In Your Face: China’s all-seeing state

China has been building what it calls “the world’s biggest camera surveillance network”. Across the country, 170 million CCTV cameras are already in place and an estimated 400 million new ones will be installed in the next three years. Many of the cameras are fitted with artificial intelligence, including facial recognition technology. The BBC’s John […]

Big recall of baby milk products ordered

Big recall of baby milk products ordered

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The global recall affects consumers in several countries including Britain, China and Sudan. French baby milk formula maker Lactalis has ordered a global product recall over fears of salmonella contamination. Health authorities in France said 26 infants in the country have become sick since early December. The recall affects […]

Actress Zaira Wasim: I was molested on flight

Actress Zaira Wasim: I was molested on flight

Image copyright @zairawasim_/Instagram Image caption Ms Wasim shared her experience on her Instagram account, which has almost 400,000 followers An actress who starred in Bollywood’s biggest film says she was molested on a flight between Delhi and Mumbai. Zaira Wasim, 17, said a “middle-aged man” had repeatedly moved his foot up and down her neck […]

North Korea: Urgent need to open channels, UN says after visit

North Korea: Urgent need to open channels, UN says after visit

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Feltman met top North Korean officials on his trip including Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho A top UN official told senior North Korean figures there was an “urgent need” to keep channels open to avoid the risk of war, the organisation says. The statement follows a visit to Pyongyang by […]

‘Samurai sword’ attack leaves three dead at Tokyo shrine

‘Samurai sword’ attack leaves three dead at Tokyo shrine

Image copyright Kyodo/Reuters Image caption The Tomioka Hachimangu shrine is famous for a summer festival in August An attack believed to have been sparked by a succession feud has left three people dead at a well-known Shinto shrine in Tokyo. The chief priestess was stabbed to death, reportedly by her brother. A bloodied Samurai sword […]

Uber settles defamation lawsuit filed by Indian rape victim

Uber settles defamation lawsuit filed by Indian rape victim

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Uber driver Shiv Kumar Yadav was sentenced to life in prison over the rape Uber has agreed to settle a US civil lawsuit with a woman who accused its executives of improperly obtaining her medical records after she was raped by a driver in India. The lawsuit, which follows […]

‘Samurai sword’ attack leaves three dead at Tokyo shrine

‘Samurai sword’ attack leaves three dead at Tokyo shrine

Image copyright Kyodo/Reuters Image caption The Tomioka Hachimangu shrine is famous for a summer festival in August An attack believed to have been sparked by a succession feud has left three people dead at a well-known Shinto shrine in Tokyo. The chief priestess was stabbed to death, reportedly by her brother. A bloodied Samurai sword […]

‘Samurai sword’ attack leaves three dead at Tokyo shrine

‘Samurai sword’ attack leaves three dead at Tokyo shrine

Image copyright Kyodo/Reuters Image caption The Tomioka Hachimangu shrine is famous for a summer festival in August An attack believed to have been sparked by a succession feud has left three people dead at a well-known Shinto shrine in Tokyo. The chief priestess was stabbed to death, reportedly by her brother. A bloodied Samurai sword […]

‘Samurai sword’ attack leaves three dead at Tokyo shrine

‘Samurai sword’ attack leaves three dead at Tokyo shrine

Image copyright Kyodo/Reuters Image caption The Tomioka Hachimangu shrine is famous for a summer festival in August An attack believed to have been sparked by a succession feud has left three people dead at a well-known Shinto shrine in Tokyo. The chief priestess was stabbed to death, reportedly by her brother. A bloodied Samurai sword […]

‘Samurai sword’ attack leaves three dead at Tokyo shrine

‘Samurai sword’ attack leaves three dead at Tokyo shrine

Image copyright Kyodo/Reuters Image caption The Tomioka Hachimangu shrine is famous for a summer festival in August An attack believed to have been sparked by a succession feud has left three people dead at a well-known Shinto shrine in Tokyo. The chief priestess was stabbed to death, reportedly by her brother. A bloodied Samurai sword […]