Rohingya crisis: UN reports drop in arrivals in Bangladesh

Rohingya crisis: UN reports drop in arrivals in Bangladesh

Image copyright Reuters Image caption More than 400,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since late August UN agencies in Bangladesh say there has been a notable drop over the past two days in the number of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar. But a spokeswoman for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) told the BBC […]

Trump and North Korea war of words escalates

Trump and North Korea war of words escalates

Media captionTrump is making the US an ‘inevitable target’ US President Donald Trump has made new threats against North Korea in response to the country’s foreign minister’s fiery speech at the UN on Saturday. Ri Yong-ho described Mr Trump as a “mentally deranged person full of megalomania” on a “suicide mission”. The US president responded […]

US bombers stage North Korea show of force

US bombers stage North Korea show of force

Image copyright US Pacific Command Image caption The bombers staged a show of force close to North Korea’s east coast US bombers have flown close to North Korea’s east coast to demonstrate the military options available to defeat any threat, the Pentagon says. It said the flight was the farthest north of the demilitarised zone […]

North Korea: Mystery quake ‘not nuclear test’

North Korea: Mystery quake ‘not nuclear test’

Image copyright AFP Image caption News of the earthquake was broadcast in Seoul, South Korea A shallow magnitude 3.4 tremor has been detected near North Korea’s nuclear test site, but experts believe it was a natural earthquake. South Korea said the specific soundwaves of man-made quakes were not recorded, while China said the tremor’s features […]

Popular Indian guru arrested over alleged rape of law student

Popular Indian guru arrested over alleged rape of law student

A popular spiritual guru has been arrested in India for the alleged rape of a 21-year-old woman, Indian media report. Falahari Maharaj is accused of raping the law student at his ashram in Alwar, a village in Rajasthan state. The self-styled “godman” faces 10 years in prison if convicted. Last month controversial Indian guru Gurmeet […]

China limits oil trade to North Korea and bans textile trade

China limits oil trade to North Korea and bans textile trade

Image copyright AFP Image caption Petrol prices are on the rise in Pyongyang China has moved to limit North Korea’s oil supply and will stop buying textiles from the politically isolated nation, it said on Saturday. China is North Korea’s most important trading partner, and one of its only sources of hard currency. The ban […]

Russia: Trump and Kim are like ‘children in a kindergarten’

Russia: Trump and Kim are like ‘children in a kindergarten’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Lavrov said the exchanges were “like when children in a kindergarten start fighting”. Russia’s foreign minister has likened the war of words between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un to a kindergarten fight between children. The North Korean leader earlier labelled Mr Trump “mentally deranged” and a “dotard” after Mr […]

New Zealand votes in tight general election

New Zealand votes in tight general election

Image copyright AFP New Zealand is heading to the polls in a tightly-fought general election. Polls are showing a slight lead for incumbent Bill English of the ruling National Party over his main challenger Jacinda Ardern of the Labour Party. Labour saw a major surge after the July appointment of the 37-year-old leader but has […]

Indonesia: Bali volcano highest alert issued

Indonesia: Bali volcano highest alert issued

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mount Agung last erupted in 1963, killing more than 1,000 people Indonesia has issued its highest level alert for a volcano on Bali, warning that an eruption on the popular tourist island could be imminent. About 10,000 people have already been evacuated, with officials urging people to stay at least […]

UK chip designer Imagination bought by Chinese firm

UK chip designer Imagination bought by Chinese firm

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Apple uses Imagination’s technology in its iPhones UK technology firm Imagination, which designs graphics chips for smartphones, is being bought for £550m by a Chinese-backed investment firm. Imagination put itself up for sale in June after Apple, its largest customer, said it would stop using its products. The boss of […]

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