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Bangladesh ‘cafe attack planner killed’ in police raid

Bangladesh ‘cafe attack planner killed’ in police raid

Image copyright AP Image caption Residents gathered to watch as the raid unfolded in Narayanganj Bangladeshi police say they have stormed a hideout near Dhaka and killed the suspected planner of a cafe attack last month that left 22 people dead. “Tamim Chowdhury is dead,” said senior police officer Sanwar Hossain, referring to the Bangladeshi-Canadian […]

China school pollution reports ‘wrong’ – investigation

China school pollution reports ‘wrong’ – investigation

Image copyright Sina Weibo Image caption The original report on China’s state news broadcaster was unusually outspoken Investigators in China say they have found no evidence that pollution caused hundreds of school pupils to become sick earlier this year. State TV in April said soil tests near the school showed chemical levels at 95,000 times […]

Bangladesh ‘cafe attack planner killed’ in police raid

Bangladesh ‘cafe attack planner killed’ in police raid

Image copyright AP Image caption Residents gathered to watch as the raid unfolded in Narayanganj Bangladeshi police say they have stormed a hideout near Dhaka and killed the suspected planner of a cafe attack last month that left 22 people dead. “Tamim Chowdhury is dead,” said senior police officer Sanwar Hossain, referring to the Bangladeshi-Canadian […]

Bangladesh ‘cafe attack planner killed’ in police raid

Bangladesh ‘cafe attack planner killed’ in police raid

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police and army forces were called in to end the July cafe attack Bangladeshi police say they have stormed a hideout near Dhaka and killed the suspected planner of a cafe attack last month that left 22 people dead. “Tamim Chowdhury is dead,” said senior police officer Sanwar Hossain, referring […]

China joins UN in condemning North Korea ballistic missile tests

China joins UN in condemning North Korea ballistic missile tests

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption A replica of a Scud missile (centre) similar to those believed launched by the North in July China has joined the 14 other members of the UN Security Council in strongly condemning North Korea for test-firing ballistic missiles. The Security Council issued a unanimous statement, agreeing to take “significant […]

The woman who kills drug dealers

The woman who kills drug dealers

Image copyright Carlo Gabuco The Philippines is in the midst of a brutal war on drugs sanctioned by the controversial President Rodrigo Duterte, which has seen almost 2,000 killings in a matter of weeks. The BBC’s Jonathan Head explores the country’s dark underbelly of dealers and assassins through the story of one woman trapped in […]

Czech hiker describes ‘harrowing’ 30-day ordeal in NZ

Media captionPavlina Pizova and Ondrej Petr got lost in bad conditions A Czech hiker who went missing a month ago in the snowy mountains of New Zealand has described the “harrowing” ordeal in which her partner died. Pavlina Pizova said she and Ondrej Petr began hiking the Routeburn track in Fiordland National Park on 26 […]

Nic Naitanui calls for education after child’s blackface tribute

Nic Naitanui calls for education after child’s blackface tribute

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nic Naitanui, a West Coast Eagles footballer, is of Fijian heritage An Australian footballer has called for better education about race, after a mother painted her son’s skin brown as a tribute to him, drawing widespread criticism. The mother had intended for her son to look like his idol, […]

The haze is back across South East Asia

The haze is back across South East Asia

Image copyright Reuters The haze is back across areas of South East Asia. The air pollution is caused by the burning of forests and peat land in Indonesia so it can be used for growing crops, mostly lucrative palm oil. An annual feature of life in Indonesia’s neighbouring countries, it has been blamed for deaths […]

Top S Korea executive found dead

Top S Korea executive found dead

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Local media said a suicide note was found in Lee In-won’s car The vice chairman of South Korea’s Lotte Group has been found dead hours before he was to be questioned in a corruption probe. The firm confirmed the death of Lee In-won but did not give a cause of […]