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Trump trade war: China tells US it will defend national interests

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Trump has announced plans to impose tariffs on up to $60bn of Chinese products China warned the US it will defend its interests on trade, Chinese state media says, after US President Donald Trump backed tariffs on Chinese goods. The comments came in a phone call between China’s vice-premier […]

Car bomb targets spectators at Afghanistan wrestling match

Image caption Officials say the explosion happened as spectators were leaving the stadium A suspected suicide bomber has killed at least 13 people and injured dozens more in a car bomb attack on a sports stadium in the Afghan province of Helmand. The blast happened at a wrestling match at the Ghazi Muhammad Ayub Khan […]

China cracks down on video parodies

Image copyright Weibo Image caption This female journalist appeared to be rolling her eyes at a fellow reporter’s question China’s media regulator has announced a crackdown on video parodies. It says video websites are banned from featuring videos that “distort or spoof” classical literature or art, and videos that re-cut or re-voice radio, TV and […]

Mass whale stranding on Australian beach

Image copyright WESTERN AUSTRALIA GOVERNMENT Image caption About 75 whales have already died, Western Australia authorities say About 150 whales have become stranded on a beach in Australia, prompting a major rescue effort. The animals were spotted by a fisherman at Hamelin Bay, about 300km (180 miles) south of Perth, early on Friday. About half […]

Ice cream uncle gives 1,000 freebies on his birthday

Image caption Jimmy Teng spends his birthday giving out ice cream to happy customers For most people, birthdays are a time for receiving gifts. But for one man in Singapore, it’s the exact opposite. Meet ‘Uncle Jimmy’, the ice cream seller who gives out 1,000 free treats each year on his birthday. Every weekday, the […]

Katie Brennan: Australia’s AFL accused of gender discrimination

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Katie Brennan says she should face the same penalty as a male player The captain of an Australian rules football team has launched a high-profile gender discrimination complaint after she was banned from playing in her league’s biggest match. Katie Brennan was suspended from the Australian Football League Women’s […]

Markets edgy on US-China trade war fears

Image copyright AFP Stock markets have been hit by fears that US President Donald Trump’s plan for tariffs on up to $60bn of Chinese products could trigger a trade war. Japan’s Nikkei share index fell 4.5% and in the US the Dow Jones sank 2.9%. China responded to news of the planned tariffs by saying […]

India renews Mohammad Shami cricket contract after violence charge

Image copyright Getty Images India’s cricket board has renewed the contract of fast bowler Mohammad Shami after clearing him of charges levelled by his estranged wife. Shami’s contract was put on hold after Hasin Jahan accused him of corruption, domestic violence and adultery. He has denied all the allegations against him. The Board of Control […]

China considers possible tariffs on $3bn worth of US goods

Image caption China is a huge consumer of pork and pork products China has said it is considering imposing tariffs on $3bn worth of US products in retaliation to new tariffs announced by US President Donald Trump. The list of products under consideration by China includes pork, wine, fruit and nuts and stainless steel pipes, […]

Eleven jailed for life over India ‘beef’ murder

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cow vigilante groups often check vehicles for illegal transportation of cows in many states A court in the northern Indian state of Jharkhand has sentenced 11 men to life in prison for lynching a Muslim meat trader last year. Alimuddin Ansari, 55, was beaten to death by the men […]

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