Hong Kong lawmakers barred by Beijing from office

Hong Kong lawmakers barred by Beijing from office

Image copyright EPA Image caption Yau Wai-ching (left) and Sixtus Leung (right) have refused to pledge allegiance to Beijing Beijing has made an unprecedented intervention in Hong Kong politics to block two lawmakers from taking office. Pro-independence elected lawmakers Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching have refused to pledge allegiance to Beijing when being sworn in. […]

Sushma Swaraj scripts happy end to India-Pakistan love story

Sushma Swaraj scripts happy end to India-Pakistan love story

Image copyright Shakeel Akhtar Image caption Naresh Tewani and Priya Bachchani had been engaged for three years An India-Pakistan love story has had a happy ending after Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj got the bride her visa. Naresh Tewani, from Jodhpur in north India, tweeted Ms Swaraj asking for help, after his Pakistani bride Priya Bachchani’s […]

Australian burglar shot with bow and arrow

Australian burglar shot with bow and arrow

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The thief escaped in a getaway car after being hit with an arrow A burglar in Australia was shot in the “buttocks or lower back area” with a bow and arrow after being confronted by an angry homeowner, police say. The intruder stole cash, car keys and other property […]

Rurik Jutting: Judge tells jury to put ’emotions, disgust’ aside

Rurik Jutting: Judge tells jury to put ’emotions, disgust’ aside

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jutting pleaded guilty to manslaughter, which the prosecution rejected A judge has told jurors in a high-profile Hong Kong murder trial to reach a verdict “intellectually” and put aside their emotions and disgust. British banker Rurik Jutting is charged with torturing and murdering two Indonesian women he paid for […]

Gable Tostee ‘Tinder death’ interview angers Australian netizens

Gable Tostee ‘Tinder death’ interview angers Australian netizens

Image copyright Nine Network Image caption 60 Minutes has secured an interview with Gable Tostee An upcoming TV interview with the Australian man acquitted of the murder of a New Zealand woman during a Tinder date has met with an online backlash. Gable Tostee, 30, was charged after Warriena Wright, 26, fell in 2014 from […]

Beijing ruling bars Hong Kong lawmakers from taking office

Beijing ruling bars Hong Kong lawmakers from taking office

Image copyright EPA Image caption Yau Wai-ching (left) and Sixtus Leung (right) have refused to pledge allegiance to Beijing Beijing has made an unprecedented intervention in Hong Kong politics to block two lawmakers from taking office. Pro-independence elected lawmakers Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching have refused to pledge allegiance to Beijing when being sworn in. […]

Gable Tostee ‘Tinder death’ interview angers Australian netizens

Gable Tostee ‘Tinder death’ interview angers Australian netizens

Image copyright Nine Network Image caption 60 Minutes has secured an interview with Gable Tostee An upcoming TV interview with the Australian man acquitted of the murder of a New Zealand woman during a Tinder date has met with an online backlash. Gable Tostee, 30, was charged after Warriena Wright, 26, fell in 2014 from […]

Australian burglar shot in bottom with bow and arrow

Australian burglar shot in bottom with bow and arrow

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The thief escaped in a getaway car after being hit with an arrow A burglar in Australia was shot in the buttocks with a bow and arrow after being confronted by an angry homeowner. The intruder stole cash, car keys and other property from the house in Sydney on […]

Dentsu offices raided amid overwork investigation

Dentsu offices raided amid overwork investigation

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The company says it is taking steps to address any overwork issues Several offices of Japan’s biggest advertising agency have been raided over suspicions its employees are being made to work excessive hours. The raids come after the suicide of a 24-year-old Dentsu employee – the labour ministry ruled it […]

Hong Kong police use pepper spray in China oath-taking protest

Hong Kong police use pepper spray in China oath-taking protest

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police said they had warned protesters to disperse Police in Hong Kong have used pepper spray to disperse thousands of protesters angry at China’s plans that could stop two pro-independence legislators from taking their seats. Beijing is now interpreting one of Hong Kong’s laws to ban Sixtus Leung and Yau […]