China landslide leaves at least 140 missing in Sichuan

Media captionThe rescue team has been searching for missing people More than 140 people are feared buried in a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China, state media say. About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed at about 06:00 local time (22:00 GMT Friday). […]

China landslide leaves 100 missing in Sichuan

Image copyright AFP PHOTO/CCTV Image caption Rescue teams are trying to locate and pull out the missing More than 100 people are feared buried in a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China, state media say. About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed at […]

New Zealand to take on British and Irish Lions

Peter O’Mahony captains the Lions after struggling to secure a place in the Ireland team for much of last season Scrum-half Conor Murray says Saturday’s first Test against New Zealand is the biggest game of his career – this is surely the case for every British and Irish Lions player. By common consent, the Lions […]

Otto Warmbier: North Korea denies mistreating US student

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Warmbier was put on trial for allegedly stealing a propaganda sign The North Korean government has denied mistreating US student Otto Warmbier, who fell into a coma while being held in prison in the communist state. Mr Warmbier died without recovering on Monday, having been brought back to the […]

India policeman lynched in Kashmir

Image copyright AFP Image caption The incident took place outside the main mosque in Srinagar city Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir say a policeman has been lynched outside the main mosque in Srinagar, the summer capital . Muhammad Ayub had been deployed in plain clothes outside the Jamia Masjid mosque during the Friday prayers, police told […]

Geylang Ramadan bazaar: Singapore’s new hipster haunt

The Ramadan bazaar in Singapore’s Geylang Serai district is a traditional favourite, but its new Instagrammable treats are drawing a younger crowd. Has this “hipsterisation” hurt the festive spirit of Ramadan? Produced by Heather Chen. Editing/Filming by Sharun Nizam, Lee Beng Seng and Joshua Lim. Geylang Ramadan bazaar: Singapore’s new hipster haunt}

Kulbhushan Jadhav: Pakistan says Indian ‘spy’ files mercy petition

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jadhav was arrested in the province of Balochistan in March last year A former Indian navy officer who has been sentenced to death on charges of spying in Pakistan has filed a mercy petition, the Pakistan military says. Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested in the restive Balochistan province and accused of […]

Mao Kobayashi: Japanese cancer blogger dies at 34

Image copyright Mao Kobayashi Image caption Mao Kobayashi, pictured during her days as a television anchor, died of breast cancer A former Japanese newsreader who won legions of admirers after deciding to publicly chronicle her battle with cancer has died of the disease. Mao Kobayashi, who was named one of the BBC’s 100 Women in […]

Choi Soon-sil : South Korean ex-president’s friend jailed

Choi Soon-sil : South Korean ex-president’s friend jailed

A close friend of South Korea’s former president has been jailed for three years for corruption, local media report. Choi Soon-sil’s conviction for soliciting favours for her daughter is the first in a wide-reaching influence-peddling scandal. She was a close friend of Park Geun-hye, who was impeached over her alleged involvement and is also on […]

Otto Warmbier: Funeral held for student jailed in N Korea

Media captionFuneral for North Korea captive Otto Warmbier held in Ohio More than 2,500 family, friends and well-wishers gathered for the funeral of Otto Warmbier, the US student who died after falling into a coma while in prison in North Korea. The service was held at the 22-year-old’s school in Ohio, before his burial at […]

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