North Korea: Trump signs new order to widen sanctions

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Donald Trump was speaking ahead of a meeting with South Korea’s Moon Jae-in (L) US President Donald Trump has signed a new order that boosts sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme. The US treasury has been authorised to target firms and financial institutions conducting business with the […]

Mass protest in Philippines over Duterte ‘dictatorship’

Image copyright EPA Image caption These protesters in Manila marched against President Duterte’s policies, but other rallies were held in support of him Thousands of people in the Philippines have attended a day of protest over President Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial law-and-order policies. Opponents criticised Mr Duterte’s open threat to reinstate martial law and his brutal […]

Ex-Australia PM Abbot head-butted ‘over same sex marriage views’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Tony Abbott has described how he was assaulted in Tasmania Australia’s former prime minister Tony Abbott has said he was head-butted by a same-sex marriage campaigner. Mr Abbott, a prominent figure in the “no” campaign during a poll on the issue, says the man asked to shake his hand before […]

Kashmir: Three dead and more than 20 injured in attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The incident took place in Tral, the hometown of militant Burhan Wani, whose death sparked violence in the region last year Three civilians have been killed and more than 20 injured in a suspected militant attack in Indian-administered Kashmir. Police told reporters the target for the grenade attack was […]

Rohingya crisis: Rakhine aid boat ‘blocked by Myanmar mob’

Image copyright Myanmar Government Information Committee Image caption Myanmar’s Information Committee posted a picture to Facebook which it said was of the boat carrying ICRC supplies Police in Myanmar’s Rakhine state have fired warning shots to disperse a Buddhist mob trying to block a boat carrying aid, reports say. The boat was bound for the […]

Australian schoolgirl raises alarm over flesh-eating disease

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cases of a flesh-eating disease have rapidly increased in parts of Victoria (File photo) An Australian schoolgirl suffering from a flesh-eating ulcer is calling for better government funding for research into the infectious disease. Ella Crofts, 13, is slowly recovering from a Buruli ulcer, a skin disease more usually […]

India girl ‘raped by teachers’ critical after abortion

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Horrific rape cases in India have drawn protests in recent years A teenager in India who was allegedly raped by two school staff over a three-month period is in critical condition after being forced to have an abortion. Doctors told BBC Hindi she has suffered brain damage. Police have […]

Sri Lankan baby trade: Minister admits illegal adoption trade

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Sri Lankan health minister said foreign adoptions were temporarily banned in the 1980s because of “baby farms” Sri Lankan authorities have admitted in a Dutch documentary that thousands of babies born there were fraudulently sold for adoption abroad in the 1980s. Up to 11,000 children may have been […]

Sri Lankan baby farms: Minister admits illegal adoption trade

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Sri Lankan health minister said foreign adoptions were temporarily banned in the 1980s because of “baby farms” Sri Lankan authorities have admitted in a Dutch documentary that thousands of babies born there were fraudulently sold for adoption abroad in the 1980s. Up to 11,000 children could have been […]

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar VP ‘concerned’ about Rakhine exodus

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Van Thio said the “great majority” of Muslims had stayed in Myanmar Myanmar’s Vice-President Henry Van Thio has said his government is “deeply concerned” about the exodus of people from Rakhine state into Bangladesh. Speaking at the UN General Assembly, he said Myanmar was investigating “a problem of […]

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