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.
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..
Saudi-led bloc ammends demands to end Qatar crisis
The four Arab nations leading a boycott of Qatar are no longer insisting it comply with a list of 13 specific demands they tabled last month, BBC report.
Diplomats from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt told reporters at the UN they now wanted it to accept six broad principles.
These include commitments to combat terrorism and extremism and to end acts of..
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,..
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..
Chinese Nobel Laureate cremated in private ceremony
Chinese activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo has been cremated in a private ceremony, BBC report.
Mr Liu, who had been serving an 11-year prison term for "subversion", died of liver cancer on Thursday.
He was China's most prominent dissident and critic.
His wife, Liu Xia, has been under house arrest since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize but she attended his funeral in..
Afghan school girls granted US entry for robotics competition
A group of Afghan school girls taking part in a robotics competition in the US have been granted entry to attend it after their initial visa applications were denied, US media said,according to BBC.
US President Donald Trump had urged authorities to rethink their decision, AP news agency said.
A US travel ban is in place for six Muslim-majority countries, which does not include..
Man’s thumb surgically replaced by toe
An Australian cattle worker whose thumb was severed by a bull has had his toe surgically transplanted in its position, BBC report.
Zac Mitchell, 20, was injured in April while working on a remote farming property in Western Australia.
"A bull kicked my hand into the fence," Mr Mitchell said of the incident.
He underwent two unsuccessful operations to reattach his thumb before doctors opted..
Does Kathmandu deserve to be a Metropolitan City?
People residing in Kathmandu do not feel like living in a Metropolitan city as it does not offer the quality of life like any other metropolis city offers around the world, THT report.
Recently, Kathmandu was ranked as the 5th most polluted city in the Pollution Index 2017.
However, the Government of Nepal, on December 5, 1995 had declared Kathmandu as a Metropolitan city on the basis of..
Deaths after Kyushu rain rise to 15 in Japan
The death toll from flooding caused by recent heavy rain in southern Japan has risen to at least 15, officials say, according to BBC.
Emergency teams are searching for another 15 people who are missing.
Rivers burst their banks, destroying buildings and roads after more than 50cm (20in) of rain fell on parts of Kyushu, Japan's southernmost island, over a 12-hour period on..
Nepal govt prepares to amend constitution by July 31
A meeting of the Nepali Congress, the CPN-Maoist Centre and the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal today decided not to expand the Cabinet until the constitution amendment bill was passed, according to THT.
A leader who attended the meeting held at Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s official residence told this daily that CPN-MC Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal proposed that the Cabinet should..
US bomber planes fly over South China Sea
The US has flown two bombers over East Asian waters, as tensions continue to run high in the region, according to BBC.
The B-1B Lancers took part in joint military drills with Japan in the East China Sea, the US Air Force said in a statement.
They then flew over the highly contentious South China Sea.
On Tuesday, North Korea test-fired a long-range missile some believe could reach Alaska,..
Nepal Election Commission asks govt to give laws and fix polls date
The Election Commission has written to the government to provide the report of the Constituency Determination Commission and other essential legislation for the election to the Provincial Assembly and House of Representatives, THT report.
A meeting of the EC held Tuesday under the chair of Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav decided to write to the government through the..
Hope for ‘miracle’ baby shot in womb
A Brazilian baby who was shot in the womb by a stray bullet has been deemed a miracle for surviving and his family hope he will overcome injuries to walk one day, BBC report.
Mother Claudineia dos Santos Melo was nine-months pregnant when she was shot while passing a gunfight in a favela in Rio de Janiero state.
Baby Arthur was born in an emergency caesarean, but is now..
19 people killed in German bus accident
Eighteen people died when their tour bus collided with a lorry and burst into flames on the A9 motorway in southern Germany, police say, according to BBC.
Another 30 on the bus were hurt and two of them were fighting for their lives.
The bus was carrying a group of German pensioners at the time of the fire near Stammbach in northern Bavaria.
Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said..
Samsung reuses Galaxy Note 7 parts for new phone
Samsung is releasing a new phone using parts from its Galaxy Note 7, which was axed after a battery fault led to some devices catching fire, BBC report.
The firm said the Note Fan Edition would "minimise the environmental impact" of its high-profile flop.
The handset will go on sale only in South Korea on 7 July, with a safer, smaller battery, the firm added.
Samsung stopped production on..
Iran to sign gas deal with France
Iran says French energy giant Total is to sign a contract worth close to $5bn (£3.8bn) to develop an offshore gas field in the Gulf, BBC report.
It is the biggest foreign deal since most economic sanctions against the country were lifted in 2016.
Oil ministry officials said the deal to develop the South Pars gas field would be signed on Monday in Tehran, with Total getting a 50.1%..
Saudi pushes on with steep Qatar demands
Saudi Arabia has reiterated that its demands to Qatar to end the stand-off in the Gulf were "non-negotiable", according to Al Jazeera.
Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi foreign minister, said on Twitter on Saturday that "demands on Qatar to stop funding terrorism are non-negotiable".
"Restrictions on Qatar show zero tolerance for terrorism," Jubeir said, claiming that Doha had failed to keep previous..