The India village ‘on the verge of extinction’

A village ravaged by decades of mining is struggling after the mines closed. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Asia...

Crypto-couple

When Prashant Sharma and Niti Shree were planning to marry, they decided to ask for something unusual as a wedding present - the cryptocurrency,...

Australia considers visas for white South African farmers

A diplomatic spat erupts after Australia says white farmers need "help from a civilised country". *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

GT Wonder Boy at CES 2019 in Las Vegas

Singapore’s first smart social bot companion GT Wonder Boy represents Singapore’s advancement in robotics at CES, Las Vegas from 8th -11th January. Singapore-based innovative technological...

Myanmar frees TRT journalists jailed for flying drone

Two foreign journalists, an interpreter and a driver jailed for flying a drone near Myanmar's parliament have been released, the authorities say.All four, who...

Wage gamble

Bitcoin. Lots of people are talking about, but very few own it. So how would you feel about getting paid in the high profile...

Korea: Hoping for peace at a fake DMZ

A replica of the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea is drawing tourists. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

The man who went to the North Korean place that ‘doesn’t exist’

One US citizen warns of the consequences of a visit to a forbidden area in North Korea. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away star's sister dies in crash

The sister of Australian actress Jessica Falkholt has died after a car crash which also killed their parents and another man.Annabelle, 21 died in...

Row over New Zealand student magazine’s ‘period issue’

Staff at Otago University seize a student magazine over a cartoon cover featuring menstruation. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Elderly dog helps save girl lost in Australian bush

The three-year-old child was missing for a night in Australia, but police say she had "good company". *Featured images and content are taken from the...

US and China halt imposing import tariffs

No specific numbers are given, but the deal appears to have ended the imminent threat of a trade war. *Featured images and content are taken...

Japan plans to lower age of adulthood to 18

If passed, the bill will allow 18-year-olds to marry and sign contracts without parental consent. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Trump Kim summit: North Korea sets out its Singapore agenda

Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump have both arrived as Singapore prepares for the historic talks. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Why China wants the UK's boar semen

After a £200,000 deal was secured, Northern Ireland will be flying frozen boar semen 5,000 miles over to China.This video has been optimised for...

‘We were sexually harassed at Myanmar’s new year party’

More women in Myanmar are saying they are being harassed at Thingyan, the new year water festival. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Chinese skyscraper to be auctioned online

In need of an unfinished skyscraper? Act fast and you might be able to get your hands on one in China.A 156m (511ft) skyscraper...
Australia same-sex marriage: Midnight vows mark historic day

Australia same-sex marriage: Midnight vows mark historic day

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Thai fraudster sentenced to 13,275 years in prison

A Thai court has sentenced a fraudster to more than 13,000 years in prison.Pudit Kittithradilok, 34, admitted running a Ponzi scheme whereby he promised...

Swimmer Ben Lecomte begins record Pacific crossing attempt

Ben Lecomte, 51, sets off from Japan aiming to become the first swimmer to cross the Pacific Ocean. *Featured images and content are taken from...

'Crowdfunding his death'

Last November, Wu Yongning went out to do what he loved best - scale a skyscraper without safety equipment and film himself dangling off...

Malaysia heads to polls on election day

The vote sees a 92-year-old ex-prime minister challenge his former protégé in a surprise return. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

South Korea to shut off computers to stop people working late

The initiative in South Korea's local government aims to stop a "culture of working overtime". *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...
China's uphill struggle fighting extreme poverty

China's uphill struggle fighting extreme poverty

The country's radical plans to lift 43 million people out of extreme poverty in three years. China's uphill struggle fighting extreme poverty Source: Asia News The country's...

Hua Yong: Chinese artist freed in time for daughter's birthday

A Chinese artist who was arrested after posting videos about Beijing's controversial mass evictions has been released on bail, according to friends.Hua Yong had...

The Chinese making a new life in Africa

Chinese and African trade has boomed in recent years - but how are the two cultures getting on? *Featured images and content are taken from...

Australia fights drug addiction with plane flying lessons

A moment of fear in the air is part of a rehab programme in Australia. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

North Korea 'hacked crypto-currency exchange in South'

South Korea's spy agency believes that North Korea is behind hacking attacks on a crypto-currency exchange in the South, sources say. At least $7m...

Malaysia election: What does politics mean to multi-racial voters?

As multi-racial Malaysia heads to the polls, we ask different communities what will decide their vote. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Does Trump deserve the credit for NK talks?

Kim Jong-un has agreed to talks with South Korea and America. President Trump says he deserves the credit. *Featured images and content are taken from...

The Kashmiri property rows that date back to British India

Families are still fighting to prove they own property lost when British India was partitioned. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

‘I used to be a slave’

Rani Hong was kidnapped from her family in India and sold into slavery. Now she lives in the US and fights human trafficking. *Featured images...

Australia to end air strikes against IS in Iraq and Syria

Australia has said it will stop conducting air strikes against so-called Islamic State (IS) group targets in Iraq and Syria.Six hornet jets will be...

How India viral messages helped catch rape suspect

Indian police turned to WhatsApp and Facebook to track down the suspect in a rape investigation. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Terrace House: Japan’s nice, calm Love Island alternative

In a world of loud reality TV, the pleasant friendliness of Terrace House show stands out. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Tony Abbott head-butt: Attacker pleads guilty in court

A man has pleaded guilty to head-butting former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott.Astro Labe, 38, admitted on Thursday to a charge of causing harm...

Will China beat the world to nuclear fusion and clean energy?

China's nuclear fusion research might put the country at the fore of future clean energy solutions. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Rohingya crisis: Military build-up on Myanmar border with Bangladesh

Bangladesh objects as Myanmar steps up its military presence on the border by a Rohingya camp. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

How did North Korea-US summit fall apart?

Analyst Ankit Panda examines how the planned 12 June Singapore leaders' summit fell apart. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Will Netflix’s Amo be the Philippine Narcos?

Narcos was accused of "glamorising" the Colombian drug war - will a new Netflix title do the same for the Philippines? *Featured images and content...

Caroline Buchanan: Olympic cyclist injured in car crash

Two-time Olympian and world cycling champion Caroline Buchanan has suffered serious injuries in a car accident in her native Australia.Buchanan, 27, posted an image...

Speaking up about rape in conservative Kazakhstan

In Kazakhstan, victims say relatives and police tell them to stay silent or "leave it with Allah". *Featured images and content are taken from the...

How we will know if North Korea really ‘denuclearises’

North Korea is poised to dismantle a nuclear test site, but is it going far enough? *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

North Korean defector is social media star

Thousands of people watch this YouTuber talk about life in North Korea. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Asia News...

Herbal remedy for stroke recovery?

A study claims that the popular herbal extract ginkgo biloba may help the brain recover after a stroke.The herbal remedy, available in health food...

Pakistan ISI: Doctors protest against spy agency over beating

The protest against the ISI spy agency came after a doctor was detained and beaten. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Australian citizenship row: By-election threatens PM's majority

Australians in a suburb of Sydney are voting in a by-election that could cost the governing conservative coalition its slim majority in parliament.The poll...

The house that is in both India and Myanmar

The international border between India and Myanmar runs through this house in Longwa village. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

'Nice' Australian was a 'loyal agent' for North Korea

Further details have emerged about the Australian man accused of being an economic agent for North Korea.Chan Han Choi, 59 was arrested in Sydney...