Some Auckland petrol stations run out of fuel after burst pipe

Image copyright Getty Images Several petrol stations in Auckland have been hit by fuel shortages as problems caused by damage to a pipeline in New Zealand’s largest city spread. Z Energy confirmed to the BBC that 13 service stations had run out of 95 octane petrol by Tuesday. The firm said fuel was being trucked […]

North Korea says sanctions will accelerate nuclear programme

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption North Korea fired a missile over Japan on Friday North Korea has warned that more sanctions and pressure will only make it accelerate its nuclear programme. In a strongly worded statement, the foreign ministry called a new round of restrictions imposed by the United Nations as “the most vicious, unethical […]

New Zealand jet fuel shortage leaves passengers stranded

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of airline passengers were stranded in Auckland on Monday after a burst pipeline cut jet fuel supplies to New Zealand’s largest airport. The damaged pipeline is Auckland Airport’s only source of jet fuel. The disruption is expected to last at least a week as work continues to repair the pipe, […]

Pakistan by-election: Sharif wife ‘wins Lahore seat’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Maryam Nawaz (R) led the campaign for her mother Kulsoom (L) The wife of Pakistan’s former prime minister who stepped down over a corruption inquiry has won a key seat in Lahore, unofficial results suggest. Kulsoom Nawaz stood in place of her husband Nawaz Sharif, who was disqualified from […]

Did Taiwan police and paramedics leave migrant worker to die?

Did Taiwan police and paramedics leave migrant worker to die?

Image caption Nguyen Quoc Phi’s sister and father (second and third from left) took part in a protest calling for answers Footage apparently showing police and paramedics failing to give medical treatment to a Vietnamese migrant worker, who had been fatally shot by a police officer, has prompted outrage in Taiwan. Former factory worker Nguyen […]

Hong Kong: Man dies at haunted house attraction

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The annual Halloween Fest has been running since 2001 A 21-year-old has died after reportedly being struck by a mechanical object while walking through a haunted house attraction in Hong Kong. The man, identified only by his surname Cheung, was found unconscious five minutes after entering the Buried Alive […]

Hamilton wins Singapore GP after crash

Lewis Hamilton drove a masterful race to win the Singapore Grand Prix and take a stranglehold on the title as rival Sebastian Vettel crashed out. Hamilton, who started fifth after struggling in qualifying, was leading within four corners after Vettel collided with Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen at the start. It […]

Rohingya ‘extremists’ trying to build stronghold – Myanmar army

Media captionHeavy monsoons are adding to the misery in the Rohingya camps in Bangladesh Myanmar’s top general has blamed Rohingya people for the crisis that has led to hundreds of thousands crossing into Bangladesh. Gen Min Aung Hlaing said the Rohingya “has never been an ethnic group”, and accused “extremists” of trying to form a […]

Rohingya crisis: ‘Last chance’ for Aung San Suu Kyi

Image copyright Reuters Image caption More than 400,000 Rohingya have fled from Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has “a last chance” to halt an army offensive that has forced hundreds of thousands of the mainly Muslim Rohingya to flee abroad, the UN head has said. Antonio Guterres told […]

Pakistan by-election: Sharif family contests Lahore seat

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Maryam Nawaz has taken centre stage in the by-election Polling is under way in the Pakistani city of Lahore for a keenly-watched by-election caused when the former prime minister stepped down in July. The Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif from office over a ruling he was dishonest in a corruption […]