Sad news for Justin Bieber’s Chinese fans…
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has been banned from performing in China, according to Beijing's Culture Bureau, BBC report.
In a statement, the ministry said it was not appropriate to allow in entertainers who have engaged in "bad behaviour."
"Justin Bieber is a gifted singer, but he is also a controversial young foreign singer," it added.
The statement was issued in response to a..
Linkin Park singer Bennington dies aged 41, how they made rap metal memorable
Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who has died aged 41, changed the dynamics of nu metal with his searingly personal lyrics and musical curiosity, BBC report.
Linkin Park weren't the first band to fuse metal and rap, but they were the most successful.
Their first album, Hybrid Theory, was certified diamond in the US, representing 10 million sales. Around the world, they sold more than 50..
Three Palestinians killed during clashes with Israeli security forces
Three Palestinians have been killed during clashes with Israeli security forces in East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank, Palestinian officials say, BBC report.
Hundreds were injured in the violence, after days of friction over a Jerusalem holy site boiled over.
Palestinian factions had called for a "day of rage" in protest at new Israeli security measures at the compound.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer quits
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has quit, reportedly in protest at an organisational shake-up, BBC report.
Mr Spicer stepped down because he was unhappy with President Donald Trump's appointment of a new communications director, reports the New York Times.
Combative Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci has been picked for the role that Mr Spicer partially filled.
3 persons held for defrauding woman of Rs 5.6 m via Facebook in Nepal
Police on Thursday arrested three persons for their alleged involvement in defrauding a woman of around Rs 5.6 million who they befriended her via the social networking site of Facebook, THT report.
In a statement today, Metropolitan Crime Division said sleuths from MCD arrested conmen from assorted locations in Kathmandu Valley recently.
The arrestees are Suman Lama aka Puran..
Two largest dark web marketplaces shut down
Two of the largest dark web marketplaces have been shut down following a "landmark" international law enforcement investigation, BBC report.
The AlphaBay and Hansa sites had been associated with the trade in illicit items such as drugs, weapons, malware and stolen data.
According to Europol, there were more than 250,000 listings for illegal drugs and toxic chemicals on AlphaBay.
Simpson makes case for prison parole
Former US football star and actor OJ Simpson is appearing before a parole board to ask to be released after nine years in a Nevada prison, BBC report.
Simpson, who was acquitted for a double murder in 1995, is serving time for armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and 11 other charges.
The sentence, which carries a maximum of 33 years, stems from a 2007 confrontation at a Las Vegas..
Thailand general jailed for trafficking
A former Thai general has been sentenced to 27 years in jail for human trafficking at a landmark trial, BBC report.
Manas Kongpan is among more than 60 people convicted in Bangkok of trafficking Bangladeshis and Rohingya Muslims, a minority fleeing Myanmar.
Another top former official was sentenced to 75 years in prison. More than 100 defendants were on trial.
Muslim Rohingya have been..
Miniskirt video of woman creates debate in Muslim country
Saudi police have released a young woman who appeared in a video wearing a miniskirt and crop-top in public without charge, BBC report.
She was summoned for questioning after a video of her dressed in "indecent" clothing sparked a heated debate in the Muslim country.
Some demanded she be punished for breaking the strict Saudi dress code.
But the public prosecutor has now closed the case,..
Supporters take to social media to remember Xiaobo
A social media movement - styled as a "global memorial" - has been launched to mourn and commemorate the loss of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Chinese democracy activist Liu Xiaobo, BBC report.
On Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, supporters are posting pictures of an empty chair next to the sea with the hashtag #withliuxiaobo.
At 17:35 Beijing time (09:35 GMT) on Wednesday, and even shortly..
Afghan Vice-President Dostum’s plane ‘denied Afghan landing’
Afghan Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum tried to fly back from Turkey late on Monday but was denied permission to land, officials say, according to BBC.
It is unclear who stopped the landing but a source close to President Ashraf Ghani told the BBC the return had not been co-ordinated with the government.
Gen Dostum left for Turkey in May amid claims he ordered his men to kidnap, beat and..
Trump plans Obamacare fail
President Donald Trump has said the new Republican healthcare policy should be to allow the current law to collapse, BBC report.
"As I have always said, let ObamaCare fail and then come together and do a great healthcare plan. Stay tuned!" he tweeted.
Support for the Republican Senate bill fell apart on Monday when two more senators said they could not back it.
The party's Senate leader,..
Spanish football chief Angel Maria Villar Llona arrested
The president of the Spanish Football Federation and his son have been held as part of a corruption investigation, police in Spain say, BBC report.
Angel María Villar Llona was arrested on suspicion of embezzling funds, El Pais and Efe news agency reported.
Mr Villar, a former Spain international footballer, has been president of the association since 1988.
His son Gorka was among a..
Nepal thrashes Malaysia in ICC U-19 World Cup Qualifiers Asia Region
Nepal youth team have continued their winning streak with another five-wicket win over Malaysia in the second match of the ICC U-19 World Cup Qualifiers for Asia Region at Singapore Cricket Club in Padang on Tuesday, THT report.
Nepal had won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Malaysia started their innings with Muhammad Amir and Saifullah Malik but lost Amir for 0 after just..
R&B singer Kelly denies holding several women in ‘abusive cult’
R&B singer R Kelly has denied allegations that he is holding several young women in an "abusive cult", BBC report.
The singer's lawyer said he would work "diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name".
A BuzzFeed report accuses the singer of brainwashing women, who got closer to him in an effort to boost their musical careers.
Kelly has faced previous accusations..
Republican healthcare plans collapse
Two more Republican senators have said they oppose their party's replacement for President Obama's health system, making it impossible for the bill to pass in its current form, BBC report.
Mike Lee and Jerry Moran say the new legislation does not go far enough in repealing the health legislation.
Republicans have been divided on the issue, with moderates concerned about the effects on the..
Qatar lashes out at UAE
Qatar accused the United Arab Emirates on Monday of violating international law after reports suggested Abu Dhabi orchestrated the hacking of the Qatari official news agency and social media sites, Al Jazeera report.
"The information published in the Washington Post ... revealed the involvement of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and senior Emirati officials in the hacking of Qatar News..
Passengers could face fines after delaying Vueling flight in Barcelona
A group of passengers could face hefty fines after delaying a Vueling flight in Barcelona out of sympathy with a Senegalese migrant on board, BBC report.
The Senegalese man, in handcuffs, was eventually deported to Dakar on the flight. The jet took off after police had come on board to stop the protest.
The 11 protesters could be fined up to €225,000 (£197,000; $258,000) each for..
Nepal’s Surabhi Manandhar crowned Miss Deaf Asia
Nepal’s Surabhi Manandhar has been crowned the Miss Deaf Asia 2017 at a gala event held in Paris, France, on Saturday, THT report.
The Creative Hands of Deaf Women had screened Manandhar to represent Nepal in the international beauty pageant, among various online applications. This is the first time Nepal had participated in the event.
She along with 19 others had contested to..
Federer beats Marin Cilic to win record eighth Wimbledon title
Roger Federer became the first man to win Wimbledon eight times and extended his record to 19 Grand Slam titles with victory over Croatia's Marin Cilic, BBC report.
The Swiss third seed won 6-3 6-1 6-4 as seventh seed Cilic struggled with a blister on his left foot and broke down in tears during the second set.
Federer, 35, finished the contest in one hour and 41 minutes to claim his..