Lunar New Year: Chinese TV gala includes ‘racist blackface’ sketch

Lunar New Year: Chinese TV gala includes ‘racist blackface’ sketch

Image copyright Youtube/CCTV Image caption By some estimates, the show is the most watched entertainment programme on earth A skit on China’s biggest Lunar New Year TV show has sparked widespread criticism and accusations of racism. In a comedy routine celebrating Chinese-African ties an Asian actress appears in blackface and with exaggerated buttocks. Using make-up […]

India woman held for ‘posing’ as groom for a dowry

India woman held for ‘posing’ as groom for a dowry

Image caption Krishna Sen (left) married her first wife (centre) in 2014 Police in India have arrested a woman who allegedly posed as a man and duped two women into marriage for dowry. Krishna Sen was arrested on Wednesday in the northern state of Uttarakhand for demanding dowry, which is illegal in India. Police told […]

In Pictures: Millions celebrate Lunar New Year

According to Chinese astrology, anyone born in the Year of the Dog will be loyal and forthright with a keen sense of justice, but also stubborn, irritable and easily angered. In Pictures: Millions celebrate Lunar New Year}

Barnaby Joyce: Australia PM’s remarks ‘inept’, deputy says

Barnaby Joyce: Australia PM’s remarks ‘inept’, deputy says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Malcolm Turnbull and Barnaby Joyce at a press conference in 2016 Australian Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce has sharply criticised the nation’s leader, Malcolm Turnbull, in an escalation of tensions that have rocked the government. On Thursday, Mr Turnbull admonished Mr Joyce for making a “shocking error” over his affair […]

Nirav Modi: Who is India’s scandal-linked billionaire?

Nirav Modi: Who is India’s scandal-linked billionaire?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nirav Modi (right) is a jeweller to the stars including Naomi Watts (left) He was already the second most famous Mr N Modi of India. But now Nirav Modi – the billionaire diamond trader and jeweller to Hollywood and Bollywood stars who shares a surname with the country’s prime […]

Lunar New Year: Chinese TV gala includes ‘racist blackface’ sketch

Lunar New Year: Chinese TV gala includes ‘racist blackface’ sketch

Image copyright Youtube/CCTV Image caption By some estimates, the show is the most watched entertainment programme on earth A skit on China’s biggest Lunar New Year TV show has sparked widespread criticism and accusations of racism. In a comedy routine celebrating Chinese-African ties an Asian actress appears in blackface and with exaggerated buttocks. Using make-up […]

Barnaby Joyce: Australia PM’s remarks ‘inept’, deputy says

Barnaby Joyce: Australia PM’s remarks ‘inept’, deputy says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Malcolm Turnbull and Barnaby Joyce at a press conference in 2016 Australian Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce has sharply criticised the nation’s leader, Malcolm Turnbull, in an escalation of tensions that have rocked the government. On Thursday, Mr Turnbull admonished Mr Joyce for making a “shocking error” over his affair […]

India woman held for ‘posing’ as groom for a dowry

India woman held for ‘posing’ as groom for a dowry

Image caption Krishna Sen (left) married her first wife (centre) in 2014 Police in India have arrested a woman who allegedly posed as a man and duped two women into marriage for dowry. Krishna Sen was arrested on Wednesday in the northern state of Uttarakhand for demanding dowry, which is illegal in India. Police told […]

Nirav Modi: Who is India’s scandal-linked billionaire?

Nirav Modi: Who is India’s scandal-linked billionaire?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nirav Modi (right) is a jeweller to the stars including Naomi Watts (left) He was already the second most famous Mr N Modi of India. But now Nirav Modi – the billionaire diamond trader and jeweller to Hollywood and Bollywood stars – is in the news for very different […]

Lunar New Year: Chinese TV gala includes ‘racist blackface’ sketch

Lunar New Year: Chinese TV gala includes ‘racist blackface’ sketch

Image copyright Youtube/CCTV Image caption By some estimates, the show is the most watched entertainment programme on earth A skit on China’s biggest Lunar New Year TV show has sparked widespread criticism and accusations of racism. In a comedy routine celebrating Chinese-African ties an Asian actress appears in blackface and with exaggerated buttocks. Using make-up […]