Faith in ruins: China’s vanishing mosques

The BBC has found new evidence of the increasing control and suppression of Islam in China’s far western region of Xinjiang – including the widespread destruction of mosques. Authorities provided rare access to religious sites and senior Islamic officials to support their claim that their policies only target violent religious extremism, not faith itself. But […]

Cricket World Cup: Kane Williamson’s majestic 106 sees New Zealand beat South Africa

Highlights: Williamson leads Kiwis to win over SA ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, Edgbaston South Africa 241-6 (49 overs): Van der Dussen 67*, Amla 55 New Zealand 245-6 (48.3 overs): Williamson 106*, De Grandhomme 60 New Zealand won by four wickets Scorecard; Table; Schedule New Zealand captain Kane Williamson played one of the great World […]

North Korea drought: South Korea to send 50,000 tonnes of rice

Image copyright WFP Image caption A series of events have led to North Korea’s worst harvest in a decade South Korea plans to send 50,000 tonnes of rice to drought-stricken North Korea, its first food donation to the isolated nation in a decade. A severe drought, compounded by economic sanctions, has led to chronic food […]

Bangladesh and China power plant workers in deadly mass brawl

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than 1,000 police officers were needed to restore calm at the construction site Police in Bangladesh have broken up a fight between hundreds of Chinese and Bangladeshi workers at the site of a partly-built China-funded power plant. One Chinese worker was killed in the fighting in the southern […]

HK billionaire to pay $14m in tuition fees for Chinese students

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Li Ka-Shing Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka-Shing has pledged to pay the tuition fees for a class of Chinese university students through his charitable foundation. The Li Ka-Shing Foundation will fund Shantou University’s 2019 incoming class for up to five years. Mr Li, aged 90, is worth $30.4bn […]

MH17 plane crash: Investigators ‘expected to name four suspects’

Image copyright NurPhoto via Getty Image caption All 283 passengers, including 80 children, and 15 crew members were killed Investigators probing the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet in eastern Ukraine in 2014 will present new evidence later on Wednesday. The Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) is expected to name suspects and announce charges for […]

Viewpoint: How the British reshaped India’s caste system

Image copyright AFP A Google search for basic information on India’s caste system lists many sites that, with varying degrees of emphasis, outline three popular tropes on the phenomenon. First, the caste system is a four-fold categorical hierarchy of the Hindu religion – with Brahmins (priests/teachers) on top, followed, in order, by Kshatriyas (rulers/warriors), Vaishyas […]

Australian retail: Why so many fashion brands have collapsed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Many Australian retail chains, including the local arm of Topshop, have struggled A cascade of Australian fashion brands have shut up shop in recent times. The BBC’s Frances Mao looks at why the nation’s retailers are struggling. At first they would blame the weather for keeping customers away. It was […]

Pakistan avalanche: Six trapped climbers rescued from mountain

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Hindu Kush mountain range attracts climbers from all over the world Six mountaineers who were trapped by an avalanche on a mountain in northern Pakistan have been rescued. Helicopters reached the four Italian and two Pakistani climbers on Tuesday in a remote area of the Ghizer district near […]

Deadly earthquake hits China’s Sichuan province

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Several buildings collapsed, trapping people underneath At least 12 people have been killed and more than 100 injured in a strong earthquake which shook the south-western Chinese province of Sichuan. The 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Yibin in Changning County, south-east of the provincial capital Chengdu, late on Monday, officials […]

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