Mithali Raj Named In BBC’s 100 Most Influential Women List Of 2017

Mithali Raj, captain of the India women’s cricket team, has been revealed as one of the most influential women in India by the BBC. Mithali was named alongside Delhi’s Ira Trivedi and Tulika Kiran as well as Bengaluru’s Aditi Avasthi...

Pakistan Football Team Suspended By FIFA

FIFA have banned the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) with immediate effect due to "undue third-party interference". The world governing body said on Wednesday that the PFF's national and club teams are not entitled to take part in international competitions until the...

10-Year-Old Girl’s Baby Fathered By Second Uncle

Police say a 10-year-old Indian rape victim, who gave birth to a baby girl in August, had been made pregnant by one of her uncles. Police are filing charges against the suspect - who is the second uncle of the...

Suicide Blast Hits Pakistan’s Balochistan

Local officials say a suicide bomber has blown himself up at the entrance of a Sufi shrine in Pakistan, killing at least 24 people and wounding 25 others. The attack happened on Thursday at the Fateh Pur Shrine compound in Jhal Magsi...

UK Charities Launch Rohingya Appeal

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has launched a UK charity appeal to help hundreds of thousands of people fleeing violence in Myanmar. The government has said it would match the first £3m donated by the public. Over 500,000 Rohingya people, the...

Jagmeet Singh Elected As Canada’s New Democrats Leader

Sikh politician Jagmeet Singh has been picked by Canada’s federal New Democrat party to lead their party into the next general election. The 38-year-old will be the first ethnic minority to lead a major federal party in the country. In the...

Stampede Kills 22 At Mumbai Railway Station

Indian officials have reported that a stampede on a footbridge at a Mumbai railway station has left 22 people dead and injured more than 30. The tragedy occurred at Elphinstone station, which connects two major lines, during the morning rush...

Saudi Arabia To Allow Women To Drive

Overturning a cornerstone of Saudi conservatism, the ban on women drivers is to be lifted in Saudi Arabia. King Salman ordered the reform in a royal decree delivered on Tuesday night, requesting that drivers’ licences now be issued to women...

India Announces $2.5bn Scheme To Electrify All Households

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the launching of a 16bn rupee scheme ($2.5bn; £1.8bn) to electrify all households by December 2018. More than 40 million families in rural and urban India - roughly a quarter of the population...

‘Mass Hindu Grave’ Found In Myanmar

Myanmar authorities have accused Muslim Rohingya militants of killing 28 Hindu villagers whose bodies were allegedly found in a mass grave in Rakhine state. According to the army, the bodies of 20 women and eight men and boys were found...