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,...

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...

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...

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...

Time travel with Trump

A bad case of jet lag wasn't the only side effect of the Singapore summit to leave reporters' heads spinning. *Featured images and content are...

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:...

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:...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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:...
Australia same-sex marriage: Midnight vows mark historic day

Australia same-sex marriage: Midnight vows mark historic day

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 man helping deaf people find justice

Tang Shuai has become an inspiration to thousands in China as one of the few sign language lawyers. *Featured images and content are taken from...

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...

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:...

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...

'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...

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...
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...

The unsolved killing of Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto was the first woman to lead a Muslim country. The decade since an assassin killed her has revealed more about how Pakistan...

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:...

Israel's Indian Jews and their lives in the 'promised land'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has just left India after a six-day official visit during which the two countries heralded a "new era" in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Can English remain the ‘world’s favourite’ language?

English is spoken by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, but do new translation technology and "hybrid" languages threaten its status? *Featured images and content...

Sheela Birnstiel on the documentary series Wild Wild Country

Ma Anand Sheela talks to the BBC about her controversial past and her role in Wild Wild Country. *Featured images and content are taken from...

China’s bungled drone display breaks world record

The display has been called an "epic fail" by Chinese media. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Asia News News Full...

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...

Zimbabwean family stranded in Bangkok airport for months

No-one really enjoys a long airport stopover, but for one Zimbabwean family, Bangkok's main airport has been home for nearly three months.According to the...

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:...

The man who cycled to Russia to meet Messi

Clifin Francis took a bike to meet his hero and is now just days away from Moscow. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Hong Kong artist photographs city’s tram system

Artist Irene Flanhardt is a big fan of the region's "antique" transport system. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Asia...

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...

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:...

Police investigate four baby deaths at South Korea hospital

Police are investigating the deaths of four newborn babies who died within 90 minutes of each other in an intensive care ward in South...

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:...

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...

Philippine Police kill two mistaking them for gunmen

Philippine police have killed two people who were rushing to hospital, mistaking them for gunmen on the run. The officers were called to the...