India papers leave blank spaces in protest at journalist killing

India papers leave blank spaces in protest at journalist killing

Image copyright Pinaki Das Newspapers in the north-east Indian state of Tripura ran blank editorial spaces on Thursday in protest at the murder of a journalist, allegedly on the orders of a senior army official. Commandant Tapan Debbarma was arrested on Wednesday on charges he ordered his bodyguard to shoot Sudip Dutta Bhaumik. The incident […]






India train travels 160km in ‘wrong direction’

India train travels 160km in ‘wrong direction’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption India runs 11,000 trains every day, of which 7,000 are passenger trains A group of Indian farmers say they woke up shocked to find that the train they were travelling on had sped 160km (99 miles) in the “wrong direction”. About 1,500 farmers were travelling overnight to the western […]






Deal signed to return Myanmar Rohingya

Deal signed to return Myanmar Rohingya

Image copyright AFP/ Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people are now living in refugee camps like this one in Bangladesh Bangladesh has signed a deal with Myanmar to return hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled a recent army crackdown. No details have been released of the deal, which was […]






Manus Island: Police enter former Australia-run asylum centre

Manus Island: Police enter former Australia-run asylum centre

Image copyright AFP PHOTO / GetUp Image caption PNG authorities have given asylum seekers a deadline to leave, the former detainees say Police in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have entered a former Australian-run detention centre in a bid to get asylum seekers who remain there to leave. Hundreds of men have refused to leave the […]






Foxconn stops interns’ illegal overtime at iPhone X factory

Foxconn stops interns’ illegal overtime at iPhone X factory

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Foxconn has faced several claims of poor treatment of workers at its Chinese factories Foxconn, a main supplier for Apple’s iPhone, says it has stopped interns from working illegal overtime at its factory in China. It comes after a Financial Times report found at least six students worked 11-hour […]






Singapore to use driverless buses ‘from 2022’

Singapore to use driverless buses ‘from 2022’

Image copyright NTU Singapore Image caption Nanyang Technological University in Singapore already uses driverless shuttles at its campus Singapore plans to introduce driverless buses on its public roads by 2022. The government says they will be piloted in three new neighbourhoods which will have less-crowded roads designed to accommodate the buses. The buses will be […]






India Chennai students set university on fire after death

India Chennai students set university on fire after death

Violent protests have broken out at an Indian university over the death of a student who reportedly killed herself after being caught cheating in an exam. Students at Sathyabhama University in Chennai started burning furniture on their campus late on Wednesday night, local media said. Protesters claimed that university staff had humiliated the student. The […]






Philippine anti-drug agency chief vows ‘rule of law’

Philippine anti-drug agency chief vows ‘rule of law’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Aaron Aquino is the newly appointed chief of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency The new chief of the Philippines’ anti-drug agency has promised a fresh approach to the controversial war on drugs, “based on the rule of law”. Aaron Aquino said that since he took over in August, only one […]






PNG police enter Manus asylum centre, Australia confirms

PNG police enter Manus asylum centre, Australia confirms

Image copyright ABDUL AZIZ ADAM Image caption PNG authorities have given asylum seekers a deadline to leave, the former detainees say Police in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have entered a former Australian-run detention centre in a bid to get asylum seekers who remain there to leave, the Australian government has confirmed. Hundreds of men have […]






North Korea defection: Footage of moment soldier flees

Remarkable footage has been released showing the defection of a North Korea soldier across the border at the Panmunjom truce village on 13 November. He is almost caught by North Korean troops, who shoot at him several times, before he is rescued by South Korean soldiers. A spokesman for the UN command, said the North […]