Narendra Modi’s BJP set to win key state poll in India’s Uttar Pradesh

Narendra Modi’s BJP set to win key state poll in India’s Uttar Pradesh

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The prime minister personally led his party’s campaign in the politically critical state Early trends suggest that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to win crucial assembly elections in northern Uttar Pradesh state. Mr Modi personally led the campaign in the country’s most populous state […]

South Korea impeachment: Critics urge Park Geun-hye arrest

South Korea impeachment: Critics urge Park Geun-hye arrest

Image copyright AP Image caption Anti-Park protesters in Seoul. The sign reads “Go to prison” Ousted South Korean leader Park Geun-hye is keeping her silence as calls grow for her arrest. Ms Park was forced from office on Friday, after judges unanimously upheld parliament’s decision to impeach her over her role in a corruption scandal […]

Narendra Modi’s BJP ahead in key state India polls

Narendra Modi’s BJP ahead in key state India polls

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The vote is being seen as a referendum on Narendra Modi Early trends suggest that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to sweep crucial assembly elections in northern Uttar Pradesh state. Mr Modi personally led the campaign in the country’s most populous state against regional […]

South Korea: Critics call for arrest of impeached Park Geun-hye

South Korea: Critics call for arrest of impeached Park Geun-hye

Image copyright AP Image caption Three people died following protests on Friday in South Korea Ousted South Korean leader Park Geun-hye is keeping her silence as calls grow for her arrest. Ms Park was forced from office on Friday, after judges unanimously upheld parliament’s decision to impeach her over her role in a corruption scandal […]

Myanmar Muslim minority subject to horrific torture, UN says

Myanmar Muslim minority subject to horrific torture, UN says

Image caption The Rohingya are a Muslim minority group from Myanmar A top UN official says “crimes against humanity” are being committed by the military and police against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority. The UN’s special rapporteur for human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, was speaking as part of a joint BBC Newsnight-BBC Our World investigation. […]

Kashmir border-crossing boys handed back to Pakistan

Kashmir border-crossing boys handed back to Pakistan

Image copyright Other Image caption Ahsan Khurshid (L) and Faisal Awan (R) had been held in India since September India has returned to Pakistan two boys who strayed across the de facto border in disputed Kashmir and were then accused of links to a militant attack. The boys were handed over at the Wagha border […]

South Korea president Park Geun-hye ousted by court

Media captionThere have been scenes of anger outside the Seoul court South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has become the country’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office. Judges unanimously upheld parliament’s decision to impeach Ms Park over her role in a corruption scandal involving her close friend, Choi Soon-sil. She now loses her […]

‘Crimes against humanity’ in Myanmar – UN rapporteur

‘Crimes against humanity’ in Myanmar – UN rapporteur

Image caption The Rohingya are a Muslim minority group from Myanmar A top UN official says “crimes against humanity” are being committed by the military and police against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority. The UN’s special rapporteur for human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, was speaking as part of a joint BBC Newsnight-BBC Our World investigation. […]

India court convicts 31 over 2012 riot at Maruti Suzuki plant

India court convicts 31 over 2012 riot at Maruti Suzuki plant

Image copyright AFP Image caption Managers and workers blamed each other for starting the clashes A court in India has convicted 31 workers over violent protests at car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki’s main plant outside the capital Delhi in 2012. Another 117 factory workers were acquitted over the protests, in which a senior manager was beaten […]

India washing machine launched with ‘curry’ button

India washing machine launched with ‘curry’ button

Image copyright Getty Images A washing machine has been launched for the Indian market, with a special mode to tackle curry stains. Panasonic said the introduction of a ‘curry’ button followed complaints from customers struggling to fully get the food off their clothes. It says development took two years, testing combinations of water temperature and […]