Pictures: Moment a mother forgives the killer of her son and stops execution

Asian Image: Pictures fAP Photo/ISNA, Arash Khamoushi

11:54am Friday 18th April 2014

This is the emotional moment the parents of a murder victim forgave the killer and stopped his hanging.

Newsreader George Alagiah has cancer

Asian Image: Newsreader George Alagiah has cancer

2:53pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Newsreader George Alagiah has been diagnosed with bowel cancer and is to be off air for the near future while he receives treatment, the BBC said today.

Sufi Prince Satinder Sartaaj begins Royal UK Vaisakhi Tour

Asian Image: Sufi Prince Satinder Sartaaj begins Royal UK Vaisakhi Tour

2:51pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Satinder Sartaaj begins his UK tour this weekend.

NYPD to end surveillance of Muslims

Asian Image: Surveillance cameras will also help guards protect the egg against egg collectors.

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, officials said.

Exams should take into account impact of Ramadan

Asian Image: Moving up: youngsters preparing for secondary school

9:24am Thursday 17th April 2014

Teachers are calling for the summer GCSE and A-level exams timetable to take into account the impact of Ramadan on Muslim students.

Tory party must detoxify its brand in eyes of ethnic minority voters

Asian Image: MP Adam Afriyie

2:36pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Conservative Party will not be able to completely detoxify its brand in the eyes of ethnic minority voters in time for next year's general election, a prominent party MP has said.

Decision to appoint terror chief to probe Islamic schools takeover plot 'politically-motivated'

Asian Image: Nansen Primary School in Birmingham which is being investigated as part of allegations

1:09pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Michael Gove's decision to appoint a former anti-terror chief to investigate allegations of a hardline Islamist takeover plot at a number of Birmingham schools was "singularly inept", a teachers' leader has said.

Barber challenged over 'Bad Hair Day' poster

Asian Image: Barber challenged over 'Bad Hair Day' poster

1:40pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A salon had a visit from North Korean officials after poking fun at their leader's unusual hairstyle.

Weird Asian: Best hangover food, no PE and ASBO for babies

Asian Image: Weird Asian: Best hangover food, no PE and ASBO for babies

11:44am Tuesday 15th April 2014

We take a look at the stranger news hitting the headlines this week.

Horror as man arrested for eating newborn baby

12:16pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A convicted cannibal has been arrested on suspicion of eating a newborn boy after a police raid found a child's head at his home in Pakistan.

Indian court recognises third gender category

9:50am Tuesday 15th April 2014

India's top court has issued a landmark verdict creating a third gender category, saying transgendered people can now identify themselves that way on official documents.

School extremist takeover plot causing anti-Muslim feelings

3:30pm Monday 14th April 2014

There have been concerns that the allegations of an alleged extremist takeover of schools will have a negative effect on how Muslim parents take part in the school system.

Ban phones from Asian weddings

Asian Image: The 4G network is not available in Worcester

9:49am Monday 14th April 2014

Remember the good old days when the most obnoxious guest at an Asian wedding would be the one who complained the loudest about the food or about the brides outfit.

Tasmin Lucia-Khan to be the face of Khubsoorat

Asian Image: Tasmin Lucia-Khan to be the face of Khubsoorat

9:46am Monday 14th April 2014

TV presenter Tasmin Lucia-Khan is to be the new face of Khubsoorat Collection.

Female victim left with 5% brain function after hammer atttack

5:10pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A female victim of a hammer attack at a four-star hotel has been left with just 5% brain function and lost her left eye, police said.

Sikhs’ celebration

Asian Image: Sikh swordbearers at Nagar Kirtan

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

The annual Sikh celebration of Vaisakhi is set to be bigger than ever this year, with Bradford’s streets being transformed through a vibrant colourful procession tomorrow.

Judge frees murder charge baby

Asian Image: An unidentified family member holds a nine-month-old boy, trying to avoid media as they leave after the boy's court appearance in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, April 12, 2014.

10:59am Saturday 12th April 2014

A judge in Pakistan has freed a nine-month old boy who was accused of attempting to murder police after the charges were withdrawn, lawyers said.

Hotel hammer attack: Man in court

10:54am Saturday 12th April 2014

A man will appear in court today charged with the attempted murder of three women at a hotel.

