Pakistan student killed over ‘blasphemy’ on university campus

Pakistan student killed over ‘blasphemy’ on university campus

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan has been closed until further notice A university student in Pakistan accused of blasphemy against Islam has been killed by a mob of fellow students on campus, police say. Many students have been arrested after the brutal attack in the northern city of […]

Yahoo faces Chinese dissidents’ lawsuit

Yahoo faces Chinese dissidents’ lawsuit

Image copyright Getty Images Yahoo is facing a lawsuit alleging that the firm mismanaged funds set aside to help jailed Chinese dissidents. The fund – more than $17m (£13.5m ) – was set up after Yahoo provided information about political dissidents to the Chinese government. It appointed a high-profile political activist, Harry Wu, to administer […]

US military drops ‘mother of all bombs on IS’ in Afghanistan

US military drops ‘mother of all bombs on IS’ in Afghanistan

Media captionWatch 2003 footage of the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB) being tested The US military says it has dropped the most destructive non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat on an Islamic State group tunnel complex in Afghanistan. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), known as “the mother of all bombs”, […]

Pakistan student killed over ‘blasphemy’ on university campus

Pakistan student killed over ‘blasphemy’ on university campus

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan has been closed until further notice A university student in Pakistan accused of blasphemy against Islam has been killed by a mob of fellow students on campus, police say. Many students have been arrested after the brutal attack in the northern city of […]

Cyclone Cook: Evacuations as storm lashes New Zealand

Cyclone Cook: Evacuations as storm lashes New Zealand

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Auckland escaped the worst of the storm, but still suffered some heavy rain Heavy rain and strong winds are lashing parts of New Zealand as Cyclone Cook, called the worst storm in decades, sweeps across the North Island. States of emergency have been declared in the Coromandel Peninsula and […]

Fanfare in Pyongyang over new business development

North Korea has unveiled a new housing and business development in the capital Pyongyang, which it says shows its economic resilience and strength. In recent years, the country’s leader Kim Jong-un, who attended the event, has been experimenting with some economic reform, including allowing a limited number of small, private shops to exist. John Sudworth […]

Yahoo faces Chinese dissidents’ lawsuit

Yahoo faces Chinese dissidents’ lawsuit

Image copyright Getty Images Yahoo is facing a lawsuit alleging that the firm mismanaged funds set aside to help jailed Chinese dissidents. The fund – more than $17m (£13.5m ) – was set up after Yahoo provided information about political dissidents to the Chinese government. It appointed a high-profile political activist, Harry Wu, to administer […]

Thai military warns against online contact with prominent critics

Thai military warns against online contact with prominent critics

Image copyright AFP Image caption Former Reuters journalist Andrew MacGregor Marshall is one of three men named in the order Thailand’s military government has warned its citizens against online interaction with three prominent critics, saying they could face prosecution. In an unprecedented move, the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society advised against following, contacting or […]

AC Milan: Silvio Berlusconi sells Italian giants to Chinese investors

AC Milan: Silvio Berlusconi sells Italian giants to Chinese investors

AC Milan won 29 trophies during Berlusconi’s tenure Chinese investors Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux have completed the £628m (740m euro) takeover of AC Milan, promising “significant capital increases”. The Serie A club have been owned by former Italy prime minister Silvio Berlusconi since 1986. In that time they won eight league titles and five European […]

Cyclone Cook: Evacuations as huge storm lashes north NZ

Cyclone Cook: Evacuations as huge storm lashes north NZ

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Auckland escaped the worst of the storm, but still suffered some heavy rain Heavy rain and strong winds are lashing parts of New Zealand as Cyclone Cook, called the worst storm in decades, sweeps across the North Island. States of emergency have been declared in the Coromandel Peninsula and […]