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Kim Jong-nam murder: Police seek pair to testify at murder trial

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Kim Jong-nam, pictured in 2001, the late half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un Malaysian police are seeking two Indonesian women they want to testify at the trial of those accused of killing Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. Local media named the potential witnesses […]

‘Ghost ship’ in Myanmar: Navy finds answers

Image copyright Yangon Police/Facebook Image caption The Sam Ratulangi PB 1600, built in 2001, is more than 177m long Myanmar officials investigating a “ghost ship” found mysteriously drifting near the Yangon region this week have found the answer to its fate. The large, empty and rusty container vessel, Sam Ratulangi PB 1600, had been discovered […]

Son Heung-min to avoid military duty after South Korea win Asian Games

Son signed a new five-year deal with Tottenham in July Tottenham forward Son Heung-min will avoid military service for South Korea after helping his country beat Japan 2-1 in the Asian Games football final. A gold medal at the event, along with an Olympic podium finish, is the only automatic way for a South Korean […]

Indonesia to bid for 2032 Olympics

Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous nation and projected to be among the world’s 10 largest economies by 2030 Indonesia is planning to bid for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the country’s president Joko Widodo has announced. It comes after a meeting with International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach on Saturday. The […]

‘Ghost ship’ in Myanmar: Navy finds answers

Image copyright Yangon Police/Facebook Image caption The Sam Ratulangi PB 1600, built in 2001, is more than 177m long Myanmar officials investigating a “ghost ship” found mysteriously drifting near the Yangon region this week have found the answer to its fate. The large, empty and rusty container vessel, Sam Ratulangi PB 1600, had been discovered […]

Cambodia jails Australian filmmaker found guilty of espionage

Image copyright AFP Image caption James Ricketson denies all charges An Australian filmmaker has been sentenced by a Cambodian court to six years in prison on charges of spying for an unnamed country. James Ricketson, 69, was arrested in June 2017 while flying a camera drone over an opposition rally. Mr Ricketson denies the charges […]

UN ‘alarmed’ by reports of China’s mass detention of Uighurs

Image copyright AFP Image caption The UN commission says China discriminates against its Uighur population The UN says it is alarmed by reports of the mass detention of Uighurs in China and called for the release of those held on a counter terrorism “pretext”. It comes after a UN committee heard reports that up to […]

Trump blames China for N Korea dilemmas

Image copyright AFP Image caption ‘It’s all China’s fault’ says Trump US President Donald Trump has lashed out at China for undermining its work with North Korea, as criticism over progress on denuclearisation mounts. In a series of tweets he also said the US should not be spending on war games with South Korea, but […]

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar leader Suu Kyi ‘should have resigned’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Rohingya are one of many ethnic minorities in Myanmar The outgoing UN human rights chief says Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi should have resigned over the military’s violent campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority last year. Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein told the BBC the Nobel Peace […]

Julia Banks: Exiting Australia MP decries ‘bullying’ of women

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption MP Julia Banks (L) was a supporter of former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull An Australian government MP has revealed she will not contest the next election, condemning the parliament’s “bullying and intimidation” of women. Julia Banks branded a party coup that ousted Malcolm Turnbull as PM last week as […]