Mithali Raj: India captain becomes leading ODI run-scorer in history

Mithali Raj: India captain becomes leading ODI run-scorer in history

Media playback is not supported on this device India captain Mithali Raj becomes leading ODI run-scorer in history India captain Mithali Raj has become the leading run-scorer in women’s one-day international cricket. Raj reached 6,028 runs by scoring 69 in the World Cup group game against Australia at Bristol on Wednesday. The 34-year-old has passed […]

Djibouti: Chinese troops depart for first overseas military base

Djibouti: Chinese troops depart for first overseas military base

Image copyright China News Service Image caption The Chinese navy has visited Djibouti previously, with a ship docking at the tiny African nation’s port in 2015 Ships carrying Chinese troops are heading to Djibouti to set up Beijing’s first overseas military base, reports state media. China says the support base will be used for peacekeeping […]

US successfully tests Thaad anti-missile system in Pacific

US successfully tests Thaad anti-missile system in Pacific

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The US says the Thaad system successfully shot down a target during a test run The US military has said its controversial Thaad missile defence system successfully shot down a target during a test over the Pacific Ocean. Thaad, or Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, halted a simulated, ballistic […]

Dhinchak Pooja: What happened to India YouTube ‘star’ videos?

Dhinchak Pooja: What happened to India YouTube ‘star’ videos?

Image copyright Dhinchak Pooja She was so bad, she was good. Or at least that’s what those who shared her videos say. But suddenly much of Indian internet sensation Dhinchak Pooja’s considerable body of work has been wiped off her channel, prompting celebration. Her YouTube page only displays one of her videos, and among those […]

Japan ‘black widow’ Chisako Kakehi admits killing

Japan ‘black widow’ Chisako Kakehi admits killing

Image copyright AFP Image caption Chisako Kakehi, now 70, was arrested in 2014 A Japanese pensioner accused of killing three partners and attempting to murder a fourth has told a court that she fatally poisoned her husband. Chisako Kakehi was arrested in 2014 and went on trial in Kyoto late last month. Her lawyers have […]

India Supreme Court suspends cattle slaughter ban

India Supreme Court suspends cattle slaughter ban

Image copyright AFP Image caption Slaughtering cows is already banned in several Indian states India’s Supreme Court has suspended a law that would have banned the sale of cattle for slaughter nationwide. The government order aimed to “prevent uncontrolled and unregulated animal trade” at livestock markets. For the first time the sale for slaughter of […]

Liu Xiaobo: German anger at China over hospital videos

Liu Xiaobo: German anger at China over hospital videos

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mr Liu is currently being treated in a hospital in China for liver cancer Germany has issued a sharp rebuke to China after videos of Western doctors visiting ailing Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo in hospital were posted online. The German embassy in Beijing posted a statement accusing China of […]

Liu Xiaobo: German anger at video taken of China visit

Liu Xiaobo: German anger at video taken of China visit

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mr Liu is currently being treated in a hospital in China for liver cancer An online video of Western doctors visiting ailing Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo in hospital has prompted a sharp rebuke from Germany. German officials are accusing Beijing of ignoring Berlin’s request that no recordings be made […]

‘Comfort women’: Researchers claim first known film

‘Comfort women’: Researchers claim first known film

Media captionFirst known footage of ‘comfort women’ South Korea has released what it says is the first known footage of “comfort women” forced to work as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War Two. Filmed by US troops in China, the clip was found by government-funded researchers at Seoul National University in US archives. […]

Hindu pilgrims killed in militant attack in Kashmir

Hindu pilgrims killed in militant attack in Kashmir

Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousands of Hindu pilgrims make the journey to the Amarnath Cave each year Seven Hindu pilgrims, six of them women, have been killed in a militant attack in Indian-administered Kashmir after their bus apparently got caught in crossfire. The bus is understood to have been returning from the Amarnath Cave […]