Afghanistan conflict: Female judges shot dead in Kabul

The two women were targeted by gunmen while travelling to their office in a vehicle, officials…

Covid-19 cases force Australian Open players into lockdown

Dozens of top players are forced to isolate for 14 days, throwing their preparations into disarray.…

India to begin first round of massive Covid vaccination programme

But concerns have been raised over the efficacy of Covaxin because the regulator’s emergency approval came…

US has conceded too much to Taliban, says Afghan vice-president

The Afghan vice-president tells the BBC that the latest US troop withdrawal will lead to violence.…

China’s pressure and propaganda – the reality of reporting Xinjiang

In addition to heavy restrictions on journalists in the Xinjiang region, China alleges “fake news”. BBC…

Rajini Chandy: The 69-year-old Indian actress trolled for ‘too sexy’ photos

Rajini Chandy, a southern Indian actress, has raised hackles in a state where women still dress…

Taliban cracks down on ‘costly’ polygamy

The group’s leader in Afghanistan says the practice is “inviting criticism”. It’s also proving expensive. BBC…

India’s Kumbh Mela festival begins amid Covid concerns

Kumbh Mela: How to plan a festival for 100m people BBC News – Asia Source –…

Park Geun-hye: South Korea court upholds 20-year jail term for ex-leader

image copyrightAFP image captionMs Park was brought to court in May 2017 shortly after her arrest…