Hong Kong's CY Leung defends police even as brutality video goes viral
Hong Kong's CY Leung defends police even as brutality video goes viral

Just a day after a video surfaced showing police badly beating up a social worker, Hong Kong leader CY Leung agreed to reopen talks with the protesters, however sough to defend the police, saying they had tolerated enough unlawful action.

Kenya mall siege: Norwegian suspect named

One of the men suspected of carrying out an attack on a shopping centre in Kenya last month has been identified as a 23-year-old Norwegian citizen.

Pakistani Taliban send Arab, Uzbek fighters to Syria

The Pakistani Taliban are sending their Arab and Uzbek comrades to Syria to fight against the forces of embattled President Bashar al-Assad.

BBC journalists to strike over layoffs

BBC journalists are set to go on strike for 24 hours in a dispute over layoffs, potentially disrupting the broadcaster`s programming.

US asks Iran to release journalists

The United States said it is "deeply troubled" by the arrest of more than a dozen media persons on charges of having contacts with foreign news organisations.

Iran arrests more journalists over links with foreign media: Ministry

The Intelligence Ministry of Iran said that more journalists linked to foreign media have been arrested recently, Tehran Times daily reported Wednesday.

BBC apologises for child sex abuse report

The British Broadcasting Corporation has issued an apology for broadcasting a report against a former senior politician that turned out to be wrong.

‘BBC could face public inquiry over Savile’

Britain`s culture secretary says the government could order a full public inquiry into the BBC`s handling of the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal.

`BBC must promote excellence, not vulgarity`

BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten warned against a "lowering of cultural standards" or an "acceptance of the shoddy or the vulgar".