New Zealand debates access to dead sea life footage

New Zealand debates access to dead sea life footage

Image copyright New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries New Zealand’s fishing industry has found itself at odds with conservationists over whether or not the public should be allowed to see the realities of commercial fishing. In the waters around New Zealand – as many countries – animals including sea birds, dolphins, penguins and sea lions are […]

Pakistan Zainab murder: DNA suggests suspect in other case was ‘innocent’

Pakistan Zainab murder: DNA suggests suspect in other case was ‘innocent’

Image caption For almost a year, Mudasir was thought to have been the killer Pakistani officials say they will investigate allegations police carried out an unauthorised killing of a man wrongly accused of murdering a child. Police shot Mudasir, accused of killing five-year-old Iman Fatima, in February 2017, saying he tried to escape. However, a […]

Pakistan Zainab murder: DNA suggests suspect in other case was ‘innocent’

Pakistan Zainab murder: DNA suggests suspect in other case was ‘innocent’

Image caption For almost a year, Mudasir was thought to have been the killer Pakistani officials say they will investigate allegations police carried out an unauthorised killing of a man wrongly accused of murdering a child. Police shot Mudasir, accused of killing five-year-old Iman Fatima, in February 2017, saying he tried to escape. However, a […]

Pakistan Zainab murder: DNA suggests suspect in other case was ‘innocent’

Pakistan Zainab murder: DNA suggests suspect in other case was ‘innocent’

Image caption For almost a year, Mudasir was thought to have been the killer Pakistani officials say they will investigate allegations police carried out an unauthorised killing of a man wrongly accused of murdering a child. Police shot Mudasir, accused of killing five-year-old Iman Fatima, in February 2017, saying he tried to escape. However, a […]

Philippines stops sending workers to Kuwait over abuse fears

Philippines stops sending workers to Kuwait over abuse fears

Image copyright EPA Image caption Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said the Philippines had “lost four women” in Kuwait The Philippines has suspended sending workers to Kuwait, while it investigates the deaths of several Filipinos there. The ban comes a day after President Rodrigo Duterte claimed abusive employers in the Gulf state had driven four domestic […]

Pakistan Zainab murder: DNA suggests suspect in other case was ‘innocent’

Pakistan Zainab murder: DNA suggests suspect in other case was ‘innocent’

Image caption For almost a year, Mudasir was thought to have been the killer Pakistani officials say they will investigate allegations police carried out an extrajudicial killing of a man wrongly accused of murdering a child. The allegations uncovered by BBC Newsnight focus on DNA tests suggesting the child victim was killed by the same […]

Yu Wensheng: China human rights lawyer arrested on school run

Yu Wensheng: China human rights lawyer arrested on school run

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Yu is a prominent human rights lawyer A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer has been detained while walking his child to school, his family says. Yu Wensheng, a vocal critic of China’s ruling Communist Party, was seized by about a dozen people, including a Swat team, after he […]

Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM reveals she is pregnant

Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM reveals she is pregnant

Media captionNew Zealand’s PM Jacinda Ardern says she is expecting New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that she is pregnant. Ms Ardern said she and her partner, Clarke Gayford, were expecting their child in June, after which she planned to take a six-week break. “And we thought 2017 was a big year!” she […]

‘Shaking’ Malaysia Airlines flight turns back to Australia

‘Shaking’ Malaysia Airlines flight turns back to Australia

Image copyright SANJEEV PANDEY Image caption Passengers say flight staff briefed them on emergency procedures A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to divert to central Australia after a technical issue left the aircraft “shuddering”, passengers say. Flight MH122 was travelling from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday when it turned back not far from Broome, […]

Pakistan polio: Mother and daughter killed giving vaccinations

Pakistan polio: Mother and daughter killed giving vaccinations

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The woman and her daughter had been taking part in an immunisation campaign in Balochistan Gunmen in Pakistan have shot dead a mother and daughter who were administering polio vaccinations in the south-western city of Quetta. Sakina Bibi, 38, and her daughter, Rizwana, 16, had been giving drops to […]