April 19, 2019

Leica China video sparks backlash over Tiananmen Square image

Leica China video sparks backlash over Tiananmen Square image Image copyright Reuters Image caption This year marks the 30th anniversary of the pro-democracy protests A promotional video for camera company Leica has sparked backlash in China for featuring a famous Tiananmen Square image. The video depicts photographers working in conflicts around the world, including a photographer covering the 1989 protests. People on Chinese social media site Weibo have called for a boycott of the camera brand. Leica has distanced itself from the video. "Tank Man" was a lone protester who brought a column of tanks to a standstill during a crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing in 1989. He refused to move out of the way and climbed onto the leading tank to speak to the driver. He was later pulled away from the scene by two men. What happened to him remains unknown. Beginning with the caption "Beijing 1989", the Leica video features a photographer taking the famous image. The "Tank Man" ..
April 19, 2019

China bans three marathon cheat runners for life

China bans three marathon cheat runners for life Image copyright Reuters Image caption Runners competing at the Boston marathon on Monday 15 April Three Chinese marathon runners have been banned from competing for life after breaking the rules at the Boston marathon on Monday. One participant gave his bib to someone else while the other two used forged certificates to gain entry. The Chinese Athletic Association (CAA) has vowed to root out cheats to avoid giving the country a bad name. The sport is rapidly growing in China, with 1,500 running events last year compared to just 22 in 2011. More than 500 Chinese runners took part in the marathon in Boston. With the increase in popularity there have been numerous cases of cheating, such as people taking shortcuts and one woman jumping on a bike to complete a portion of a race in China. The CAA said it banned the trio from all future races because they had a "negative impact" on China in the international community. The Xinhua news ..
April 19, 2019

India voter ‘chops off finger’ after voting for wrong party

India voter 'chops off finger' after voting for wrong party Image copyright Yogesh Kumar Singh Image caption Mr Kumar says he voted for the "wrong" political party An Indian voter says he chopped off his index finger after realising he had voted for the "wrong" political party. Pawan Kumar says he accidentally ended up voting for the governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in a video that has gone viral. He wanted to vote for a regional party - but was confused by the many symbols on the voting machine. Every voter's index finger is marked with indelible ink after they cast their ballot. He cast his vote on Thursday in Bulandshahr in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. This was the second phase of polling in the Indian general election. "I wanted to vote for the elephant, but I voted for the flower by mistake," Mr Kumar can be heard saying in the video. He is referring to the party symbols displayed on the voting machine next to the name of each candidate. Modi: The ..
April 19, 2019

Homeless Australian man reunited with lost rat pet by police

Homeless Australian man reunited with lost rat pet by police Image copyright facebook.com/nswpoliceforce Image caption The pair had been separated for almost two weeks A homeless man in Sydney, Australia, has been reunited with his pet rat which disappeared earlier this month. Chris, 59, is a well known figure in downtown Sydney where the rat, called Lucy, is usually curled up on a box in front of him. But one day his little companion disappeared as he stepped away to take a toilet break. After a social media appeal, New South Wales police tracked down the missing pet and reunited the pair on Thursday. Is it time to stop hating the rat? 'How one stray dog changed my life forever' Fat rat saved from tight spot by rescuers Chris had assumed Lucy was stolen after she disappeared from the milk crate where he'd left her. Desperate to find her, he put a note up on his box, asking if anyone had seen her. What followed was an outpouring of support, with people posting the..
April 18, 2019

Will Chinese road destroy Pakistani fishermen’s livelihoods?

April 18, 2019

Australia dingo attack: Father saves toddler from wild dog

Australia dingo attack: Father saves toddler from wild dog Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The dingo entered the campervan and bit the toddler's neck A father has saved his son from a dingo attack after the toddler was dragged from a campervan at an Australian tourist island, say officials. The 14-month-old boy was sleeping inside the vehicle on a remote area of Fraser Island in Queensland when the wild dog entered and bit his neck. His parents were woken by their son's cries which were "getting further away from the campervan", said a paramedic. The father immediately ran out and snatched him from the dingo's jaws. The toddler suffered two deep cuts to the top of his neck and minor cuts to his scalp in Thursday's incident. He was airlifted to hospital for treatment. Paramedic Ben Du Toit told local media the father, who has not been named, "found the dingo dragging the toddler away from the campervan". Several other dingoes were in the area. "He immed..
April 18, 2019

UK arrest warrant for ‘Tory slap’ journalist

Chinese journalist Kong Linlin faces arrest over 'Tory slap' claim Image copyright CCTV-13 Image caption Kong Linlin is a correspondent for China's official state broadcaster An arrest warrant has been issued for a Chinese journalist who failed to appear before magistrates. Kong Linlin, 49, was charged with common assault after an incident at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham on 30 September 2018. A summons was posted to her address in King's Cross, London, for a hearing at Birmingham Magistrates' Court. She is alleged to have assaulted a delegate during a discussion about political freedoms in Hong Kong. Latest news from the West MidlandsThe case against Ms Kong, a London-based correspondent for China's official state broadcaster CCTV, was dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service in November but was later reinstated. After she failed to attend the hearing, a warrant for her arrest was issued by a deputy district judge. Follow BBC West Midla..
April 18, 2019

India election 2019: The debunked fake news that keeps coming back

India election 2019: The debunked fake news that keeps coming back Image copyright Getty Images The largest democratic exercise in history is under way to decide who will govern India for the next five years - but there are serious concerns about the extent of false information circulating online. In the lead-up to the vote, there have been vigorous efforts by fact-checking organisations and social media platforms to debunk misleading information or misrepresentation. These efforts are a first step, but it's clear that false information is still being spread. Reality Check looks at some of the misleading rumours that have persisted during this election campaign. Sonia Gandhi and the QueenA false story that has been widely shared on social media claims Sonia Gandhi, the Italian-born leader of the main opposition Congress party, is richer than the Queen. But the story was debunked six years ago. In a country where income inequality is a highly emotive issue, inaccurate stories abou..
April 18, 2019

Jung lovers: BTS delve into psychology on their album, Map Of The Soul

Jung lovers: BTS delve into psychology on their album, Map Of The Soul Image caption BTS's album, Map Of The Soul: Persona, is heading for number one on both sides of the Atlantic Almost 30 years ago, in a classroom in the Jung Institute of Evanston, Illinois, Dr Murray Stein delivered a series of lectures that have had an unexpected impact on pop history. The topic was Carl Jung, the founding father of analytic psychology, who proposed and developed the concepts of extravert and introvert personalities, and the power of the unconscious. Dr Stein had condensed Jung's theories, originally scattered across 18 volumes of his collected works, into an accessible primer for students and trainee psychoanalysts. His course became a book - Jung's Map Of The Soul - which is now recognised as one of the best introductions to the concepts of analytical psychology, reprinted 15 times in English, and translated into dozens of languages. Much to Dr Stein's surprise, it is also t..
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