Quetta attack: Pakistan mourns police college victims

Media captionMore than 100 people were injured in the attack Senior Pakistani figures have been attending funerals for 61 people killed when militants stormed into a police college in Quetta in Pakistan. Two of the attackers died as they detonated suicide vests and a third was shot dead by security forces, while fleeing cadets jumped […]

Quetta police college attack leaves dozens dead

Quetta police college attack leaves dozens dead

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The militants stormed the police academy’s hostel, where cadets were staying At least 48 cadets and guards have been killed after militants attacked a police college in the Pakistani city of Quetta, officials say. A major security operation lasted for hours after the attackers entered the building and opened […]

Pakistan militants attack Quetta police college

Pakistan militants attack Quetta police college

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pakistani troops – backed by Frontier Corps – are taking part in the security operation A major security operation is under way after armed militants attacked a police training college in Pakistan’s western city of Quetta, officials say. At least 20 people, including police recruits, were injured after the attackers […]

Tata replaces Cyrus Mistry as chairman with Ratan Tata

Tata replaces Cyrus Mistry as chairman with Ratan Tata

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Ratan Tata has returned as chairman of Tata Sons The board of Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata Group, has unexpectedly replaced Cyrus Mistry as chairman. Ratan Tata has been named as interim chairman while a selection committee finds a permanent replacement. Mr Mistry has led the company, […]

Rurik Jutting: British banker pleads not guilty to HK murders

Rurik Jutting: British banker pleads not guilty to HK murders

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rurik Jutting previously worked at Bank of America in Hong Kong A British banker accused of murdering two Indonesian women in Hong Kong has pleaded not guilty on grounds of diminished responsibility. As his trial opened, Rurik Jutting pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter but this was rejected. […]

US ‘consternation’ over Philippines’ Duterte comments

US ‘consternation’ over Philippines’ Duterte comments

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Daniel Russel, US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, welcomed improved ties between the Philippines and China Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent statements have caused “consternation” in the US and other nations, the most senior US diplomat for Asia said during a visit to Manila. Assistant […]

Somali pirates’ hostages ‘ate rats’ to survive

Media captionOriginally 29 men were captured, but one died during the taking of their ship and another two died from illnesses in captivity A group of sailors who were held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years survived in part by eating rats, one survivor has told the BBC. Filipino sailor Arnel Balbero said […]

‘One million’ Chinese officials punished for corruption

‘One million’ Chinese officials punished for corruption

Image copyright AP Image caption The government says the corruption suspects were guilty of bribery and abuse of power, among other crimes China has punished more than one million officials for corruption over the past three years, the government says. Another 409 people, said to be fugitives, have been detained overseas this year. The statistics […]

Haji Ali: Mumbai shrine tells court it will allow entry to women

Haji Ali: Mumbai shrine tells court it will allow entry to women

Image copyright AFP Image caption Muslim women are fighting for access to the popular shrine in Mumbai The trust that runs Mumbai’s Haji Ali mosque told the Supreme Court it will rescind a ban on women entering the shrine as ordered by the high court. The high court in August said the ban “violated the […]

Japan blasts: One dead in Utsunomiya city

Media captionFootage from Utsunomiya shows fires and burnt out buildings and cars Multiple blasts in a park area of the Japanese city of Utsunomiya have killed at least one person and injured at least two, emergency services say. The explosions took place almost simultaneously at about 11:30 local time (02:30 GMT) in the city in […]