Warsi on racial profiling at UK airports, Prevent and British foreign policy

Asian Image: Warsi on racial profiling at UK airports, Prevent and British foreign policy

4:21pm Friday 11th April 2014

In a frank and open exchange with Muslims, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi has spoken, amongst other things about the government’s anti-extremism policy, targeted profiling of Muslims at airports and leadership within the community.

'Downright lies' about immigration in run-up to Euro Elections

12:05pm Friday 11th April 2014

Myths and "downright lies" about immigration will be repeated in the run-up to next month's Euro elections, a union leader is to warn.

Millions go to the polls in crucial phase of Indian elections

Asian Image: Strong winds damage the umbrella of an Indigenous woman belonging to the Kandha tribe as she returns after casting her vote during Indian parliamentary elections at Sirlla village in Kandhamal district, Orissa state, India, Thursday, April 10, 2014

2:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Indians voted in the crucial third phase of national elections, with millions going to the polls in the heartland states essential to the main opposition Hindu nationalist party's bid to end the 10-year rule of Congress party.

MP: 'Link aid to taking prisoners back'

10:01am Thursday 10th April 2014

A Tory MP has suggested that some of the aid given to Jamaica, Pakistan, Nigeria, Somalia, India and Bangladesh should be conditional on them taking back their citizens who are prisoners in British jails.

Faisana to feature leading designers from India and Pakistan

Asian Image: Faisana to feature leading designers from India and Pakistan

1:27pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Three celebrated designers are feature in a major fashion event in London.

Bomb kills 18 on outskirts of Islamabad

Asian Image: A Pakistani man mourns for a relative killed in a boming, outside a morgue at a local hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

12:38pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A bomb has ripped through a fruit and vegetable market on the outskirts of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, killing at least 18 people and leaving dozens more wounded.

'Witch-hunt against the most successful school'

12:28pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

The education trust at the centre of an alleged plot by Muslim hardliners to seize control of city schools has claimed it is the victim of a "witch-hunt", in an open letter from governors.

Cancer specialist and anti-FGM activists named in Radio 4's most powerful woman list

Asian Image: Cancer specialist and anti-FGM activists named in Radio 4's most powerful woman list

12:07pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A Professor of Childhood Cancer Genetics at the Institute of Cancer research has been named in a list compiled for Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

Surviving a holiday with the in-laws: Asian Style

Asian Image: Surviving a holiday with the in-laws: Asian Style

11:53am Wednesday 9th April 2014

National statistics reveal a record number of people in the UK are living with their parents.

Chinese cup sold for £21.7m

9:26am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A rare Ming Dynasty cup which is more than 500 years old has fetched 36 million US dollars (£21.7 million) at an auction in Hong Kong, smashing the previous world record price for Chinese porcelain.

Malaysia and Indonesia ban Noah movie

Asian Image: Noah (12A)

9:16am Monday 7th April 2014

Malaysia and Indonesia have banned the biblical epic Noah, joining other Muslim nations in vetoing the Hollywood movie because of its visual depiction of the prophet.

Pictures The Asian Awards 2014

Asian Image: Pictures The Asian Awards  2014

9:07pm Friday 4th April 2014

Celebrities from across the world are attending the Asian Awards today at the at Grosvenor House Hotel, London

Reporter challenges Met harassment warning

1:24pm Friday 4th April 2014

Lawyers have been instructed to demand the Metropolitan Police withdraw a harassment warning against a journalist who was reprimanded for approaching a convicted fraudster for comment as part of an investigation.

Pervez Musharraf unharmed after bomb attack

Asian Image: Pervez Musharraf charged with murder

10:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has escaped unharmed after a bomb attack in the capital Islamabad, police said.

US government financed social network accounts to cause unrest

Asian Image: £16 Twitter shares to go on sale as company enters first day of trading

9:28am Thursday 3rd April 2014

The US government secretly financed a social network in Cuba to stir political unrest and undermine the country's communist government, investigations reveal.

Mauritian student Yashika Bageerathi to be deported tonight

Asian Image: Mauritian student Yashika Bageerathi to be deported tonight

3:36pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Mauritian student Yashika Bageerathi is being driven to the airport and will be deported tonight, a spokesman for her school has said.

