Sri Lanka’s Galle cricket stadium risks being demolished

Image copyright AFP Image caption England fans watch their team play Sri Lanka at Galle Stadium in 2012 One of the world’s most picturesque cricket stadiums is at risk of being demolished because it threatens the heritage status of a nearby fort. Galle cricket stadium, in southern Sri Lanka, is famed for its stunning views […]

Raza Khan: Pakistani activist missing for seven months returns home

Image caption Activist Raza Khan was taken from his home by unidentified men in December 2017 A Pakistani activist who went missing seven months ago has returned to his home in Lahore, his friends say. Raza Khan was picked up from his residence in the northern city by unidentified men last December. On the day […]

The 600 greyhounds left behind in Macau

Macau’s controversial greyhound racetrack, the Canidrome Club, is shutting down, leaving behind 600 dogs. City officials say they will take care of the greyhounds, but their ultimate fate remains uncertain. Video by Martin Yip of BBC Chinese, and Tessa Wong. Source link

India’s PM Narendra Modi startled by Rahul Gandhi hug

Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi surprised his political foe Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Indian parliament – with a hug. He made the gesture after a scathing speech targeted at Mr Modi’s government, during a no-confidence motion. The Indian PM is known for hugging world leaders. Source link

Pakistan election: Imran Khan scents victory

Image copyright AFP Image caption Imran Khan’s supporters have never been nearer to victory, opinion polls suggest Leading Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan has told the BBC his opponents in elections next week will “lose because of their track record” when in power. Mr Khan dismissed concerns about the fairness of the elections. “The status […]

Thai cave: Artists’ huge mural honours rescue heroes

A giant mural entitled The Heroes has been created in Chiang Rai, Thailand, to honour the rescue operation that saved 12 young footballers and their coach, who were trapped in a cave for over a fortnight. Image copyright Getty Images Image copyright Getty Images The artwork was created by a team of local artists, and […]

Durham rugby players in Sri Lanka had ‘taken heroin’ before death

Image copyright DCRFC Image caption Thomas Baty (left) and Thomas Howard complained of breathing difficulties after going to a nightclub Two County Durham amateur rugby players who died while on a club tour had taken heroin, a court in Sri Lanka has heard. Thomas Howard, 25, and Thomas Baty, 26, died after visiting a nightclub […]

James Packer: Australia tycoon quits boards amid focus on health

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption James Packer won praise for publicly acknowledging mental health struggles Australian billionaire James Packer has quit 22 company directorships in recent weeks, in a retreat from business that began with his acknowledgement of mental health issues. The move follows a decision in March to resign from the board of […]

Neil Prakash: Turkey rejects extradition of Australian jihadist

Image caption Neil Prakash appeared in IS propaganda videos A Turkish court has ruled against extraditing Australia’s most wanted jihadist, Neil Prakash, to face terrorism charges in his home country. Prakash was arrested in Turkey in 2016 after crossing from Syria. He later admitted partial blame for Islamic State group terror plots in Australia. In […]

Sheela Birnstiel on the documentary series Wild Wild Country

The series Wild Wild Country series tells a dramatic tale of the rise and fall of a guru’s commune in the US State of Oregon. The BBC’s Ishleen Kaur went to Switzerland to meet its central character, Sheela. Reporter and Producer: Ishleen Kaur Camera: Paul Francis Editing: Tom Beal Archive footage and clips courtesy of […]

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