Australian schoolgirl raises alarm over flesh-eating disease

Australian schoolgirl raises alarm over flesh-eating disease

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cases of a flesh-eating disease have rapidly increased in parts of Victoria (File photo) An Australian schoolgirl suffering from a flesh-eating ulcer is calling for better government funding for research into the infectious disease. Ella Crofts, 13, is slowly recovering from a Buruli ulcer, a skin disease more usually […]

India girl ‘raped by teachers’ critical after abortion

India girl ‘raped by teachers’ critical after abortion

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Horrific rape cases in India have drawn protests in recent years A teenager in India who was allegedly raped by two school staff over a three-month period is in critical condition after being forced to have an abortion. Doctors told BBC Hindi she has suffered brain damage. Police have […]

Sri Lankan baby trade: Minister admits illegal adoption trade

Sri Lankan baby trade: Minister admits illegal adoption trade

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Sri Lankan health minister said foreign adoptions were temporarily banned in the 1980s because of “baby farms” Sri Lankan authorities have admitted in a Dutch documentary that thousands of babies born there were fraudulently sold for adoption abroad in the 1980s. Up to 11,000 children may have been […]

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar VP ‘concerned’ about Rakhine exodus

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar VP ‘concerned’ about Rakhine exodus

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Van Thio said the “great majority” of Muslims had stayed in Myanmar Myanmar’s Vice-President Henry Van Thio has said his government is “deeply concerned” about the exodus of people from Rakhine state into Bangladesh. Speaking at the UN General Assembly, he said Myanmar was investigating “a problem of […]

North Korea says Trump speech is ‘a dog’s bark’

North Korea says Trump speech is ‘a dog’s bark’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump has taken to calling Kim Jong-un “rocket man” North Korea’s top diplomat has called US President Donald Trump’s speech to the UN “the sound of a barking dog”. Speaking to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, Mr Trump said he would “totally destroy” North Korea if it […]

Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal

Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal

Image copyright Getty Images Alphabet’s Google has struck a $1.1bn (£822m) deal with Taiwan’s HTC to expand its smartphone business. Google will not take a stake in the firm, but some HTC staff will join the Silicon Valley giant. The Taiwanese company was once a major player in the smartphone market but has struggled to […]

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi speech criticised by global leaders

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi speech criticised by global leaders

Media captionThe BBC’s Jonah Fisher looks at Ms Suu Kyi’s speech Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi is facing mounting international pressure for her handling of violence in Rakhine state and the Rohingya refugee crisis. In a speech on Tuesday, Myanmar’s de facto leader condemned rights abuses but did not blame the army or address allegations […]

India rape: Second uncle held in 10-year-old pregnant child’s case

India rape: Second uncle held in 10-year-old pregnant child’s case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Campaigners say 50% of abusers are known to the child or are “persons in trust and care-givers” A second uncle of a 10-year-old Indian child who gave birth to a baby girl last month has been arrested for allegedly raping her. He is the younger brother of the uncle […]

Suu Kyi Rohingya speech criticised by global leaders

Suu Kyi Rohingya speech criticised by global leaders

Media captionThe BBC’s Jonah Fisher looks at Ms Suu Kyi’s speech Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi is facing mounting international pressure for her handling of violence in Rakhine state and the Rohingya refugee crisis. In a speech on Tuesday, the de facto leader condemned rights abuses but did not blame the army or address allegations […]

Khalid Latif: Pakistan batsman banned for five years after spot-fixing inquiry

Khalid Latif: Pakistan batsman banned for five years after spot-fixing inquiry

Khalid Latif has played five one-day internationals and 13 Twenty20 internationals for Pakistan. Pakistan batsman Khalid Latif has been banned from cricket for five years for his part in a spot-fixing ring. A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) tribunal handed down the punishment after finding Latif guilty of all charges at a hearing on Wednesday, The […]