Sri Lanka ‘hunting’ refugees who sheltered Snowden in Hong Kong

Sri Lanka ‘hunting’ refugees who sheltered Snowden in Hong Kong

Image copyright EPA Image caption The asylum seekers, known as Ajith (left) and Supun, have been moved to a “safe” location Sri Lankan asylum seekers living in Hong Kong fear they are being illegally pursued by police after sheltering the US whistleblower Edward Snowden in the city. Criminal investigators from Sri Lanka are believed to […]

Japanese men celebrate ‘baldy’ pull factor

Media captionJapanese men compete in a bald tug-of-war contest More than 30 bald men in Japan are holding their annual get-together which includes an unusual variant of the tug-of-war rope pulling game. Competing “follicly challenged” individuals strived to pull a suction cup, connected by a single red rope, off their opponent’s head. The Bald Men […]

Kim Jong-nam killing: North Korea condemns Malaysia

Media captionCCTV footage appears to show the moment Kim Jong-nam is attacked North Korea has said Malaysia is responsible for the death of one of its citizens and is attempting to politicise the return of his body. It does not name Kim Jong-nam, but the KCNA report appears to be state media’s first reference to […]

Hong Kong police hold rally to support officers jailed for assault

Hong Kong police hold rally to support officers jailed for assault

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The crowd on Wednesday night was made up of currently serving officers as well as former officers Thousands of Hong Kong police officers have staged a rally in support of seven policemen jailed for assault. The men were sentenced to two years in jail last week for beating a […]

Wayne Rooney: Man Utd captain’s agent in China to discuss potential move

Wayne Rooney: Man Utd captain’s agent in China to discuss potential move

Rooney is United’s record goalscorer and has won five Premier League titles since joining them as an 18-year-old Wayne Rooney’s agent Paul Stretford is in China to see if he can negotiate a deal for the forward to leave Manchester United. There are no guarantees of success and it is thought a deal remains highly […]

Uzbek journalist Muhammad Bekjanov freed after 18 years

Uzbek journalist Muhammad Bekjanov freed after 18 years

Image caption Muhammad Bekjanov (R) is seen here with an unidentified man on Wednesday A journalist and opposition activist in the Central Asian republic of Uzbekistan, Muhammad Bekjanov, has been freed after serving 18 years in prison. He was convicted of attempting to kill the late President, Islam Karimov, but has said he was tortured […]

Australia Post chief resigns despite bumper profits

Australia Post chief resigns despite bumper profits

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Fahour joined Australia Post as chief executive in 2010 Australia Post’s chief executive has resigned, weeks after controversy over the size of his salary. Ahmed Fahour had been widely credited for turning around the government-owned organisation, returning it to profit. But earlier this month it emerged he earned […]

Kim Jong-nam killing: Senior N Korea diplomat named as suspect

Media captionCCTV footage appears to show the moment Kim Jong-nam is attacked Malaysian police have named a senior North Korean embassy official they want to question in connection with the killing of Kim Jong-nam. Hyon Kwang Song is one of three more North Koreans being sought. One of the others is a state airline employee. […]

Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia seeks North Korea embassy official

Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia seeks North Korea embassy official

Image copyright AP Image caption Malaysian police showed the details of the North Korean embassy official whom they are seeking Malaysia has asked for North Korea’s help in searching for a senior embassy official wanted in connection with the killing of Kim Jong-nam. Mr Kim, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, died last […]

Donald Tsang: Hong Kong former leader sentenced to 20 months

Donald Tsang: Hong Kong former leader sentenced to 20 months

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tsang, head bowed, was grim-faced in court Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for misconduct. Tsang led Hong Kong from 2005 to 2012 and is the most senior official in the territory ever to stand trial for corruption. He was found guilty […]