December 4, 2018

China cracks down on $4.3m worth of illegal and fake beauty products

China cracks down on $4.3m worth of illegal and fake beauty products Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Beauty procedures like injecting botox are big business in China Police in China have cracked down on a supply network of unlicensed and counterfeit beauty products, state media said. About 30m yuan ($4.3m, £3.4m) worth of fake Botox and vitamin C injections, as well as illegally imported hyaluronic acid were sold by the network in a six month period, said Xinhua news agency. Authorities have charged five people in connection with the case. No details were given on people these products may have been administered to. Authorities first found the products in September last year after a snap inspection of a beauty parlour in Changde city. The products being sold at the salon were traced back to a supplier in Jilin province - identified only as Zuo - who was selling them via messaging app WeChat. Police raided Zuo's warehouse and found over 2,300 bottles of hyalur..
December 4, 2018

Arrests over India policeman killed by ‘cow slaughter’ mob

Arrests over India policeman killed by 'cow slaughter' mob Image copyright Courtesy: Sumit Sharma Image caption Police officer Subodh Kumar Singh died in clashes over alleged cow slaughter Two people have been held in connection with the killing of a police officer in mob violence over alleged cow slaughter in India's Uttar Pradesh state. Police are looking for 24 others suspected to be involved in the murder in Bulandshahr district on Monday. Subodh Kumar Singh died when right-wing Hindu groups clashed with police over their alleged inability to stop cow slaughter. The mob also set fire to a police station in the district. An 18-year-old protester was killed and another policeman was injured in the violence. The police have also registered cases of rioting, attempt to murder and destruction of property against 50 unnamed people. Shops and schools in the area are shut and more than a thousand policemen have been deployed, says BBC Hindi's Nitin Srivastava in Bulan..
December 3, 2018

Arsalan Khawaja: Australia cricket star’s brother ‘framed’ terror suspect

Arsalan Khawaja: Australia cricket star's brother 'framed' terror suspect Image copyright FACEBOOK Image caption Arsalan Khawaja (l) is the brother of Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja The brother of Australian cricket star Usman Khawaja has been arrested for allegedly framing another man over a fake terror plot. Police in Australia will charge Arsalan Khawaja, 39, with forgery and an attempt to pervert justice. In August, police charged a Sri Lankan student in Sydney over an alleged plan in a notebook about killing Australian politicians. Mohamed Kamer Nizamdeen was detained for a month before being released. The 25-year-old PhD student had claimed that that he was framed by a rival at his workplace, the University of New South Wales. On Tuesday, police alleged Mr Nizamdeen had been "set up in a planned and calculated manner" by Mr Khawaja. Mr Khawaja, who worked in the same department as Mr Nizamdeen, had been partly motivated by a "personal grievance" over a woman, ..
December 3, 2018

PewDiePie in battle with T-Series to keep top YouTube spot

PewDiePie in battle with T-Series to keep top YouTube spot Image copyright Pewdiepie Image caption PewDiePie posts vlogs and video game commentaries. YouTuber PewDiePie is battling Indian channel T-Series in a bid to retain his status as the YouTuber with the most subscribers. One fan hacked 50,000 printers over the weekend to print out a message urging people to subscribe to his channel. Both channels have more than 73 million subscribers, with PewDiePie currently in the lead by about 300,000. T-Series shares Bollywood film trailers and music videos, while PewDiePie posts video game commentaries and vlogs. The anonymous printer hacker, going by the name Hacker Giraffe, said they had identified 800,000 printers with open security settings and selected 50,000 to print out support for PewDiePie. Skip Twitter post by @maddybenavente1 Why are local printers being hacked for this pic.twitter.com/fAnNTIp6ds — madison. (@maddybenavente1) November 29, 2018 Report End of Twitter post by @madd..
December 3, 2018

