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Thailand election: Confusion as results of post-coup vote delayed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than 50 million people were eligible to vote in Sunday’s poll There is confusion in Thailand over the outcome of the first election in the country since the army took power in a coup in 2014. The Election Commission (EC) initially said the pro-military party, the Palang Pracha […]

Christchurch mosque shootings: The lives lost and the world they revealed

Image copyright NurPhoto/Getty Images The life stories of the Christchurch mosque victims are a striking reflection of a world in turmoil – one marked by war, poverty and economic inequality. In New Zealand, many thought they had found a safe, remote corner of Earth on which to build new lives. That changed last Friday at […]

North Korea quits Kaesong liaison office with South Korea

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The office was opened with great fanfare in September 2018 North Korea has withdrawn from the inter-Korean liaison office which was opened amid a warming of ties last year to facilitate talks with the South. Seoul said it was contacted on Friday and informed that the North’s staff would be […]

Christchurch shootings: New Zealand falls silent for mosque victims

Image copyright Reuters Image caption PM Jacinda Ardern, centre, arrived amid tight security at Hagley Park shortly before Friday prayers began New Zealand has broadcast the Islamic call to prayer and observed a two-minute silence in ceremonies to mark a week since the Christchurch attacks. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joined thousands of mourners near the […]

Christchurch shootings: New Zealand to ban military style weapons

Media captionNew Zealand’s PM said she hoped the ban would be in place by 11 April New Zealand will ban all types of semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles following the Christchurch attacks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said. The announcement comes less than a week after 50 people were killed at two mosques, allegedly by […]

Christchurch shootings: NZ police admit error in naming murder charge victim

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The suspect flashed a hand sign as he appeared in court on Saturday charged with murder New Zealand police have admitted that the person named on a charge sheet as the murder victim of the alleged Christchurch mosques attacker is actually alive. They said the naming on the document […]

Christchurch mosque shootings: New Zealand to ban military style weapons

Media captionNew Zealand’s PM said she hoped the ban would be in place by 11 April New Zealand will ban all types of semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles following the Christchurch attacks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said. The country’s gun laws have been in the spotlight since 50 people were killed at two mosques […]

Korea spycam porn: 1,600 fall victim and four men arrested

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Anger at the widespread use of hidden filming prompted protests in South Korea last year Four men have been arrested in South Korea, accused of secretly filming 1,600 hotel room guests and selling the footage via a website. Mini-cameras were installed in TVs, hair-dryer holders and sockets. The men […]

Nirav Modi arrested in UK amid India fraud case allegations

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nirav Modi’s diamonds were worn by celebrities like Rosie Huntington-Whitely A billionaire Indian diamond trader, whose jewellery was worn by the likes of model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and actress Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, has been arrested in the UK. Nirav Modi is wanted for his alleged role in India’s largest bank fraud, […]

Tayla Harris: Australian rules football player’s online trolling compared to sexual abuse

“Here’s a pic of me at work… think about this before your derogatory comments, animals,” Harris posted under this picture on Twitter Online trolling of Australian rules footballer Tayla Harris in response to a picture of her taken during a match has been compared to “sexual abuse”. Harris was targeted with derogatory comments underneath a […]

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