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India election 2019: Narendra Modi thanks voters for ‘historic mandate’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Modi’s Hindu nationalist politics were under scrutiny in the marathon election Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked the people of India for giving him a “historic mandate” of five more years in office, after a landslide victory in the general election. “We all want a new India. I want […]

Fifty children saved as international paedophile ring busted

Image copyright Interpol Image caption Site administrator Montri Salangam (seated) was jailed for 146 years Fifty children have been rescued and nine people arrested after an Interpol investigation into an international paedophile ring. The arrests were made in Thailand, Australia and the US and more are expected, Interpol said. The investigation began in 2017 and […]

Manus Island: Refugee ‘suicide attempts’ in wake of Australia election

Image copyright REFUGEE ACTION COALITION Image caption Self-harm incidents on Manus Island have increased in recent days, refugee advocates say Several asylum seekers sent overseas by Australia have attempted suicide in recent days amid rising desperation since the nation’s election, advocates say. Since 2013, Australia has sent asylum seekers arriving by boat to Nauru and […]

India election results 2019: Narendra Modi secures landslide win

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Many viewed the election as a referendum on Mr Modi who won a landslide in 2014 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has secured another five-year term after winning a landslide general election victory. Results so far show his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to win about 300 of the […]

Manus Island: Refugee ‘suicide attempts’ in wake of Australia election

Image copyright REFUGEE ACTION COALITION Image caption Self-harm incidents on Manus Island have increased in recent days, refugee advocates say Several asylum seekers sent overseas by Australia have attempted suicide in recent days amid rising desperation since the nation’s election, advocates say. Since 2013, Australia has sent asylum seekers arriving by boat to Nauru and […]

India election results 2019: Narendra Modi takes commanding lead

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Many see the election as a referendum on Mr Modi who won a landslide in 2014 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s governing party has taken a decisive lead as votes are counted after the country’s marathon general election. The alliance led by his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is ahead in […]

Manus Island: Refugee ‘suicide attempts’ in wake of Australia election

Image copyright REFUGEE ACTION COALITION Image caption Self-harm incidents on Manus Island have increased in recent days, refugee advocates say Several asylum seekers sent overseas by Australia have attempted suicide in recent days amid rising desperation since the nation’s election, advocates say. Since 2013, Australia has sent asylum seekers arriving by boat to Nauru and […]

Indonesia post-election protests leave six dead in Jakarta

Media captionTear gas fired as Indonesia protest turns violent Six people have been killed and 200 injured during mass rallies in Jakarta against the re-election of Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Indonesian police confirmed the death toll based on reports from hospitals. They said the cause of the deaths was being investigated. The national police chief […]

Farishta: Outrage over Pakistan child murder

Image copyright Handout Image caption Farishta went missing on 15 May but police did not formally register a case until 19 May The family of a 10-year-old Pakistani girl who was abducted and murdered have said they were ignored by police when they tried to report her missing. They say police told them the child […]

North Korea’s Joe Biden ‘imbecile’ insult and what it tells us

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Joe Biden described Kim Jong-un as a “tyrant” on Saturday North Korean state media had strong words for Joe Biden – the former US vice-president and current presidential candidate – on Wednesday. Mr Biden had “gone reckless and senseless, seized by ambition for power”, a commentary on the news website […]

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