Fifa Football Awards: Malaysia’s Mohd Faiz Subri wins Best Goal

Fifa Football Awards: Malaysia’s Mohd Faiz Subri wins Best Goal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mohd Faiz Subri brought pride to Malaysia this week with his Fifa win Malaysian football star Mohd Faiz Subri has taken home Fifa’s prestigious Puskas Award for the best goal of 2016, a first for his country. The 29-year-old from Penang secured nearly 60% of the popular vote for […]

India to probe soldier’s viral video on ‘bad food’

India to probe soldier’s viral video on ‘bad food’

Image copyright Tej Bahadur Yadav Image caption Tej Bahadur Yadav is a soldier with India’s Border Security Force India’s home minister has ordered a probe into three videos posted by a soldier, claiming troops on the border with Pakistan got poor quality food. Tej Bahadur Yadav of the Border Security Force, posted videos of burnt […]

Pen power: China closer to ballpoint success

Pen power: China closer to ballpoint success

It has sent rockets into space, produced millions of the world’s smartphones and built high-speed trains. But until now, one bit of manufacturing had perhaps unexpectedly eluded China: the ballpoint pen. A year ago Premier Li Keqiang went on national television and bemoaned the failure of his country to produce a good quality version of […]

Black Nazarene procession draws 1.5 million to Manila

Black Nazarene procession draws 1.5 million to Manila

Image copyright AP Around 1.5 million devotees have turned out for a huge annual Roman Catholic procession which is taking place in Manila. Each year, a centuries-old wooden statue of Jesus Christ, called The Black Nazarene, is paraded through the Philippine capital. This year, police and foreign embassies have advised attendees to be on alert […]

China combats corruption within anti-corruption agency

China combats corruption within anti-corruption agency

Image copyright CCDI Image caption Last week, the anti-corruption agency released a TV show on corruption within its ranks China’s anti-corruption agency says it is going to watch its officials more closely, after uncovering corruption within its own ranks. It says 17 officials from the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) have been investigated for […]

Indian YouTuber in trouble over ‘prank’ kissing

Indian YouTuber in trouble over ‘prank’ kissing

Image caption Sumit Verma has apologised for his “kissing prank” video Indian YouTuber Sumit Verma is in trouble after posting a video in which he randomly walks up to women in public places, kisses them and runs away. The Delhi police are now investigating the video and have urged “his victims” to file a complaint. […]

East Timor axes Australia border treaty over oil reserves

East Timor axes Australia border treaty over oil reserves

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Despite its potential resources wealth, East Timor is still one of the poorest countries in Asia East Timor says it wants to tear up a controversial 2006 maritime border treaty with Australia which has soured relations between the two countries. The treaty dealt with how oil and gas beneath […]

McDonald’s agrees China franchise sale

McDonald’s agrees China franchise sale

Image copyright Getty Images McDonald’s has agreed to sell 80% of its business in China and Hong Kong, as part of plans to franchise more of its restaurants worldwide. China’s state-owned investment group Citic, and US private equity firm Carlyle Group, will take control of the operations in a deal valued at $2.1bn (£1.7bn). McDonald’s […]

Australian minister Sussan Ley stands aside over expenses scandal

Australian minister Sussan Ley stands aside over expenses scandal

Image copyright ABC Image caption Sussan Ley has stood aside as Australia’s health minister Australia’s health minister has temporarily stood aside after using a taxpayer-funded trip to purchase an apartment worth A$795,000 (£473,300; $585,200) on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Sussan Ley said she made an “error of judgement” in billing taxpayers for three Gold Coast visits […]

India divorce: How ‘triple talaq’ destroys lives

A practice in India that allows Muslim men to divorce their wives in an instant is facing fierce opposition. “Triple talaq” – divorcing by saying the word talaq three times – is legal for Muslims in India but controversial. It is banned across much of the Islamic world. India’s Supreme Court is deciding whether triple […]