Afghanistan: Soldiers killed in wave of attacks

Afghanistan: Soldiers killed in wave of attacks

Image copyright EPA Image caption Kabul was just one of several places to be targeted in the latest violence A wave of attacks across Afghanistan has left more than 25 people dead, most of them soldiers, officials say. In the worst incident, Taliban militants stormed an army post in the western province of Farah, killing […]

Myanmar: Bombs explode in capital of restive Rakhine state

Myanmar: Bombs explode in capital of restive Rakhine state

Image copyright EPA Image caption It was not immediately clear who was behind the blasts Three bombs have exploded in Sittwe, the capital of Myanmar’s restive Rakhine province, police say. A police officer was slightly injured in the blasts. It was unclear who was behind them, police said. One of the bombs went off near […]

Rohingya villages destroyed ‘to erase evidence’

Rohingya villages destroyed ‘to erase evidence’

Image copyright Planet Labs Inc / HRW Image caption The rights group says it believes the white groundin this image has been recently bulldozed Satellite images of Myanmar suggest entire Rohingya villages have been destroyed, campaign group Human Rights Watch says, The group said at least 55 villages – many of which were already damaged […]

US to impose ‘largest’ N Korea sanctions

US to impose ‘largest’ N Korea sanctions

Image copyright Reuters US President Donald Trump says he is launching the “largest ever” set of new sanctions against North Korea. The new measures will target 56 ships and maritime transport companies. “Today I am announcing that we are launching the largest-ever set of new sanctions on the North Korean regime,” Mr Trump said in […]

India Kerala mob takes selfies while lynching man

India Kerala mob takes selfies while lynching man

Police in the south Indian state of Kerala have arrested two people after a video of a mob lynching a man accused of theft went viral. Footage of the incident horrified Indians, along with images of people taking selfies while watching the man, who was tied up, being killed. The victim was identified as a […]

Kim Yong-chol: North Korea’s controversial Olympics delegate

Kim Yong-chol: North Korea’s controversial Olympics delegate

Image copyright JUNG YEON-JE/GETTY Image caption Kim Yong-chol is to lead North Korea’s delegation to the Winter Olympics closing ceremony General Kim Yong-chol will head North Korea’s delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremony on 25 February. He is a controversial figure – and his upcoming visit has been met with hostility in South […]

Barnaby Joyce: Australia’s Scandal-hit deputy PM to resign

Barnaby Joyce: Australia’s Scandal-hit deputy PM to resign

Media captionBarnaby’s battles: Dogs and dual citizenship Barnaby Joyce says he will resign as Australia’s deputy prime minister following a politically damaging saga that began with his affair with a former staffer. Mr Joyce said he would step down on Monday as leader of the Nationals, the junior government partner. He had previously resisted calls […]

Trudeau in India: The Canadian PM meets Modi after diplomatic dance

Trudeau in India: The Canadian PM meets Modi after diplomatic dance

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Modi first welcomed Mr Trudeau on Twitter Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, on Friday. The meeting came towards the end of Mr Trudeau’s first official visit to India, which has been far from smooth. Canada caused upset earlier in the week by […]

Barnaby Joyce: Australia’s Scandal-hit Australia deputy PM to resign

Barnaby Joyce: Australia’s Scandal-hit Australia deputy PM to resign

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Barnaby Joyce says he will quit as Australia’s deputy leader Barnaby Joyce says he will resign as Australia’s deputy prime minister following a politically damaging saga that began with his affair with a former staffer. Mr Joyce said he would step down on Monday as leader of the Nationals, the […]

India’s Modi meets Canada PM Trudeau amid controversy

India’s Modi meets Canada PM Trudeau amid controversy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Modi first welcomed Mr Trudeau on Twitter Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau, nearly a week after he arrived on his first state visit. The meeting comes a day after Canada withdrew an invitation to an alleged Sikh extremist to attend an […]

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