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Harvard University ‘discriminates against Asian-Americans’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvard is one of the world’s most prestigious universities Harvard University is discriminating against Asian-American applicants, a non-profit group suing the flagship US academic institution has claimed. Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) said Harvard preferred white, black and Hispanic applicants, some less qualified than Asian-American ones. It said Harvard […]

Eurydice Dixon: Comedian’s killing prompts anger in Australia

Image copyright FACEBOOK Image caption Eurydice Dixon has been remembered as a promising young comedian The alleged rape and murder of a young comedian as she walked home at night in Australia has prompted an outpouring of public grief and anger. The body of Eurydice Dixon, 22, was found at a football field in Melbourne […]

Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah targeted by US strike in Afghanistan

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mullah Fazlullah (centre) is shown in a video released by the Pakistan Taliban There are unconfirmed reports that Mullah Fazlullah – the commander of the Pakistan Taliban – has been killed in a US air strike in Afghanistan. Fazlullah’s men shot the schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan in 2012. He […]

India mourns murdered Kashmir journalist

Image copyright Rising Kashmir Image caption Shujaat Bukhari was killed along with his two bodyguards as he was leaving his office on Thursday The murder of prominent journalist and editor Shujaat Bukhari, who was shot outside his office by unknown gunmen in Indian-administered Kashmir has devastated both journalists and ordinary people. Sameer Yasir writes about […]

Eurydice Dixon: Comedian’s killing prompts anger in Australia

Image copyright FACEBOOK Image caption Eurydice Dixon has been remembered as a promising young comedian The alleged rape and murder of a young comedian as she walked home at night in Australia has prompted an outpouring of public grief and anger. The body of Eurydice Dixon, 22, was found at a football field in Melbourne […]

North Korea sanctions remain until complete denuclearisation, says US

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mike Pompeo is currently in Seoul to brief his South Korean and Japanese counterparts North Korea will not get any sanctions relief until it has demonstrated “complete denuclearisation”, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said. Mr Pompeo was speaking at a press conference in Seoul with his South Korean […]

Rebel Wilson: Court slashes actress’s record defamation payout

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rebel Wilson was originally awarded the largest defamation payout in Australian history A magazine publisher has successfully appealed against the size of a record defamation payout awarded to actress Rebel Wilson in Australia. Last year, Wilson won a case against publisher Bauer Media over articles that she said had […]

Nazi flag on Australian army vehicle ‘unacceptable’, PM says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australia’s conduct in Afghanistan is under scrutiny Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has condemned a photo showing an Australian army vehicle flying a swastika flag in Afghanistan. The “completely and utterly unacceptable” incident took place during a mission in 2007, he said. Mr Turnbull said commanding officers had taken […]

Trump Kim summit: US wants ‘major N Korea disarmament’ by 2020

Media caption“Let’s go get an agreement” The US hopes to see “major disarmament” by North Korea by the end of 2020, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says. His comments come a day after an unprecedented meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore. In a statement North Korea agreed to […]

Trump Kim summit: US wants ‘major N Korea disarmament’ by 2020

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mike Pompeo (right) is in Seoul, South Korea, to discuss the outcome of Mr Trump’s summit The US hopes to see “major disarmament” by North Korea by the end of 2020, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says. His comments come a day after an unprecedented meeting between President Donald Trump […]