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Militants attack Indian army base in Kashmir ‘killing 17’

Militants attack Indian army base in Kashmir ‘killing 17’

Image copyright AP Image caption A curfew is already being enforced in the entire Kashmir Valley Militants have attacked an army base in Indian-administered Kashmir, killing at least 17 soldiers, the army says. Four of the attackers were killed, an army officer told the BBC. Carrying guns and grenades they stormed a base in Uri, […]

‘Pilgrim boat’ capsizes in Thailand, leaving several dead

‘Pilgrim boat’ capsizes in Thailand, leaving several dead

Image copyright Bangkok Post Image caption More than 100 people were on board at the time of the accident A boat has capsized after hitting a bridge in the central Thai city of Ayutthaya, killing at least 13 people including a child, local media say. The two-deck boat was travelling the Chao Phraya river at […]

Militants attack Indian army base in Kashmir ‘killing 17’

Militants attack Indian army base in Kashmir ‘killing 17’

Image copyright AP Image caption A curfew is already being enforced in the entire Kashmir Valley Militants have attacked an army base in Indian-administered Kashmir, killing at least 17 soldiers, the army says. Four of the attackers were killed, an army officer told the BBC. Carrying guns and grenades they stormed a base in Uri, […]

Kashmir protests: Boy’s funeral draws thousands

Kashmir protests: Boy’s funeral draws thousands

Image copyright AP Image caption Nasir Shafi’s funeral drew thousands to the streets and led to further clashes Thousands of people have defied a curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir to attend the funeral of a schoolboy whose body was found riddled with pellet wounds, local media report. Police reportedly fired teargas at mourners. Kashmir is under […]

Kashmir protests: Boy’s funeral draws thousands

Kashmir protests: Boy’s funeral draws thousands

Image copyright AP Image caption Nasir Shafi’s funeral drew thousands to the streets and led to further clashes Thousands of people have defied a curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir to attend the funeral of a schoolboy whose body was found riddled with pellet wounds, local media report. Police reportedly fired teargas at mourners. Kashmir is under […]

Kashmir protests: Boy’s funeral draws thousands

Kashmir protests: Boy’s funeral draws thousands

Image copyright AP Image caption Nasir Shafi’s funeral drew thousands to the streets and led to further clashes Thousands of people have defied a curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir to attend the funeral of a schoolboy whose body was found riddled with pellet wounds, local media report. Police reportedly fired teargas at mourners. Kashmir is under […]

Kashmir protests: Boy’s funeral draws thousands

Kashmir protests: Boy’s funeral draws thousands

Image copyright AP Image caption Nasir Shafi’s funeral drew thousands to the streets and led to further clashes Thousands of people have defied a curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir to attend the funeral of a schoolboy whose body was found riddled with pellet wounds, local media report. Police reportedly fired teargas at mourners. Kashmir is under […]

Making hijabi waves at Fashion Week

Making hijabi waves at Fashion Week

Image copyright Anniesa Hasibuan/Instagram Image caption A step towards the demystifying of the Muslim veil? A collection presented at New York Fashion Week is the first time every model walked the event’s runway wearing a hijab. Muslim designer Anniesa Hasibuan’s show was also one of the first by an Indonesian at the prestigious annual event. […]

At the epicentre of an epidemic

At the epicentre of an epidemic

Image copyright AFP Image caption More than 1,000 cases of chikungunya have been registered in Delhi In the Indian capital Delhi’s neighbourhood of Karkardooma, the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus is running riot. At a local doctor’s private practice, many residents lining up outside have similar sounding complaints: severe joint pains, nausea, headaches and fever, all common […]

Chinese actress’ death sparks cancer treatment debate

Chinese actress’ death sparks cancer treatment debate

Image copyright Weibo/@徐小婷Kitty Image caption The 26-year-old was diagnosed with lymphoma, a form of cancer that affects the immune system The death of a young Chinese actress from cancer has sparked a debate on social media – because she initially chose traditional Chinese medicine over chemotherapy. Xu Ting, 26, was diagnosed with lymphoma, a form […]