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...

Xi Jinping: How China’s president got ahead, in hats

The story of China's parliament told in hats - and the shock that had some analysts eating theirs. *Featured images and content are taken from...

Australia Day: Poll examines attitudes to controversial date

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Sri Lanka violence: Nationwide state of emergency lifted

The measure was in place earlier this month to stop violent attacks against Muslims. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

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...
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 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...

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:...

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...

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...

'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...

Usain Bolt may play football trial in Australia

The champion sprinter is negotiating a trial with a top-tier club, his agent confirms. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

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:...

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...

Life in a prison with 5,500 other inmates

A prisoner at Manila City Jail, one of the world’s most overcrowded ones, describes what life is like there. *Featured images and content are taken...

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...

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 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...

Kitten rescued by police from busy Auckland motorway

A ginger and white striped kitten has briefly shut down a busy section of motorway in Auckland, New Zealand, while police tried to rescue...

'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...

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...

Japan minister apologises over escaped prisoner

The convicted thief is believed to have stolen items ranging from socks to a car since his escape. *Featured images and content are taken from...

North Korea crisis: South to continue talks with 'clear eyes'

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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...

The train that drives through a market

Eight times a day a remarkable scene unfolds in Maeklong Market near Bangkok. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Asia...

Trump defends U-turn on China’s ZTE ahead of trade talks

The President says the Chinese tech firm buys from the US amid criticism over his decision. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Kazakhstan coal miners carry out strike underground

Hundreds of coal miners in Kazakhstan are refusing to return to the surface until their wages are doubled and working conditions improved.More than 600...

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...

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,...

Deadly attack on Methodist church in Pakistan

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Hua Yong: Detained Chinese artist's emotional last video

Concerns are mounting for a Chinese artist who has been taken into police custody after posting videos and messages critical of the Communist Party....

Pomegranate contamination kills woman in Australia

Her death from hepatitis A is a "rare and tragic" case caused by a frozen product, authorities say. *Featured images and content are taken from...

White House criticises China for $3bn tariffs on US imports

Markets lurch as Beijing slaps imports on 128 US products, including pork, wine and aluminium. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Midwife training centre attacked in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad

Militants targeted a training centre in Jalalabad, killing two guards and a driver. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Asia...

Cyber-Attack: US blames North Korea for WannaCry

The US administration has said North Korea was "directly responsible" for the WannaCry malware attack affecting hospitals, businesses and banks across the world earlier...

Sultan of Yogyakarta: A feminist revolution in an ancient kingdom

The tiny Islamic kingdom of Yogyakarta is locked in a bitter battle over whether the sultan's daughter can inherit the throne. *Featured images and content...

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...

Made in India

Even as World War Two broke, Josef Wirsching was busy on the movie sets in Bombay (later renamed Mumbai), often called the Indian city...

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...

'Lost legacy'

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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...

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...

Afghan interpreters able to stay in UK – home secretary

The home secretary said fees will be waived for the interpreters who "put their lives at risk". *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Delicious but deadly mochi: The Japanese rice cakes that kill

Two people have died in Japan and several are in a critical condition after choking on traditional rice cakes as part of the new...

Water wars

"This river has displaced me five times already," Bimati Hajarika says, pointing at the Brahmaputra river in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam."My past...

Missing Malaysia flight MH370: Aviation chief quits over failings

A report into the Malaysia Airlines flight missing since 2014 found failures by air traffic control. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

The African footballers changing the game in India

A little-known style of football starring African players finds an unlikely following in India. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

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...

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:...

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...