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Myanmar police kill seven Buddhist protesters in Rakhine

Myanmar police kill seven Buddhist protesters in Rakhine

Image copyright AFP Police in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state have opened fire on Buddhist protesters, killing at least seven. The violence occurred after more than 4,000 ethnic Rakhine Buddhists gathered in Mrauk U on Tuesday to protest a ban on the annual commemoration of the fall of the ancient Arakan kingdom. Several injured people were […]

Japan warns over North Korean ‘charm offensive’

Japan warns over North Korean ‘charm offensive’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption North Korea has recently moved towards talks with its Southern counterpart Japan has told an international meeting on North Korea that the world should not be blinded by Pyongyang’s recent “charm offensive”. Foreign Minister Taro Kono’s comments in Canada come as North and South Korea discuss Pyongyang’s plans to […]

Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away actress has died, hospital says

Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away actress has died, hospital says

Image copyright ECASTER Image caption Australian actress Jessica Falkholt died on Wednesday, a hospital confirmed Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt has died from injuries she suffered in a car crash three weeks ago, an Australian hospital has confirmed. The accident in New South Wales on 26 December had already killed her parents, sister and […]

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh and Myanmar agree repatriation timeframe

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh and Myanmar agree repatriation timeframe

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya are living in refugee camps in Bangladesh Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed a timeframe for repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who fled crackdowns from the military. Myanmar has agreed to accept 1,500 Rohingya each week, Bangladesh says, adding that it aims to return all […]

China rights lawyer Yu Wensheng loses licence

China rights lawyer Yu Wensheng loses licence

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Yu has been accused of opposing the Communist authorities A Chinese human rights lawyer says his licence has been revoked three months after he wrote an open letter criticising the ruling Communist Party. Yu Wensheng, 50, received the news in a letter from Beijing’s Bureau of Justice on […]

Australian father’s instinct helps find trapped son

Australian father’s instinct helps find trapped son

Image copyright NSW Ambulance Image caption The man had been trapped for 30 hours by the time he was rescued An Australian teenager has been found alive in a car wreck after his father made an intuitive decision to search for him in a helicopter. Samuel Lethbridge, 17, was trapped for 30 hours after his […]

Japanese city on alert for deadly fugu blowfish

Japanese city on alert for deadly fugu blowfish

Image copyright AFP Image caption Fugu – the Russian roulette of dining? A Japanese city has broadcast emergency warnings to prevent people consuming blowfish, after potentially deadly portions were mistakenly sold. A local supermarket in Gamagori city sold five packets of fugu fish without removing the livers, which contain poison. Three have been found but […]

Moshe Holtzberg: Boy who survived 2008 attack returns to Mumbai

Moshe Holtzberg: Boy who survived 2008 attack returns to Mumbai

Image caption Moshe Holtzberg was two years old when his parents were killed An Israeli boy whose parents were killed in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks has returned to the Indian city for the first time as part of a delegation. Moshe Holtzberg, 11, will be present as Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu opens a memorial […]

Huge oil spill left after burning tanker sinks off China

Huge oil spill left after burning tanker sinks off China

Media captionFootage said to be filmed on Sunday 14 January showed huge plumes of smoke Chinese ships are racing to clean up a giant oil spill after an Iranian tanker sank in the East China Sea. The 120 sq km (46 sq mile) oil slick is thought to be made up of heavy fuel that […]

Jakarta stock exchange walkway collapses

Jakarta stock exchange walkway collapses

Media captionFloor collapses at Jakarta stock exchange building A mezzanine floor has collapsed at the Jakarta stock exchange building (IDX), injuring dozens of people. Dramatic CCTV footage captured the moment of collapse, which sent a group of more than 30 students gathered on the mezzanine crashing into the lobby. The area was evacuated and cordoned […]

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