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Chinese ‘reeducation camps’ in spotlight at Kazakh trial

Chinese ‘reeducation camps’ in spotlight at Kazakh trial

Secretive “re-education camps” allegedly holding hundreds of thousands of people in a Muslim-majority region in western China are the focus of an explosive court case in Kazakhstan, testing the country’s ties with Beijing. On trial is Sayragul Sauytbay, an ethnic Kazakh Chinese national who is accused of illegally crossing the border to join her husband […]

Saudi Arabia bans 47 video games including Witcher and GTA

Saudi Arabia bans 47 video games including Witcher and GTA

Saudi Arabia says it’s banning a long list of popular video games after allegations surfaced that two children killed themselves after being encouraged to do so in an online game. The Saudi General Commission for Audio-Visual Media said Monday it was banning 47 games, including Grand Theft Auto V, Assassins Creed 2 and Witcher, for unspecified violations of rules […]

‘Shameful’: US lawmakers blast Trump over Putin summit

‘Shameful’: US lawmakers blast Trump over Putin summit

Donald Trump returned late on Monday from his European tour to face ire in Washington, where US intelligence officials and senior Republicans were denouncing the president as “shameful” and “disgraceful” after he refused to challenge Russian leaderVladimir Putin over interference in American elections. Republican Senator John McCain said Trump’s seeming acceptance of Putin’s denial was a […]

Fardeen Khan claps back at trolls with weight loss transformation

Fardeen Khan claps back at trolls with weight loss transformation

Two years ago Fardeen Khan was trolled for having gained weight to the point that he was unrecognisable. He wrote that he’s “living the happiest chapter thus far with lbs to show for it.” And added, “Happy to have been the weekends entertainment for all you trollers. If you have had enough fun please take the time […]

Muslims in China’s ‘Little Mecca’ fear eradication of Islam

Muslims in China’s ‘Little Mecca’ fear eradication of Islam

Green-domed mosques still dominate the skyline of China’s “Little Mecca”, but they have undergone a profound change — no longer do boys flit through their stone courtyards en route to classes and prayers. In what locals told AP they fear is a deliberate move to eradicate Islam, the atheist ruling Communist Party has banned minors […]

Game of Thrones leads Emmy 2018 nominations with 22 nods

Game of Thrones leads Emmy 2018 nominations with 22 nods

Record-breaking fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” made a storming comeback Thursday to Hollywood’s awards circuit after a year off, dominating this year’s Emmy nominations with a whopping 22 nods. The smash hit HBO show, which returns for a shortened eighth and final season next year, will compete once again for the coveted best drama series […]

Parties asked to unite against terrorism

Parties asked to unite against terrorism

CHARSADDA: Qaumi Watan Party chairman Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao has condemned the suicide blast in Yakatoot area of Peshawar on Tuesday night in which at least 20 persons, including ANP leader Haroon Bilour, were killed. Addressing a public meeting in Shabqadar in connection with his election campaign on Wednesday, he expressed deepest sorrow over the killing of […]

Pink star Taapsee Pannu says she’s ‘disturbed’ by Muslims being targeted in India

Pink star Taapsee Pannu says she’s ‘disturbed’ by Muslims being targeted in India

On the trailer launch of upcoming Bollywood film Mulk, actor Taapsee Pannu highlighted the unfair prejudice faced by Muslims in India. The film stars Rishi Kapoor as the head of a Muslim family in India whose member was involved in a terror plot while Taapsee plays his lawyer. Taapsee shared her own experience to explain why the film […]

After Sanju, Sanjay Dutt is releasing his autobiography

After Sanju, Sanjay Dutt is releasing his autobiography

After his biopic Sanju became a box office mega-hit, Sanjay Dutt has started work on his autobiography. According to Indian Express, the actor’s autobiography will include stories that he “never had the chance to tell before.” Looks like there’s much more to Sanju Baba than shown in Sanju. Dutt shares, “I have had the fortune of living […]

How India viral messages helped catch rape suspect

How India viral messages helped catch rape suspect

Viral WhatsApp messages spreading rumours have been blamed for a spate of recent lynchings across India. But police in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh used the platform to track down a rape suspect, reports BBC Hindi’s Nitin Srivastava. The victim, a seven-year-old girl, was reported missing on 26 June by her parents when […]

K-pop drives boom in Korean language lessons

K-pop drives boom in Korean language lessons

Korean is rapidly growing in popularity, in a language-learning boom driven by the popularity of the country’s pop stars. A desire to learn the lyrics of K-Pop hits like Gangnam Style has boosted the Korean language’s popularity explode in countries like the US, Canada, Thailand and Malaysia. A report by the Modern Language Association shows […]