MH370 not deliberately crashed by pilot, say investigators

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some items of debris have been found, but the official search for MH370 has ended Australian investigators have rejected claims that the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was deliberately brought down by the pilot. Recent speculation that the jet was the subject of a “controlled ditching” into the sea was […]

Forced marriage: Mum guilty of making daughter wed older man

Image copyright PA Image caption A jury at Birmingham Crown Court found the mother guilty of two counts of forced marriage A mother who forced her daughter to marry a relative almost twice her age has been convicted in the first successful prosecution of its type. The woman duped the teenager into travelling to Pakistan […]

Trump and South Korea’s Moon hold talks on Kim summit

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Moon (right) will try to calm nerves in his meetings with Mr Trump (right) US President Donald Trump and South Korea’s Moon Jae-in are due to hold talks in Washington, amid uncertainty over a planned US-North Korea summit. Last week the North said it may cancel the summit if […]

Who is India’s hugging saint Kanye West tweeted about?

Image copyright AFP Amid a series of tweets warning against the evils of smartphone addiction, US rapper Kanye West suddenly posted a picture of India’s “hugging saint”. Accompanied with the caption “sometimes we all need hugs”, West also said that “Amma Mata” had given more than 32 million hugs. Amma, which means mother, is famous […]

Australian archbishop Philip Wilson guilty of concealing child sex abuses

Image copyright CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF ADELAIDE Image caption Philip Wilson is the most senior Catholic to be convicted of covering up child sexual abuse An Australian court has found a Catholic archbishop guilty of concealing child sexual abuse in the 1970s. Philip Wilson, the archbishop of Adelaide, becomes the most senior Catholic in the world […]

North Korea summit: Pence warns Kim Jong-un not to ‘play Trump’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mike Pence made the comments in a Fox News interview to be broadcast on Monday night US Vice President Mike Pence has warned North Korea’s Kim Jong-un not to “play” President Donald Trump if they meet next month. “It would be a great mistake for Kim Jong-un to think […]

China launch will prep for Moon landing

Image copyright AFP Image caption The satellite launched on a Long March-4C rocket from the Xichang launch centre China has launched a relay satellite to prepare for a lunar rover mission planned for later in the year. The Queqiao spacecraft will establish a communications link between Earth and the landing mission, which looks set to […]

Could North Korean defectors affect Trump summit?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A file photo of Baengnyeong island, where the North Korean defectors were found by South Korean officials Two North Koreans defected to the South at the weekend, highlighting an issue that has been a source of constant tension over the years. Could the latest defection – the first since […]

India police extract 106 cocaine capsules from woman’s stomach

Image copyright Getty Images India police say they have successfully extracted 106 cocaine capsules from a woman who was allegedly trying to smuggle the drugs into the country. The 25-year-old foreign national was arrested at the international airport in the capital Delhi on 14 May after a tip-off, police said. She is reported to have […]

Deadly Nipah virus claims victims in India

Image copyright AFP Image caption Bats are mainly considered to be virus’s natural host. Health officials in the south Indian state of Kerala say nine people have died in confirmed and suspected cases of the deadly Nipah virus. Three victims tested positive for the virus in the last fortnight. The results of the remaining six […]

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