Afghan car bomb hits New Kabul Bank in Helmand

Afghan car bomb hits New Kabul Bank in Helmand

Image copyright EPA Image caption The bombing comes near the end of the holy month of Ramadan At least 29 people have been killed and 60 wounded in a car bomb blast outside a bank in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, hospital officials say. Police told the BBC the bomb was detonated at the […]

China’s ‘straddling bus’ hits its final roadblock

China’s ‘straddling bus’ hits its final roadblock

Image copyright Photo by Imaginechina/REX/Shutterstock It seemed like a glimpse into the city of tomorrow – but China’s “straddling bus” was riddled by doubts early on and now is headed for the scrap yard. The futuristic idea was a bus that would drive above traffic, allowing other commuter cars to pass underneath. The project was […]

‘Devil wheel’ rider: It makes me happy

Karmila Purba is the first female “devil wheel” rider on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. She began performing with a travelling show when she was just 12 years old. Each night she entertains crowds by riding a motorbike around the vertical wall. Video by Haryo Wirawan. ‘Devil wheel’ rider: It makes me happy}

China raises heat over foreign investment

China raises heat over foreign investment

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Fosun International bought Championship side Wolves last year for £45m Shares in two of China’s biggest conglomerates, Fosun International and HNA, fell by about 6% on Thursday, amid rumours that banks had been ordered to assess their loan exposure to them. Fosun bought Wolverhampton Wanderers football club last year, […]

India drops sedition charges against ‘Pakistan cricket fans’

India drops sedition charges against ‘Pakistan cricket fans’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pakistan beat India by 180 runs Indian police have dropped sedition charges against 15 Muslim men arrested for allegedly shouting “anti-India and pro-Pakistan” slogans during the Champions Trophy cricket final. Police in Madhya Pradesh state told reporters sedition was “hard to prove”. The men have been charged with “disturbing communal […]

India drops sedition charges against ‘Pakistan cricket fans’

India drops sedition charges against ‘Pakistan cricket fans’

Image copyright AFP Image caption There were pro-Pakistan celebrations too in disputed Kashmir Indian police have dropped sedition charges against 15 Muslim men arrested for allegedly shouting “anti-India and pro-Pakistan” slogans during the Champions Trophy cricket final. Police in Madhya Pradesh state told reporters sedition was “hard to prove”. The men have been charged with […]

China cracks down on toothpick crossbow toys

China cracks down on toothpick crossbow toys

Image copyright 1688.com If you think fidget spinners can be dangerous toys, wait until you come across a kid playing with a toothpick crossbow – and then take cover. The new gadget toy appears to be selling like hotcakes in China – much to the horror of concerned parents across the country. The tiny crossbows […]

‘Devil wheel’ rider: It makes me happy

Karmila Purba is the first female “devil wheel” rider on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. She began performing with a travelling show when she was just 12 years old. Each night she entertains crowds by riding a motorbike around the vertical wall. Video by Haryo Wirawan. ‘Devil wheel’ rider: It makes me happy}

Syria conflict: Australia resumes anti-IS air raids

Syria conflict: Australia resumes anti-IS air raids

Image copyright Australian Defence Force Image caption An RAAF crew prepare to take-off in F/A-18E Super Hornets Australia has said it will resume its military air operations over Syria. A temporary suspension was declared on Tuesday after Russia warned it would treat aircraft from the US-led coalition as potential targets. That warning came after the […]

Australian politician criticised for remarks about autism

Australian politician criticised for remarks about autism

Image copyright Australian Senate Image caption Australian Senator Pauline Hanson has a history of making polarising comments Controversial Australian politician Pauline Hanson is facing calls to apologise for suggesting students with autism be removed from classrooms. Her comments were widely criticised by government MPs, the opposition and disability rights advocates. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is […]

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