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India bans film in which rapist blames victim

India has banned the broadcasting of a controversial documentary in which one of the men convicted for gang-raping and murdering a female student is shown blaming the victim mainly because of her gender – a move the film’s maker called “arbitrary censorship”. 00    Read More »

US ambassador to South Korea injured by knife-wielding attacker

US ambassador to South Korea injured by knife-wielding attacker

The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, has been injured by a knife-wielding attacker in Seoul. 00    Read More »

US-Bangladesh blogger Avijit Roy hacked to death

US-Bangladesh blogger Avijit Roy hacked to death

A knife-wielding mob has hacked to death a US-Bangladeshi blogger whose writing on religion had brought threats from Islamist hardliners. 00    Read More »

22 dead, 38 injured as bus overturns in Xinjiang

22 dead, 38 injured as bus overturns in Xinjiang

(Xinhua) — A long-distance bus overturned on an expressway in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region late Tuesday night, killing 22 people and injuring 38 others, local authorities confirmed Wednesday. 00    Read More »

Pakistani Taliban attack Shia mosque in Peshawar

Pakistani Taliban attack Shia mosque in Peshawar

Taliban militants have attacked worshippers at a Shia mosque in the Pakistani city of Peshawar with guns and grenades, killing at least 19. 00    Read More »

China executes two cult members for McDonald’s murder

China executes two cult members for McDonald’s murder

(Reuters) – China on Monday executed two members of a banned religious cult, a father and his daughter, for murdering a woman in a McDonald’s restaurant after she rebuffed an apparent recruitment attempt by the group, state media said. 00    Read More »

Kenji Goto: Video ‘shows IS beheading Japan hostage’

Kenji Goto: Video ‘shows IS beheading Japan hostage’

(BBC)  – A video has been released online purporting to show the beheading of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto by Islamic State militants. 00    Read More »

Japan, Jordan working closely on fate of captive Japanese journalist

Japan, Jordan working closely on fate of captive Japanese journalist

(Reuters) – Japan was working closely with Jordan on Friday to find out what was happening to a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants after a deadline passed for the release of an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber on death-row in Jordan. 00    Read More »

China overtakes US for foreign direct investment

China overtakes US for foreign direct investment

(BBC) – China has overtaken the US as the top destination for foreign direct investment (FDI), for the first time since 2003. 00    Read More »

Malaysia declares MH370 an accident

Malaysia declares MH370 an accident

(BBC) – The Malaysian government has officially declared the disappearance of Malaysian Airline flight MH370 an accident and has said that there were no survivors. 00    Read More »