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 […]

Australia bank inquiry: ‘They didn’t care who they hurt’

Henry Kummerfeld once owned two farms in Australia, but both were seized by his bank when a cattle deal fell through. He is among thousands of Australians who allege misconduct by the nation’s banking and financial institutions – currently the subject of a national inquiry. Mr Kummerfeld tells the BBC how he “lost everything”. Video […]

The Australian bank customers who lost everything

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAustralia bank inquiry: ‘They didn’t care who they hurt’ Australia is holding a 12-month national inquiry into misconduct in its banking and financial institutions. Five months in, some allegations aired in public hearings have shocked even industry watchers. They include evidence of predatory loans, widespread reckless practices […]

PUBG game apologises for ‘offensive mask’

Image copyright Tencent/PUBG The makers of online death match game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) have apologised after the design of an in-game item upset some Korean fans. On Saturday, a pilot’s mask which appeared to feature a rising sun design was added to the game’s store. Many Korean and Chinese people find the symbol offensive because […]

Philippines v Australia basketball: 13 players suspended after on-court brawl

The game was stopped when the Philippines were left with just one player on court The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) has suspended 13 players after an on-court brawl during a World Cup qualifying tie between the Philippines and Australia earlier this month. Ten Philippine players have been banned for 35 games between them, while three […]

The unique makeup of Rohingya Muslim girls and women in Bangladesh

Reuters photographer Clodagh Kilcoyne has created a series of portraits of Rohingya Muslim girls and women in refugee camps in southern Bangladesh, capturing their striking traditional makeup. Image copyright Reuters Image copyright Reuters Image copyright Reuters More than 700,000 Rohingya people have fled the destruction of their homes and persecution in the northern Rakhine province […]

How WhatsApp helped turn an Indian village into a lynch mob

Image caption Mohammad Salman was beaten on false rumours he was a child kidnapper A 32-year-old Indian software engineer has become the latest victim in a spate of mob lynchings, allegedly spurred by child abduction rumours spreading over WhatsApp. BBC Telugu’s Deepthi Bathini reports on how the attack unfolded. “They kept hitting us, demanding to […]

Thai cave boys: 'This experience makes me stronger'

The 12 boys and their football coach describe their time trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand. Source link

India rape: 17 men accused of multiple attacks on 11-year-old girl in Chennai

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The accused men covered their faces as they were brought to court under tight security in Chennai Seventeen men have been charged in India with the gang-rape of an 11-year-old girl in the city of Chennai. Police say the girl was raped repeatedly since the start of the year. They […]

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