India monsoon floods ‘kill 164’ in Kerala

India monsoon floods ‘kill 164’ in Kerala

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Reports suggest more than 150 people have died, with further rainfall predicted At least 164 people have died in devastating monsoon floods in India’s southern state of Kerala, the worst in almost a century. Rescuers battled torrential rains to save residents, with nearly 223,000 left homeless. The state government said […]

Artist’s Aboriginal portraits back in Tasmania after 170 years

Artist’s Aboriginal portraits back in Tasmania after 170 years

Image copyright BRITISH MUSEUM Image caption A portrait by Thomas Bock of Aboriginal woman Wortabowigee A collection of 19th Century paintings of Aboriginal Tasmanians has gone on display in Australia for the first time. English convict artist Thomas Bock painted the portraits of indigenous leaders in Tasmania in the 1830s – a time of infamous […]

India mourns former PM Atal Behari Vajpayee

India mourns former PM Atal Behari Vajpayee

Image caption Thousands lined the streets to pay their respects Tributes have been pouring in for former Indian prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, who has died aged 93. Vajpayee was being treated for age-related illnesses in capital Delhi’s AIIMS hospital. Thousands of people lined the streets to pay their respects during his funeral procession amid […]

Google employees criticise ‘censored China search engine’

Google employees criticise ‘censored China search engine’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The new search app would block search terms like human rights and religion Hundreds of Google employees have written to the company to protest against plans to launch a “censored search engine” in China. They said the project raised “urgent moral and ethical questions” and urged the firm to […]

Atal Behari Vajpayee: Former India PM dies at 93

Atal Behari Vajpayee: Former India PM dies at 93

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former Indian PM AB Vajpayee Former Indian prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee has died aged 93. He was being treated for age-related illnesses in Delhi’s AIIMS hospital. Vajpayee was one of the founding members of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which currently governs India. Considered a giant […]

India monsoon floods ‘kill 106’ in Kerala

India monsoon floods ‘kill 106’ in Kerala

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Reports suggest more than 100 people have died, with further rainfall predicted More than 100 people are thought to have died in devastating monsoon floods in India’s southern state of Kerala, the worst in almost a century. Rescuers battled torrential rains to save residents, with nearly 150,000 reportedly left homeless. […]

Google employees criticise ‘censored China search engine’

Google employees criticise ‘censored China search engine’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The new search app would block search terms like human rights and religion Hundreds of Google employees have written to the company to protest against plans to launch a “censored search engine” in China. They said the project raised “urgent moral and ethical questions” and urged the firm to […]

Kim Jong-nam murder: ‘Enough evidence’ for women to go on trial

Kim Jong-nam murder: ‘Enough evidence’ for women to go on trial

Image copyright AFP Image caption Doan Thi Huong (in yellow T-shirt) and Siti Aisyah (right) have said they thought they were taking part in a TV prank Two women who say they were tricked into killing the half-brother of North Korea’s Kim Jong-un will go on trial. Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Thuong are accused […]

Islamic State claims Kabul’s latest deadly attacks

Islamic State claims Kabul’s latest deadly attacks

Image copyright EPA Image caption Afghan officials at least two attackers were killed at Kabul’s intelligence training centre Militants from the Islamic State (IS) group have said they were behind two recent attacks in the Afghan capital Kabul in which dozens of people died. On Wednesday, 48 people were killed in the bombing of an […]

Kabul suicide bomber kills 48 in tuition centre attack

Kabul suicide bomber kills 48 in tuition centre attack

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Teaching was under way when the bomb went off Forty-eight people have been killed and 67 injured in a bomb explosion at an education centre in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, the country’s health ministry says. Police say a suicide bomber walked into the centre while teaching was under way and detonated […]