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Xinjiang top official defends Uighur ‘internment camps’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Uighurs make up about 45% of the population in Xinjiang The top official in China’s Xinjiang region has given the most detailed description yet of the alleged use of internment camps for Uighur Muslims. In an interview with state media, Shohrat Zakir said the “vocational education” centres were proving […]

Xinjiang top official praises Uighur ‘education camps’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Uighurs make up about 45% of the population in Xinjiang The top official in China’s Xinjiang region has given the most detailed description yet of the alleged use of internment camps for Uighur Muslims. In an interview with state media, Shohrat Zakir said the “vocational education” centres were proving […]

India guru Rampal sentenced to life in jail for murder

Image copyright www.jagatgururampalji.org Image caption Rampal claims to have tens of thousands of followers across India A self-styled Indian guru and 14 others have been sentenced to life in prison for murdering four women and an 18-month-old baby in 2014. The court in Haryana state convicted Rampal last week. He was also found guilty of […]

‘Anti-white’ racism: Australia senators blame ‘error’ for vote

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Critics say the motion by Senator Pauline Hanson was a publicity stunt The Australian government has said that an “administrative error” prompted 23 of its senators to vote for a motion which stated “it is OK to be white”. The motion by Pauline Hanson, leader of the anti-Islam One […]

Sundar Pichai: Google ‘exploring’ censored China search app

Image copyright Getty Images Google chief executive Sundar Pichai has said a censored search app in China could serve over “99% of queries,” in rare public comments about the controversial proposal. Mr Pichai told a conference in San Francisco the plan was in the “very early” stages and may not progress. Google’s possible return to […]

The Indian women abandoned because of mental illness

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nearly 14% of Indians are mentally ill and at least 10% of those need immediate intervention. Mental illness is often neglected in India because of stigma and poor care. But women are the worst affected and are mostly abandoned by their families, writes Raksha Kumar. Ramaa (whose name was […]

Himalayan storm: Climbers’ bodies removed from Nepal mountain

Image copyright EPA Image caption Kim Chang-ho, who was among those killed, had won awards for his mountaineering efforts The bodies of nine climbers who died when a violent snowstorm destroyed their camp on a Himalayan peak in Nepal have been retrieved. The five South Koreans and four Nepali guides were found scattered across the […]

‘It’s OK to be white’ bill defeated in Australian Senate

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Critics say the motion by Pauline Hanson, pictured in 2017, was a publicity stunt Australia’s Senate has narrowly defeated a motion condemning “anti-white racism”, by just three votes. Pauline Hanson, the leader of Australia’s far-right One Nation party, wanted backing for her motion which stated “it is OK to […]

Himalayan storm: Climbers’ bodies removed from Nepal mountain

Image copyright EPA Image caption Kim Chang-ho, who was among those killed, had won awards for his mountaineering efforts The bodies of nine climbers who died when a violent snowstorm destroyed their camp on a Himalayan peak in Nepal have been retrieved. The five South Koreans and four Nepali guides were found scattered across the […]

‘It’s OK to be white’ bill defeated in Australian Senate

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Critics say the motion by Pauline Hanson, pictured in 2017, was a publicity stunt Australia’s Senate has narrowly defeated a motion condemning “anti-white racism”, by just three votes. Pauline Hanson, the leader of Australia’s far-right One Nation party, wanted backing for her motion which stated “it is OK to […]