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China tanker fire: Bodies found as Sanchi burns, one week on

China tanker fire: Bodies found as Sanchi burns, one week on

Media captionSalvage workers managed to board the burning oil tanker on Saturday Salvage workers have managed to board a burning oil tanker off China’s coast, recovering the bodies of two crewmen before smoke forced them to leave. The Sanchi is still ablaze one week after a collision with a cargo ship. The salvage team also […]

India boat capsize: Three school students die off Mumbai

India boat capsize: Three school students die off Mumbai

A rescue operation is continuing after a boat carrying 40 school students capsized off the Indian coast near Mumbai. Thirty-two pupils have been rescued so far and three bodies, said to be girls, have been found, according to reports. Ships have been diverted to the area near Dahanu, in Maharashtra state, to help with the […]

Pakistan Zainab murder: Anger in Kasur as other parents speak out

Pakistan Zainab murder: Anger in Kasur as other parents speak out

Media captionThe rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab sparked outrage in Pakistan Kasur is an angry city right now. The murder and sexual assault of six-year-old Zainab Ansari, who disappeared on her way to a Koran class on 4 January, has sparked deadly riots. Zainab was last seen alive on CCTV footage walking hand in […]

Bullying suicide: Mourners wear blue for Akubra girl Dolly

Bullying suicide: Mourners wear blue for Akubra girl Dolly

Image copyright Facebook/akubraofficial Image caption ‘Dolly’ Everett had been the face of a well-known Akubra campaign Mourners wearing blue have remembered Australian teenager Amy “Dolly” Everett who took her own life after alleged cyber-bullying. The death of the 14-year-old girl, once the face of iconic Australian outback hat brand Akubra, prompted grief and shock across […]

China shuts Marriott’s website over Tibet, Taiwan error

China shuts Marriott’s website over Tibet, Taiwan error

Image copyright Getty Images China has shut down the websites of Marriot International for a week, after the firm listed Tibet and others as separate countries. The hotel group has apologised for the error and said it did not support separatist movements in China. Tibet, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau were listed as individual nations […]

Black snow troubles pollution-weary Kazakhs in Temirtau

Skip Instagram post by temirtau.city Автор @toleubai.aldiyar Поиграем в снежки? ☺ #темиртау #temirtau #temirtaucity A post shared by Темиртау | Казахстан (@temirtau.city) on Jan 5, 2018 at 6:08am PST End of Instagram post by temirtau.city Image Copyright temirtau.city temirtau.city Much of the snow in the city of Temirtau in central Kazakhstan is black. Instead of […]

Cyclone Joyce: Australian residents warned to take shelter

Cyclone Joyce: Australian residents warned to take shelter

Image copyright BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY Image caption A satellite image of Cyclone Joyce as it nears Australia’s north-west coast Communities in Australia’s north-west are bracing for a tropical cyclone, the second to hit the region in two weeks. Cyclone Joyce, currently a category one system, is due to make landfall near Broome in Western Australia […]

Pakistan Zainab murder: Girl’s father speaks of devastating grief

Pakistan Zainab murder: Girl’s father speaks of devastating grief

Media captionThe rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab sparked outrage in Pakistan Protesters have set a government office on fire in the Pakistani city of Kasur, in a second day of riots after the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl. Zainab’s body was found in a rubbish dump on Tuesday, several days after she […]

China warship sails near Japan-controlled islands

China warship sails near Japan-controlled islands

Image copyright AFP Image caption The uninhabited islands are a regular source of tension between China and Japan Japan has summoned the Chinese ambassador in Tokyo, after a Chinese frigate sailed near disputed islands in the East China Sea. A foreign submarine was also spotted near the islands on Wednesday and Thursday, although its nationality […]

Chinese boy with frozen hair reignites poverty debate

Chinese boy with frozen hair reignites poverty debate

Image copyright People’s Daily Image caption Pictures of eight-year-old Little Wang were shared tens of thousands of times An eight-year-old Chinese pupil, dubbed “Ice Boy” by social media users after images emerged of him arriving at school with swollen hands and frost on his hair and eyebrows, has sparked renewed discussion online about child poverty. […]