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Golden Horse: Zhang Yimou’s Shadow wins most awards

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Zhang Yimou had never won a Golden Horse until now One of China’s most acclaimed directors, a rising star with a tragic story and a documentary charting mass protests have all won top prizes at this year’s Golden Horse awards. The 55th annual awards – dubbed the “Chinese Oscars” – […]

Golden Horse: Zhang Yimou’s Shadow wins most awards

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Zhang Yimou had never won a Golden Horse until now One of China’s most acclaimed directors, a rising star with a tragic story and a documentary charting mass protests have all won top prizes at this year’s Golden Horse awards. The 55th annual awards – dubbed the “Chinese Oscars” – […]

Khmer Rouge surviving leaders face genocide verdict

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The pair are already serving life sentences The UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal is set to deliver its verdict on whether the last two surviving leaders of the Pol Pot regime are guilty of genocide. Nuon Chea, 92, was Pol Pot’s deputy, and Khieu Samphan, 87, was the regime’s head of […]

Lion Air crash: Boeing sued by victim’s family over aircraft design

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Investigators examine one of the engines from the doomed Lion Air flight JT 610 The family of a passenger killed when a Lion Air flight crashed into the sea near Indonesia are suing Boeing over an alleged fault with the jet’s design. The lawsuit accuses the US aircraft manufacturer of […]

Garima Arora: Indian chef cooks her way to a Michelin star

Image copyright Courtesy of Gaa, Bangkok Image caption Garima Arora has become the first Indian woman to win a Michelin star Chef Garima Arora has become the first Indian woman to win a Michelin star for her restaurant Gaa in Bangkok, Thailand. The BBC’s Nikita Mandhani spoke to her about the journey to get there. […]

Rohingya return to Myanmar: Confusion and fear in refugee camps

Image copyright AFP Image caption Most Rohingya dread having to return Uncertainty over whether Bangladesh will start sending Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar has caused fear and confusion in refugee camps. Authorities had said they planned to move the first group on Thursday but it is unclear whether they will go ahead. The UN and […]

Monkey kills baby boy in India’s Agra

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Monkeys in India face growing environmental as well as human pressures A 12-day-old boy has died after he was snatched from his mother and bitten by a monkey in northern India. The infant’s mother was breastfeeding him at their home in the city of Agra when the animal entered […]

Philippines’ Duterte skipped Asean meetings to take ‘power naps’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Duterte has openly admitted that he is tired and ready to quit Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte missed several meetings at a regional summit because he was taking “power naps”, said the presidential office. A spokesman said Mr Duterte missed four scheduled events on Wednesday because he was “catching […]

Paraplegic athlete ‘forced to urinate in bottle’ on flight

Image copyright DARREN BELLING Image caption Darren Belling (R), pictured with a friend, says he was left humiliated An Australian paraplegic athlete says he was forced to urinate into a bottle on a flyDubai flight after being told he could not access the toilets. Darren Belling, 52, flew to Finland in October to represent Australia […]

Lion Air crash: Victim’s fiancée takes wedding photos alone

Image copyright Instagram/intansyariii Image caption Intan Syari says she’s fulfilling her partner’s last wish An Indonesian woman whose fiancé was on a Lion Air flight which crashed into the sea has gone ahead with her wedding pictures alone. Intan Syari and Rio Nanda Pratama were due to get married on 11 November. But Mr Pratama […]

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