An Indian woman cut off a Hindu religious teacher's genitals after he allegedly tried to rape her at her house in the southern state of Kerala, police said on Saturday.
The 23-year-old law student was at her residence in the state capital Thiruvananthapuram late Friday when she says she was attacked by the 54-year-old man.
District police chief G Sparjan Kumar told AFP news agency by phone...
North Korean scientists responsible for the successful launch of the country's latest missile, the Hwasong-12, are being feted in state media and instructed to make more weapons.
Pyongyang's Workers' Party newspaper Rodong Sinmun reported Saturday, local time, the North Korean leader held a celebration for the engineers.
"Comrade Kim Jong Un took a souvenir photograph with the developers of...
Two Chinese Sukhoi Su-30 jets have conducted an "unprofessional" intercept of a US aircraft, the US military said.
One of the Chinese jets came as close as 150ft (45m) to the US WC-135 plane and flew upside down above it, according to US officials cited by CNN.
The US says the plane was on a mission to detect radiation in international airspace over the East China Sea.
According to US campaigners, the Yulin dog-eating festival in China, notorious for its animal cruelty, will this year be banned from selling dog meat.
Yet doubts remain over what has been said, and some vendors told the BBC they had heard nothing about a ban.
Eating dogs is not illegal in China but the annual festival in Guangxi draws widespread domestic and international opposition each...
A panel of doctors has met in India to discuss the case of a 10-year-old rape victim who is seeking an abortion.
The girl was repeatedly raped by her stepfather and is due to give birth in about four months, police in the northern town of Rohtak told the BBC.
He has been arrested and detained pending a full police investigation.
Indian law does not allow terminations after 20 weeks unless...
North Korea said on Monday it had successfully launched a new type of ballistic missile in its latest test which it said was aimed at building capacity to launch nuclear missiles.
The North fired a ballistic missile that landed in the sea near Russia on Sunday in a launch that that came just days after South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in, who has called for closer engagement with the...
Prison guards have shot dead 17 inmates after a mass breakout at Buimo prison in Papua New Guinea.
Three prisoners have been recaptured while 57 others managed to escape and remain at large.
Authorities have warned that the escaped inmates, some of them still awaiting trial, pose a serious threat to the safety of the area.
The prison in Lae, Papua New Guinea's second largest city, has seen...
North Korea has carried out another ballistic missile test days after a new president took office in the South.
The missile was launched near north-western Kusong, flying hundreds of miles then landing in the Sea of Japan.
It puts immediate pressure on South Korea's President Moon Jae-in, who campaigned on a platform of better engagement with the North.
A series of North Korean missile...
India's Supreme Court has formally opened hearings into a number of petitions challenging the controversial practice of instant divorce in Islam.
The court said it would examine whether the practice known as "triple talaq" was fundamental to the religion.
India is one of a handful of countries in the world where a Muslim man can divorce his wife in minutes by saying the word talaq (divorce)...
South Korea's new leader Moon Jae-in has been sworn in, vowing to address the economy and relations with the North in his first speech as president.
He said that he would even be willing to visit Pyongyang under the right circumstances.
Mr Moon took his oath of office in Seoul's National Assembly building a day after his decisive win.
The former human rights lawyer and son of North Korean...