Postgraduate students from India and Pakistan has halved

Asian Image: Postgraduate students from India and Pakistan has halved

9:16am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

The number of international students coming to England for higher education has "reduced significantly" for the first time in nearly three decades, a study has found.

Asian Awards to honour South African freedom fighter

Asian Image: Ben Kingsley who was honoured in 2013

8:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Former Robben Island political prisoner Ahmed Kathrada is to be honoured at the Asian Awards this Friday.

Police officer tribunal: 'There has been a cover-up'

Asian Image: Police officer tribunal: 'There has been a cover-up'

1:57pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

The Metropolitan Police have not learned the lessons of the Macpherson report, a black female officer who has taken the force to an employment tribunal said today.

Positive discrimination debate urged

Asian Image: Business: Boris Johnson will meet politicians and businesses from the area

11:31am Tuesday 1st April 2014

London mayor Boris Johnson has reacted cautiously to a call by the head of the Metropolitan Police for the force to be allowed to recruit one ethnic minority officer for every white officer they take on.

Government to investigate 'activities' of Muslim Brotherhood in UK

Asian Image: David Cameron

9:05am Tuesday 1st April 2014

An investigation into the "philosophy and activities" of the Muslim Brotherhood and the UK's policy towards the group has been ordered by David Cameron.

21 facial expressions identified

Asian Image: 21 facial expressions identified

9:07am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Happy, sad and angry do not even begin to cover the range of emotions we express in our faces, a study has found.

Objects spotted not from Malaysia Airlines jet

1:48pm Monday 31st March 2014

A cluster of orange objects spotted by a search plane hunting for any trace of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet turned out to be nothing more than fishing equipment, Australian officials have said.

Pervez Musharraf indicted for high treason

Asian Image: Pervez Musharraf charged with murder

9:24am Monday 31st March 2014

A special Pakistani court indicted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on five counts of high treason today, a charge which potentially carries the death penalty and comes as a sharp blow to the country's powerful military.

Actress to sue over alleged racist remark on Top Gear

Asian Image: Actress to sue over alleged racist remark on Top Gear

2:40pm Friday 28th March 2014

Actress Somi Guha is said to be suing the BBC after Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson allegedly made a racist remark during a show.

Islamic art dating back 1000 years to be auctioned at Sothebys

Asian Image: An important Ottoman metal-thread curtain of the Holy Ka’ba door (burqa), Egypt, period of Sultan Abdulhamid I, dated 1194 AH/1780 AD, Est: £80,000-120,000

1:19pm Friday 28th March 2014

Rare arts from the Islamic World including an map of nineteenth century Mecca and an Ottoman metal-thread curtain are to be auctioned.

Christian man sentenced to death in Pakistan should be released

12:28pm Friday 28th March 2014

The Pakistani authorities should release a Christian man sentenced to death yesterday under the country’s draconian blasphemy laws and quash his conviction, Amnesty International has said.

‘Lahore to Chandigarh’ : A tale of two cities

Asian Image: ‘Lahore to Chandigarh’ : A tale of two cities

9:14am Friday 28th March 2014

A new exhibition features images from the ancient city of Lahore, Pakistan and the Indian city of Chandigarh.

MP apologises for inappropriate tweet

3:23pm Thursday 27th March 2014

A senior Labour MP has apologised for publishing a joke about a cabinet minister dying.

India declared free from Polio

1:07pm Thursday 27th March 2014

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has formally declared India to be polio-free, with no new cases of the disease detected in the country in the past three years.

Project which challenges racist beliefs launched in Commons

Asian Image: Project which challenges racist beliefs launched in Commons

8:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

A scheme to stem the rise of far-right beliefs by challenging views with face-to-face encounters, has been unveiled at the House of Commons.

Type 2 diabetes in Black and Minority Ethnic groups up by 21%

Asian Image: Colin Jackson CBE, Harj Nijjar (Janssen UK), Virendra Sharma MP (Chair of the Group) and Professor Jonathan Valabhji (National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes)

5:16pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

The NHS must do more to prevent increasing numbers of people from BME communities developing type 2 diabetes it has been suggested.




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