India train crash: Rescuers work overnight to find survivors

India train crash: Rescuers work overnight to find survivors

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Officials are expecting the death toll to rise as workers reach the worst-hit carriages Rescuers have worked through the night to pull survivors out of a deadly train crash in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state. At least 120 people are dead after the Indore-Patna Express derailed at 03:00 local […]

Australia’s PM takes ‘farewell selfie’ with Barack Obama

Australia’s PM takes ‘farewell selfie’ with Barack Obama

Image copyright PMO Image caption Mr Turnbull said there was ‘an element of sadness’ over Mr Obama’s departure Australia’s prime minister has taken a “farewell selfie” after his final meeting with Barack Obama as the US president. The two men held closed door talks for 50 minutes at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Peru […]

India train crash: 115 killed in derailment near Kanpur

Media captionRescuers are desperately trying to reach people trapped inside The death toll following the derailment of a train in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state has reached at least 115, with more than 150 injured, police say. Fourteen carriages of the Indore-Patna Express derailed just after 03:00 local time on Sunday (21:30 GMT Saturday) near […]

India train crash: 100 killed in derailment near Kanpur

Media captionRescuers are cutting through the wreckage to reach people trapped inside The death toll following the derailment of a train in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state has now passed 100, with more than 150 injured, police say. Fourteen carriages of the Indore-Patna Express derailed just after 03:00 local time on Sunday (21:30 GMT Saturday) […]

Scores killed as train derails near Kanpur, India

Scores killed as train derails near Kanpur, India

Image copyright Krishna Keshav Image caption Rescuers are still working to free people from the wreckage At least 60 people have been killed after 14 carriages of an Indian express train derailed in northern Uttar Pradesh state, reports say. The incident took place on the Indore-Patna Express just after 03:00 local time on Sunday (21:30 […]

S Korea president Park Geun-hye ‘had role’ in scandal

S Korea president Park Geun-hye ‘had role’ in scandal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protests over the scandal have seen as many as half a million people on the streets South Korean President Park Geun-hye had a “considerable” role in a corruption scandal involving a close confidante, prosecutors have said. Speaking after confidante Choi Soon-sil and two aides were charged, Chief Prosecutor Lee Young-ryeol […]

Malaysia protesters demand PM Najib Razak step down

Malaysia protesters demand PM Najib Razak step down

Image copyright AP Image caption The rally was organised by electoral reform group Bersih Thousands of yellow-shirted protesters have gathered in Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak. The demonstrators want Mr Najib to face charges over allegations that billions were looted from his brainchild investment fund, 1MDB. They […]

Australia bank fire started by Myanmar asylum seeker

Australia bank fire started by Myanmar asylum seeker

Image copyright EPA Image caption The fire blackened an ATM in front of the bank branch An asylum seeker from Myanmar has been identified as the man who set himself alight in a bank in the Australian city of Melbourne on Friday. The 21-year-old is under guard in hospital after the incident that injured 26 […]

Anger at hero’s burial for Philippines dictator Marcos

Anger at hero’s burial for Philippines dictator Marcos

Image copyright AP Image caption Ferdinand Marcos ruled the Philippines for 20 years before he was ousted The burial of former Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the country’s Heroes’ Cemetery has prompted outrage from opponents. Ousted and exiled in 1986, he died in the US in 1989. His body was brought back in 1993 and […]