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US to honour ‘dumb’ Australia migrant deal

US to honour ‘dumb’ Australia migrant deal

Image copyright EPA Image caption Vice-President Mike Pence (l) with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull The United States has confirmed it will be going through with a migrant resettlement plan made with Australia. US President Donald Trump once called the deal, which was agreed under his predecessor, “dumb“. The agreement allows for up to 1,250 […]

Why Vietnamese villagers are holding police hostage

Why Vietnamese villagers are holding police hostage

Image copyright AFP Image caption Villagers have blocked roads during the week-long stand-off Residents of a village outside Hanoi are holding policemen and officials hostage in a week-long stand-off over a land dispute. Local authorities have fled and residents now control the village. They have built barricades to keep police out and the situation is […]

MH370: New analysis reiterates plane’s likely location

MH370: New analysis reiterates plane’s likely location

Image copyright ATSB Image caption This image shows both the genuine and replica flaperons used for the drift analysis Fresh evidence suggests that Malaysia Airlines flight 370 is most likely located to the north of a main search zone, Australian scientists say. MH370 disappeared while flying to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on […]

MH370: New analysis reiterates plane’s likely location

MH370: New analysis reiterates plane’s likely location

Image copyright ATSB Image caption This image shows both the genuine and replica flaperons used for the drift analysis Fresh evidence suggests that Malaysia Airlines flight 370 is most likely located to the north of a main search zone, Australian scientists say. MH370 disappeared while flying to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on […]

MH370: New analysis reiterates plane’s likely location

MH370: New analysis reiterates plane’s likely location

Image copyright ATSB Image caption This image shows both the genuine and replica flaperons used for the drift analysis Fresh evidence confirms that Malaysia Airlines flight 370 is most likely located to the north of a main search zone, Australian scientists say. MH370 disappeared while flying to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on […]

Panama Papers: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif survives corruption ruling

Panama Papers: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif survives corruption ruling

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nawaz Sharif and his family have denied any wrongdoing Pakistan’s Supreme Court has ruled there is insufficient evidence of corruption to remove Nawaz Sharif from the role of prime minister. It instead ordered a further investigation into money transfers. Questions arose over the business dealings of Mr Sharif’s family when […]

North Korea tension: Volleyball spotted in nuclear test site

North Korea tension: Volleyball spotted in nuclear test site

Image copyright Digitalglobe/Getty Images US experts who analyse satellite images from North Korea say they have seen unusual activity at the country’s nuclear site: volleyball games. The images were taken on Sunday by a commercial satellite amid speculation that Pyongyang was preparing for its sixth nuclear test at a time of growing tensions with the […]

Egypt ‘500kg woman’ loses half her weight after India surgery

Egypt ‘500kg woman’ loses half her weight after India surgery

Image copyright Saifee hospital Image caption Eman Abd El Aty now weighs 250kg, half of what she was believed to weigh when she arrived in Mumbai An Indian hospital treating an Egyptian woman, believed to have been the world’s heaviest woman, says she has lost 250kg (550lbs) after surgery. Eman Abd El Aty’s family said […]

Have North Korea’s missile tests paid off?

Have North Korea’s missile tests paid off?

Image copyright EPA Image caption North Korea regularly threatens to lay waste to its enemies, but how realistic are such threats? North Korea displayed a lot of missiles – including big ones – at a bombastic military parade over the weekend. But what do we really know about Pyongyang’s missile capabilities? Defence expert Melissa Hanham […]

North Korea tension: China ‘seriously concerned’ about nuclear threats

North Korea tension: China ‘seriously concerned’ about nuclear threats

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korea showed off military hardware at a parade in honour of the anniversary of founding father Kim Il-sung’s birth China says it is seriously concerned about North Korean nuclear development, in the wake of a BBC interview with a top official from the North. North Korea’s vice-foreign minister told […]