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China’s most costly film pulled after opening weekend

China's big-budget fantasy epic Asura has been pulled from cinemas after a dismal opening weekend-china's most costly film The 750m yuan ($112m; £85m) film reportedly made less than 50m yuan on its weekend debut. Asura's plot is based on Chinese mythology and featured leading actors and flashy special effects. Producers are reportedly planning…
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Who can stop India WhatsApp lynchings?

India's government has asked messaging service WhatsApp to act urgently to halt the spread of "irresponsible and explosive messages" on its platform after a spate of deadly attacks. But will it have any effect, asks the  Ayeshea Perera. What messages are being sent? The statement comes amid a spate of mob lynchings that have killed at least 17…
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Why female suicide in Afghanistan is so prevalent

"I didn't want to live any more. That's why I tried to kill myself with poison."Jamila (not her real name) attempted suicide after she felt abandoned and betrayed by her fiancé - who decided, after a six-year-engagement, that he no longer wanted to marry her because she was "not a young woman any more"-female suicide in afghanistan Jamila is 18 -…
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The Kashmiri art bringing Hindus and Muslims together

An art exhibition bringing together Hindu artists - who had to flee Indian-administered Kashmir - with their Muslim counterparts has struck an emotional chord with locals, reports Sameer Yasir-hindus and muslims together Avtar Krishan Raina, a Kashmiri Hindu or Pandit, has returned to the home he fled for the first time since he left in 1990 in…
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