India blocks BBC documentary on Modi from airing in India

MUMBAI, Jan 22 (Reuters) – India has blocked the airing of a BBC documentary which questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership during the 2002 Gujarat riots, saying that even sharing of any clips via social media is barred. Directions to block the clips from being shared have been issued using emergency powers available to the … Read more

Exclusive: Pope to give women a say in appointment of bishops

Current committee to help pope select bishops is all-male New rules allow even lay Catholics to head most Vatican offices Pope has already appointed some women to high-level positions VATICAN CITY, July 6 (Reuters) – Pope Francis said he wants to give women more top-level positions in the Holy See and disclosed that for the … Read more

Death and despair as gunman opens fire at Oslo gay bar on Pride parade day

Gunman kills two, injures more than 20 Revelers hid in basement of Oslo bar Official Pride parade canceled after tragedy Norway police to carry guns as precaution OSLO, June 25 (Reuters) – Terrified revellers at a gay bar in Oslo hid in a basement and desperately called loved ones as a gunman went on the … Read more

Islamic State claims attack on Sikh temple in Kabul that killed two

KABUL, June 18 (Reuters) – An attack claimed by Islamic State on a Sikh temple in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least two people and injured seven, officials said, another deadly incident in a spate of violence targeting minorities and places of worship. On an affiliated Telegram channel, the local branch of … Read more

Argentina grounds Iran-linked Venezuelan cargo plane

DUBAI / BUENOS AIRES, June 12 (Reuters) – Argentine authorities have grounded an Iran-linked Venezuelan Boeing 747 cargo plane, a local opposition lawmaker and Iranian state media said on Sunday, in an unfolding drama that is throwing a spotlight on political undercurrents in Latin America. The Emtrasur cargo plane, sold to Venezuela by Iran’s Mahan … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Former Amazon India seller says antitrust raid illegally detained employees

Amazon sellers raided in April over suspected favoritism Cloudtail says antitrust body conducted raid illegaly Antitrust body says raid was in line with regulatory process India regulators, foreign enterprises tussle over e-commerce NEW DELHI, June 10 (Reuters) – A former top seller for Amazon (AMZN.O) in India, Cloudtail, has accused India’s antitrust agency of illegally … Read more

Google ordered to pay Australian politician over defamatory YouTube videos

SYDNEY, June 6 (Reuters) – An Australian court on Monday ordered Google to pay a former lawmaker A $ 715,000 ($ 515,000), saying its refusal to remove a YouTuber’s “relentless, racist, vilificatory, abusive and defamatory” videos drove him out of politics. . The Federal Court found the Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) company intentionally made money by … Read more

Israeli police beat mourners at funeral of slain Palestinian journalist

JERUSALEM, May 13 (Reuters) – Israeli police officers charged at Palestinian mourners carrying the coffin of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on Friday, before thousands led her casket through Jerusalem’s Old City in an outpouring of grief and anger over her killing. Packed around Abu Akleh’s coffin, dozens of Palestinians, some waving Palestinian flags … Read more