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Philippine news website Rappler has licence revoked by SEC

Philippine news website Rappler has licence revoked by SEC

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rappler said the SEC decision was “pure harassment” The Philippine government has revoked the operating licence of Rappler, one of the country’s leading news websites. Authorities said the media site, which has two US investors, had violated a clause in the constitution that limits media ownership to Philippine citizens. […]

North Korea to send orchestra to Winter Olympics

North Korea to send orchestra to Winter Olympics

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Athletes, cheerleaders and an art troupe are expected to be part of the North’s delegation at the Olympics North Korea has agreed to send a 140-member orchestra to the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea next month. The two sides are discussing plans for the North’s delegation at Panmunjom […]

North and South Korea discuss sending art troupe to Winter Olympics

North and South Korea discuss sending art troupe to Winter Olympics

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Athletes, cheerleaders and an art troupe are expected to be part of the North’s delegation at the Olympics North and South Korea are holding further talks on the North’s plan to attend the Winter Olympics Games. North Korea agreed last week to send a delegation to the Games in […]

Jakarta stock exchange ceiling collapses

Jakarta stock exchange ceiling collapses

An internal ceiling has collapsed at the Jakarta stock exchange building (IDX), with reports of injuries. Images circulating on social media show pieces of ceiling and broken furniture in the lobby of the building amid clouds of dust. It remains unclear how many people have been injured or what caused the collapse. The area has […]

Perth bushfire paints skies ‘vivid orange’

Perth bushfire paints skies ‘vivid orange’

Image copyright WA DEPARTMENT OF FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES Image caption Smoke from the bushfire over Perth on Sunday Skies in Perth, Australia, turned dramatic colours after a bushfire blanketed the city with smoke. More than 150 firefighters fought the blaze as it burned through 3,000 acres (1,200ha) of bushland near the city on Sunday, […]

Sri Lanka’s president rejects move to allow women to buy alcohol

Sri Lanka’s president rejects move to allow women to buy alcohol

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many women in Sri Lanka see alcohol consumption as contrary to the nation’s culture A move to grant women in Sri Lanka the same rights as men to buy alcohol legally has been overruled by President Maithripala Sirisena. He told a rally he had ordered the government to withdraw […]

Papua New Guinea volcano: Islanders flee worsening eruption

Papua New Guinea volcano: Islanders flee worsening eruption

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kadovar island lies off the northern coast of Papua New Guinea About 1,500 people are being evacuated from islands off Papua New Guinea, where a long-dormant volcano has started erupting, the Red Cross says. The volcano on Kadovar island began emitting smoke and ash last week, prompting the evacuation of […]

Burning oil tanker sinks off China after one week

Burning oil tanker sinks off China after one week

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Sanchi had been burning for more than a week since the collision An oil tanker burning in the East China Sea for more than a week has finally sunk, Chinese media say. The Sanchi and a cargo ship collided 260km (160 miles) off Shanghai on 6 January, with the […]

Why Pakistan won’t share intelligence with the US

Why Pakistan won’t share intelligence with the US

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pakistani protesters have denounced cuts in US aid Pakistan’s defence minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has announced that he has suspended intelligence sharing with the US – the latest twist in the US-Pakistan row. But how much does it matter? Relations between Washington and Islamabad have been in the spotlight since […]

China tanker fire: Bodies found as Sanchi burns, one week on

China tanker fire: Bodies found as Sanchi burns, one week on

Media captionSalvage workers managed to board the burning oil tanker on Saturday Salvage workers have managed to board a burning oil tanker off China’s coast, recovering the bodies of two crewmen before smoke forced them to leave. The Sanchi is still ablaze one week after a collision with a cargo ship. The salvage team also […]