African envoys: India attacks on Nigerians ‘racial’

African envoys: India attacks on Nigerians ‘racial’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Last month’s violence happened in Greater Noida, close to the Indian capital Envoys from African nations in the Indian capital, Delhi, have condemned the handling of recent attacks on Nigerian students in the city. In a statement, the African Heads of Mission said the attacks were “xenophobic and racial”. Indian […]

Xiongan district becomes hot property in China

Xiongan district becomes hot property in China

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Authorities have had to ban new property sales in the area A sleepy district in Hebei province has suddenly become the centre of China’s latest property craze and the talk of the country. Over the weekend, investors flocked to Xiongan in droves, while online it has been the subject of […]

Dalai Lama meets Indian guard from 1959 flight from Tibet

Dalai Lama meets Indian guard from 1959 flight from Tibet

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Dalai Lama said he was “very, very happy” to meet the elderly soldier The Dalai Lama has come face to face with an Indian soldier who guarded him almost 60 years ago as he fled from Tibet to exile in India. The Tibetan spiritual leader, 81, met Naren Chandra […]

Badminton: India celebrates PV Sindhu’s ‘revenge’ against Marin

Badminton: India celebrates PV Sindhu’s ‘revenge’ against Marin

Image copyright Getty Images Indians are continuing to celebrate badminton star and Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu’s victory over Olympic champion Carolina Marin. The Indian Twittersphere exploded after Sindhu beat Marin 21-19, 21-16 to take the India Open Super Series tournament in Delhi on Sunday night. The hashtags #SindhuVsMarin and #Sindhu were trending on Sunday […]

Somalia piracy: India ship hijacked in new attack

Somalia piracy: India ship hijacked in new attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption Piracy off the coast of Somalia has fallen sharply in recent years Somali pirates have hijacked an Indian cargo ship off the coast of the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, officials there say. One source said the vessel was heading towards Somali shores. There were no details of the crew or […]

Stellar Daisy: Growing concern for missing ship crew

Stellar Daisy: Growing concern for missing ship crew

Image copyright NSRI Image caption The Stellar Daisy, photographed during an operation to rescue a sick crew member near South Africa in 2014 Rescuers say they have made little headway in finding survivors from a huge South Korean ship that sank in the South Atlantic. Only two sailors have been rescued from Stellar Daisy, which […]

Home washed away minutes after rescue

Home washed away minutes after rescue

Image copyright BBC Sport Image caption The house was swept into another another building and trees An Australian family was rescued from the roof of their house minutes before it was carried away in floodwaters, authorities have said. Torrential rain has lashed Queensland and New South Wales in the wake of Cyclone Debbie. A woman […]

Ayaan Hirsi Ali cancels Australia tour over ‘security concerns’

Ayaan Hirsi Ali cancels Australia tour over ‘security concerns’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Controversial author Ayaan Hirsi Ali A former Dutch MP and prominent critic of conservative Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, has cancelled a speaking tour of Australia and New Zealand citing security concerns. The Somali-born author was to appear on Australian TV on Monday before starting her tour, titled “Hero of […]

Trump ready to ‘solve’ North Korea problem without China

Trump ready to ‘solve’ North Korea problem without China

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump will meet China’s president Xi Jinping (left) on Thursday Donald Trump has said the United States will “solve” the nuclear threat from North Korea, with or without China’s help. “If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will. That is all I am telling you,” […]

Pakistan Sufi shrine: 20 murdered in Punjab

Pakistan Sufi shrine: 20 murdered in Punjab

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Survivors of the massacre are being treated in hospital Twenty people have been murdered and others wounded at a Sufi shrine near the city of Sargodha, in Pakistan’s Punjab province, police say. Deputy police commissioner Liaquat Ali Chatta said the main suspect was the shrine’s custodian, Abdul Waheed. One […]