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Eye rolls and tame questions at China’s Congress

Eye rolls and tame questions at China’s Congress

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The National People’s Congress meets every year in March China’s National People’s Congress is in full swing with dozens of choreographed press conferences on the sidelines. From screening questions to blocking posts, Communist Party officials use these events to manage the message but even in this highly-controlled environment things […]

Conscripted K-Pop star inundated by fan mail

Conscripted K-Pop star inundated by fan mail

Image copyright Getty Images Fans of K-Pop boyband member G-Dragon have been asked to stop sending fan mail to the army base where he’s doing military service. The camp where he is working has run out of paper because it’s had to print all the emails sent to the superstar, says his management company. “G-Dragon […]

Barack Obama’s $6 dinner table preserved for posterity in Vietnam

Barack Obama’s $6 dinner table preserved for posterity in Vietnam

Image copyright Instagram: Anthony Bourdain Image caption Barack Obama and Anthony Bourdain sat down to a simple meal of noodles and cold beer in Hanoi in 2016 A table where former US President Barack Obama ate with chef Anthony Bourdain on an official trip to Vietnam two years ago has gone on display. The table, […]

Nepal plane crash survivors describe chaos

Nepal plane crash survivors describe chaos

Image copyright Bishnu Sapkota Image caption The crash is the worst aviation disaster to hit Nepal in years Survivors and witnesses of a plane crash in Nepal have described the chaotic moments when the aircraft went down, killing at least 49 people. The flight, carrying 71 passengers and crew, crashed while landing at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan […]

Tooth of ancient megashark stolen in Australia

Tooth of ancient megashark stolen in Australia

Image copyright WA GOVERNMENT Image caption The location of the 8cm (3 inch) fossil was not widely known A tooth that belonged to an ancient giant shark has been stolen from a World Heritage Site in Australia, authorities have said. The 8cm (3in) tooth went missing from an undisclosed location in a remote national park […]

Pakistan accuses India of running Islamabad ‘spy ring’

Pakistan accuses India of running Islamabad ‘spy ring’

Image copyright AP Image caption Tensions have flared over a deadly militant attack and alleged Indian atrocities in Kashmir Pakistan says it has uncovered a network of spies working from India’s mission in Islamabad. The names and photos of eight officials accused of running an alleged espionage ring were leaked to the press. On Wednesday, […]

EU commissioner Oettinger apologises for China speech

EU commissioner Oettinger apologises for China speech

Image copyright EPA Image caption It is not clear whether Mr Oettinger will also become a Commission vice-president The EU’s Digital Economy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger has formally apologised for making derogatory remarks about Chinese officials. “I would like to apologise for any remark that was not as respectful as it should have been,” he said […]

Australian impostors play official golf tournament in North Korea

Australian impostors play official golf tournament in North Korea

Image copyright lupinetravel.co.uk Image caption Evan Shay and Morgan Ruig visit North Korea’s Mansudae Grand Monument Two Australian men managed to bluff their way into an 18-hole international tournament in North Korea by posing as world-class golfers. Morgan Ruig and Evan Shay, both 28, were on a polo trip in Beijing when they heard about […]

Polluted Delhi has ‘become a gas chamber’

Polluted Delhi has ‘become a gas chamber’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Indian Meteorological Department said Wednesday recorded the worst smog and visibility in 17 years in Delhi Air pollution has reached hazardous levels in the Indian capital, Delhi, after many firecrackers were set off to celebrate the festival of Diwali at the weekend. People celebrated the festival on Sunday […]

Sydney police arrest two in anti-terror raid

Sydney police arrest two in anti-terror raid

Image copyright ABC News Image caption A house in the Sydney suburb of Merrylands which was raided by police Two men have been arrested in Sydney on suspicion of breaking Australian laws on involvement in foreign conflicts. Counter terrorism police raided several homes across the city on Thursday as part of an ongoing investigation. Memhet […]