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Kim Jong-nam murder: Suspects ‘were paid for TV pranks’

Kim Jong-nam murder: Suspects ‘were paid for TV pranks’

Image copyright Reuters/AFP Image caption Doan Thi Huong (left) and Siti Aisyah (right) say they were tricked by North Korean agents into carrying out the killing A woman charged with killing Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, says she was paid to take part in a series of pranks before his death. Siti […]

Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea’s General Kim Yong-chol to attend

Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea’s General Kim Yong-chol to attend

Image copyright AFP Image caption South Korea says the visit of Kim Yong-chol (pictured) will be a chance to improve North-South relations North Korea will send one of its highest ranking figures, General Kim Yong-chol, to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Gen Kim was the North’s intelligence chief, and is believed […]

India doctors remove world’s ‘largest brain tumour’

India doctors remove world’s ‘largest brain tumour’

Image caption Mr Pal lost his vision because of the tumour Doctors in India who have removed a 1.8kg (3.9lb) brain tumour from a 31-year-old man say it could be the largest in the world. The surgery, which lasted seven hours, took place on 14 February at the Nair hospital in the western city of […]

Kim Jong-nam murder: Suspects ‘were paid for TV pranks’

Kim Jong-nam murder: Suspects ‘were paid for TV pranks’

Image copyright Reuters/AFP Image caption Doan Thi Huong (left) and Siti Aisyah (right) say they were tricked by North Korean agents into carrying out the killing A woman charged with killing Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, says she was paid to take part in a series of pranks before his death. Siti […]

Justin Trudeau rescinds India dinner invite to Sikh separatist

Justin Trudeau rescinds India dinner invite to Sikh separatist

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trudeau is on his first state visit to India. Canada has withdrawn an invitation to an alleged Sikh extremist to attend an official dinner with its Prime Minister Justin Trudeau while he is in Delhi. Mr Trudeau, on a first state visit to India, said Jaspal Atwal should […]

Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea’s General Kim Yong-chol to attend

Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea’s General Kim Yong-chol to attend

Image copyright AFP Image caption South Korea says the visit of Kim Yong-chol (pictured) will be a chance to improve North-South relations North Korea will send one of its highest ranking figures, General Kim Yong-chol, to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Gen Kim was the North’s intelligence chief, and is believed […]

Indonesian president pays $800 for Metallica gift

Indonesian president pays $800 for Metallica gift

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Danish Prime Minister Lars Rasmussen gave President Joko Widodo the album in November Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has paid 11m rupiah ($800; £600) to keep a rare Metallica album he received as a gift, to avoid any conflict of interest, local media report. The signed, limited-edition vinyl box set […]

India doctors remove world’s ‘largest brain tumour’

India doctors remove world’s ‘largest brain tumour’

Image caption Mr Pal lost his vision because of the tumour Doctors in India who have removed a 1.8kg (2.2lbs) brain tumour from a 31-year-old man say it could be the largest in the world. The surgery, which lasted seven hours, took place on 14 February at the Nair hospital in the western city of […]

Justin Trudeau’s ‘Bollywood’ wardrobe amuses Indians

Justin Trudeau’s ‘Bollywood’ wardrobe amuses Indians

Image copyright Getty Images When it comes to breaking out the traditional Indian outfits, no one is quite as committed as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, says the BBC’s Ayeshea Perera. Justin Trudeau is certainly no stranger to Indian wear – he has regularly worn it during official celebrations of Diwali, the Hindu festival of […]

Lunar New Year: Who owns the ‘lucky money’ in a red envelope?

Lunar New Year: Who owns the ‘lucky money’ in a red envelope?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Red is a symbol of prosperity and wealth in Chinese culture Every Lunar New Year, children are typically given red envelopes containing “lucky money”, meant to represent good wishes for the year ahead. Beginning this year on 16 February, the holiday is celebrated by hundreds of millions of people […]

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