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India MP Shashi Tharoor charged over wife's death

India MP Shashi Tharoor charged over wife's death

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in her hotel room in January 2014 Indian MP and former UN diplomat Shashi Tharoor has been charged with aiding his wife’s suicide in 2014. Sunanda Pushkar’s unexplained death was initially treated as suicide, but police later said she had been murdered, without naming a […]

Spanish father accused of 'evil spirits' rape

Spanish father accused of 'evil spirits' rape

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Girls were allegedly told they had to be purged of “evil spirits” (file pic) A father in Spain is accused of raping his 15-year-old daughter and two of her friends after claiming he had to rid them of evil spirits. The man, named as Javier G D, is […]

The restaurateur couple who overcame arson threats

The restaurateur couple who overcame arson threats

Image copyright Suzanne Bearne Image caption Htet Myet Oo and Isabella Sway-Tin now run a growing restaurant empire When a group of friends proudly opened a restaurant, they didn’t expect someone to threaten to burn it down. But that is what happened when Htet Myet Oo and his three co-founders launched the Rangoon Tea House […]

Malaysia to review not revoke fake news law, says Mahathir

Malaysia to review not revoke fake news law, says Mahathir

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Commuters in Kuala Lumpur are being warned against the dangers of fake news Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has said he will redefine a controversial anti-fake news law introduced by his predecessor. The legislation, brought in just before last week’s election, was criticised as undermining freedom of speech. […]

India dust storms: At least 61 dead in four states

India dust storms: At least 61 dead in four states

Image caption Officials said many people died as their homes collapsed due to the storm At least 61 people have died in fierce dust storms across four Indian states since Sunday evening, with officials warning of more bad weather to come. High-speed winds and lightning devastated many villages, bringing down homes and leaving dozens injured. […]

Xerox aborts $6.1bn sale to Japan's Fujifilm

Xerox aborts $6.1bn sale to Japan's Fujifilm

Image copyright Getty Images Technology firm Xerox has ended its controversial sale to Japan’s Fujifilm after reaching a deal with activist investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason. Together, they own 15% of Xerox and had opposed the $6.1bn (£4.5bn) deal because they said it undervalued the firm. The decision ends months of infighting, including a […]

Surabaya: Suicide bombers attack Indonesia police headquarters

Surabaya: Suicide bombers attack Indonesia police headquarters

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police outside the station following the blast Two people on a motorbike have carried out a suicide bombing at a police HQ in Surabaya, a day after a wave of deadly blasts in the Indonesian city. Police officers were injured in the explosion, which occurred at 08:50 local time (01:50 […]

Iraq election: Shia rivals of PM Abadi 'make gains'

Iraq election: Shia rivals of PM Abadi 'make gains'

Image copyright AFP Image caption Moqtada al-Sadr’s are already celebrating Shia rivals of Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi have made big gains in Saturday’s parliamentary elections, partial results suggest. With most votes counted, a bloc headed by cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and another led by a militia leader are ahead, voting officials are quoted as saying. […]

Why does Ebola keep coming back?

Why does Ebola keep coming back?

Image copyright Getty Images The Ebola virus has reared its head again, this time in the Democratic Republic of Congo. While it is impossible to predict exactly where and when the next outbreak will occur, we now know much more about how to prevent a crisis. The news of an Ebola outbreak in the town […]

The funerals driving Indian Kashmir youth to militancy

The funerals driving Indian Kashmir youth to militancy

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Millions of Kashmiris attend funerals of militants killed by security forces Security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir have killed more than 50 militants since the beginning of this year. Sameer Yasir reports how funerals in the region, which has seen an armed insurgency against Indian rule since 1989, have become a […]