Tencent Music: Chinese firm to raise $1.2bn in New York listing

Tencent Music: Chinese firm to raise $1.2bn in New York listing Image copyright Getty Images China's Tencent Music has revived its plans to list in the US and raise up to $1.2bn (£940m). It would be one of the largest listings by a Chinese company on the New York Stock Exchange this year. The initial public offering, originally mooted in October, had been delayed by the turmoil sparked by the Chinese-US trade war. The listing of the music arm of China's technology company Tencent Holdings is expected to value it at up to $25bn. Spotify, the Swedish music streaming service, was listed in the US in April with a $26bn valuation.. Its shares have had a rollercoaster ride since then and is now worth only $24.3bn. While Tencent appears to have scaled back the amount it wants to raise, it has resumed its plans after markets rallied following talks between China and the US at the G20 summit over their trade dispute. Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to a temporary truce..
December 3, 2018

‘I don’t want to be a burden’

'I don't want to burden my children': Life in an Indian care home Image copyright Sayan Hazra For the elderly living in care homes, life is both calm and chaotic. Photographer Sayan Hazra spent more than a year chronicling the lives of residents at one such care home in southern India. There are more than 100 million Indians over the age of 60, according to the 2011 census. And their future is uncertain as the Indian family has changed significantly in the past few decades. Large, joint families have increasingly given way to smaller, nuclear ones; and a large number of Indians no longer live in the same cities or the same country as their parents. Image copyright Sayan Hazra "I can't hear or walk properly," says Sumati, 76, one of the residents in the care home. Ms Sumati, like the others, says she preferred to use her first name only to protect her identity. She suffers from partial speech problems, diabetes and hypertension. She spent most of her life taking ..
December 3, 2018

Afghan women’s football dream turns into nightmare

Afghan women's football dream turns into nightmare Image copyright AFP Image caption The women's team was celebrated internationally as a symbol of a new, more liberal Afghanistan In post-Taliban Afghanistan, the women's football team was hailed globally as a symbol of the new freedoms enjoyed by the country's women. But now one of Afghanistan's top sports officials has admitted that female footballers - who defied hard-liners and militants by daring to take to the field in the first place - have been sexually abused. And it's not only football - he admitted the problem extends to other sports too. Most women athletes are too frightened to speak publicly about alleged abuse by coaches and sporting officials. But several have now disclosed privately to the BBC what they have experienced. The scandal has exploded in the last few days. On Friday, football's governing body Fifa said it was investigating claims made by women in the national football squ..
December 3, 2018

The ‘right to bare arms’ in Australia’s parliament

The 'right to bare arms' in Australia's parliament Image copyright @PatsKarvelas Image caption Patricia Karvelas's bare arm has become a talking point on social media People on social media are showing their support for a female journalist after she revealed that she had been kicked out of Australia's parliament for showing too much flesh. Patricia Karvelas said she had been told to leave a question time session with politicians because "you can allegedly see too much skin." The incident has prompted comparisons between her outfit and the clothing choices of MP Julie Bishop, who often opts for short-sleeved or sleeveless dresses during parliamentary sessions. Now many people are taking to social media in support of the ABC News presenter, with some calling the decision to remove her outrageous and a joke. Skip Twitter post by @PatsKarvelas This is my controversial outfit #auspol pic.twitter.com/8Ve0ZTYEtl — PatriciaKarvelas (@PatsKarvelas) December 3, 2018 ..
December 3, 2018

Indian policeman killed amid ‘cow slaughter’ protest

Indian policeman killed amid 'cow slaughter' protest Image copyright Courtesy: Sumit Sharma Image caption Police officer Subodh Kumar Singh died in clashes over alleged cow slaughter A police officer has been killed in mob violence over alleged cow slaughter in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Members of right-wing Hindu groups clashed with police when the protest turned violent on Monday. The police retaliated with a baton charge after the mob allegedly set fire to the police station and several vehicles parked outside. An 18-year-old protester was killed and another policeman was injured. Police in Bulandshahr district, where the clashes occurred, have deployed additional personnel. A night patrol with India's cow protection vigilantes How WhatsApp helped turn an Indian village into a lynch mob Cows are considered holy by India's majority Hindu population. Many states have actively started enforcing bans on cow slaughter after the Hindu nationalist ..
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