tipped to become a Category 4 system – the second most severe – when it arrives early […]

Lost and found

Lost and found

Image copyright Courtesy the Partition Museum, Town Hall, Amritsar Image caption The jacket and briefcase were precious possessions of two refugees These are two unremarkable, ordinary items: a traditional embroidered jacket and a drab, brown leather briefcase. They belonged to a man and a woman who lived in Punjab in undivided colonial India. They had […]

'Crushed my dreams'

'Crushed my dreams'

Image caption Wajiha Arooj hoped to continue her education – until gossip changed everything A Pakistani-born woman has won a 17-year legal battle over a university error that triggered damaging gossip that changed the course of her life, reports the BBC’s Umer Nangiana in Lahore. “The university crushed my dreams and it never apologised,” said […]