North Korea says Trump speech is ‘a dog’s bark’

North Korea says Trump speech is ‘a dog’s bark’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump has taken to calling Kim Jong-un “rocket man” North Korea’s top diplomat has called US President Donald Trump’s speech to the UN “the sound of a barking dog”. Speaking to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, Mr Trump said he would “totally destroy” North Korea if it […]

India rape: Second uncle held in 10-year-old pregnant child’s case

India rape: Second uncle held in 10-year-old pregnant child’s case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Campaigners say 50% of abusers are known to the child or are “persons in trust and care-givers” A second uncle of a 10-year-old Indian child who gave birth to a baby girl last month has been arrested for allegedly raping her. He is the younger brother of the uncle […]

Sri Lankan baby farms: Minister admits illegal adoption trade

Sri Lankan baby farms: Minister admits illegal adoption trade

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Sri Lankan health minister said foreign adoptions were temporarily banned in the 1980s because of “baby farms” Sri Lankan authorities have admitted in a Dutch documentary that thousands of babies born there were fraudulently sold for adoption abroad in the 1980s. Up to 11,000 children could have been […]

India rape: Second uncle held in 10-year-old pregnant child’s case

India rape: Second uncle held in 10-year-old pregnant child’s case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Campaigners say 50% of abusers are known to the child or are “persons in trust and care-givers” A second uncle of a 10-year-old Indian child who gave birth to a baby girl last month has been arrested for allegedly raping her. He is the younger brother of the uncle […]

India women reject ‘poor quality’ free saris from government

India women reject ‘poor quality’ free saris from government

Image caption Women were disappointed because they were told they would be given hand-woven saris A scheme to gift saris to poor women as part of festival celebrations in the south Indian state of Telangana backfired after women began rejecting the “poor quality” garments. “I doubt it will last longer than four days,” Ganga, who […]

Toshiba to sell chip unit for $18bn to plug losses

Toshiba to sell chip unit for $18bn to plug losses

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Toshiba is selling its memory chip unit to cover losses from its nuclear division Toshiba has sold its prized semiconductor business to a group led by US private equity firm Bain Capital in a bid to keep its struggling business afloat. The $18bn (£13.3bn) deal is designed to cover […]

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi speech criticised by global leaders

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi speech criticised by global leaders

Media captionThe BBC’s Jonah Fisher looks at Ms Suu Kyi’s speech Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi is facing mounting international pressure for her handling of violence in Rakhine state and the Rohingya refugee crisis. In a speech on Tuesday, Myanmar’s de facto leader condemned rights abuses but did not blame the army or address allegations […]

India rape: Second uncle held in 10-year-old pregnant child’s case

India rape: Second uncle held in 10-year-old pregnant child’s case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Campaigners say 50% of abusers are known to the child or are “persons in trust and care-givers” A second uncle of a 10-year-old Indian child who gave birth to a baby girl last month has been arrested for allegedly raping her. He is the younger brother of the uncle […]

India women reject ‘poor quality’ free saris from government

India women reject ‘poor quality’ free saris from government

Image caption Women were disappointed because they were told they would be given hand-woven saris A scheme to gift saris to poor women as part of festival celebrations in the south Indian state of Telangana backfired after women began rejecting the “poor quality” garments. “I doubt it will last longer than four days,” Ganga, who […]

Australian school discriminated against turban-wearing boy

Australian school discriminated against turban-wearing boy

Image copyright SAGARDEEP SINGH ARORA Image caption Sidhak Singh was initially not allowed to wear his patka, or child’s turban, to school An Australian school discriminated against a five-year-old Sikh boy when it prevented his enrolment because he wore a turban, a tribunal has found. The uniform policy of Melton Christian School in Melbourne prohibits […]