Rohingya crisis: Satellite images of Myanmar village burning

Image copyright Amnesty International Image caption Satellite imagery shows settlements before and after burning Rights group Amnesty International has released satellite images which it says show an “orchestrated campaign” to burn Rohingya villages in western Myanmar. Amnesty said this was evidence security forces were trying to push the minority Muslim group out of the country. […]

Philippine drug war: Profiting from death?

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is behind a controversial “war on drugs”. More than 3,800 drug suspects have been killed by police and other enforcement agencies in what rights groups call extra-judicial killings. But for one funeral parlour the drug war has boosted business. Video Journalist: Howard Johnson. Additional footage by Bernice Beltra. Philippine drug war: […]

Pakistan ‘honour killing’: Karachi teen lovers ‘were electrocuted’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Rights groups say honour killings are on the rise in Pakistan The bodies of a teenage Pakistani couple feared murdered in an “honour killing” bear marks suggesting they were electrocuted, police say. Officials exhumed the bodies of Bakht Jan, 15, and her boyfriend Rehman, 17, a month after they were […]

Daniel Dae Kim thanks Ed Skrein after taking over Hellboy role

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Daniel Dae Kim has starred in TV shows like Lost and Hawaii Five-0 Actor Daniel Dae Kim has been confirmed for the Hellboy reboot, two weeks after British star Ed Skrein dropped out amid accusations of “whitewashing”. Daniel Dae Kim, who is known for shows like Hawaii Five-0 and […]

Kuala Lumpur school fire kills students and teachers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The fire broke out in an upper room where students would have been sleeping At least 24 students and teachers have died in a fire at a religious school in Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur. The fire at the Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah broke out in the early hours of Thursday […]

Rohingya crisis: Humanitarian situation catastrophic, UN says

Image copyright EPA Image caption The number of Rohingya arriving in Bangladesh has tripled since a week ago Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are facing a catastrophic humanitarian situation, according to the UN secretary general. Antonio Guterres said alleged attacks by security forces on Rohingya villagers were completely unacceptable. The army says it is fighting militants […]

Elusive night parrot found in South Australia, ecologists say

Elusive night parrot found in South Australia, ecologists say

Image copyright JOHN YOUNG Image caption The night parrot was re-discovered in Queensland in 2013 Wildlife researchers say they have found one of the world’s rarest birds in South Australia – the first proof of it there in more than a century. The night parrot was feared extinct in Australia until 2013 when one was […]

India launches first bullet train project

Image copyright AFP Image caption The deal was one of a raft of agreements signed between two leaders in 2015 Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has launched work for India’s first high-speed train in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s native state of Gujarat on Thursday. Mostly funded by a $17bn (£12.78bn) loan from Japan, the bullet […]

Trump blocks sale of US tech firm to Chinese company

Image copyright Getty Images The Trump administration has barred the sale of a US technology firm to a Chinese-backed company, citing national security risks. Since November, Chinese-backed Canyon Bridge Capital Partners has been seeking approval for a $1.3bn (£984m) deal to buy Lattice Semiconductor. The firms said they were “disappointed” by the decision. The order […]

New Zealand MP Jian Yang denies being a Chinese spy

Image copyright New Zealand Parliament Image caption Mr Yang received military and intelligence training at Chinese ‘spy schools’ A New Zealand MP has denied allegations he is a Chinese spy, saying he has been the target of a racist smear campaign. It is alleged that Chinese-born Jian Yang, 55, was investigated by New Zealand’s intelligence […]

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