Sacred Tibetan monastery in Lhasa hit by fire

Sacred Tibetan monastery in Lhasa hit by fire

Image copyright Twitter Image caption Footage posted online showed flames billowing from the ancient compound A fire has hit the most important shrine in Tibetan Buddhism – the Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa. Footage posted online showed flames billowing from the roof and what appeared to be at least one gutted pagoda. No casualties were reported. […]

Australia MP George Christensen criticised over gun photo

Australia MP George Christensen criticised over gun photo

Image copyright FACEBOOK Image caption Government MP George Christensen posted this image with a caption: “Do you feel lucky, greenie punks?” An Australian MP has drawn criticism for posting a photo online that showed him aiming a gun and asking: “Do you feel lucky, greenie punks?” George Christensen, a government MP, put the photo on […]

Malaysia wishes wrong New Year with a barking rooster

Malaysia wishes wrong New Year with a barking rooster

Image copyright AFP Image caption The barking rooster appeared in Chinese-language newspapers The Malaysian government is facing ridicule after it took out a full-page advert to celebrate the Lunar New Year – featuring a barking rooster. The Year of the Rooster – based on the Chinese zodiac – has just ended, giving way to the […]

Kiwis consider foreign house buyer ban

Kiwis consider foreign house buyer ban

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The dream of home ownership is fading for many New Zealanders In one of the world’s most liveable cities, and arguably its windiest, there are tough choices for prospective first-time property buyers in Wellington, where real estate prices soared by more than 18% in the year to June 2017. […]

New Zealand v England: Hosts reach T20 tri-series final despite defeat

New Zealand v England: Hosts reach T20 tri-series final despite defeat

Opener Colin Munro helped New Zealand qualify with a blistering 18-ball fifty England beat New Zealand by two runs but failed to reach the Twenty20 tri-series final against Australia. Captain Eoin Morgan hit 80 not out to help England post 194-7, ensuring they needed to restrict New Zealand to less than 175 to go through […]

Pakistan: Zainab Ansari’s killer gets four death sentences

Pakistan: Zainab Ansari’s killer gets four death sentences

Image copyright AFP Image caption Zainab’s rape and murder sparked outrage in Pakistan A court in Pakistan has given a 24-year-old man, Imran Ali, four death sentences for raping and murdering a six-year old girl last month. Zainab Ansari’s body was found in a rubbish dump in the city of Kasur, south of Lahore, on […]

Nirav Modi fraud investigation makes first arrests

Nirav Modi fraud investigation makes first arrests

Image copyright AFP Image caption The fraud is linked to luxury jeweller Nirav Modi Three people have been arrested on suspicion of helping a billionaire jeweller to defraud one of India’s largest banks of millions. Nirav Modi, a diamond broker and luxury jeweller to celebrities, is being investigated in a $44m (£31m) fraud case at […]

New Zealand goose: How one blind bisexual bird became an icon

New Zealand goose: How one blind bisexual bird became an icon

Image copyright WBRT Image caption Thomas (pictured) spent most of his life together with a male swan by the name of Henry A memorial is being held for a New Zealander who spent most of his life as a loving partner, caring father and an icon of the LGBT community. Thomas the goose died 6 […]

In Pictures: Millions celebrate Lunar New Year

According to Chinese astrology, anyone born in the Year of the Dog will be loyal and forthright with a keen sense of justice, but also stubborn, irritable and easily angered. In Pictures: Millions celebrate Lunar New Year}

Lunar New Year: Chinese TV gala includes ‘racist blackface’ sketch

Lunar New Year: Chinese TV gala includes ‘racist blackface’ sketch

Image copyright Youtube/CCTV Image caption By some estimates, the show is the most watched entertainment programme on earth A skit on China’s biggest Lunar New Year TV show has sparked widespread criticism and accusations of racism. In a comedy routine celebrating Chinese-African ties an Asian actress appears in blackface and with exaggerated buttocks. Using make-up […]

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