Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia seeks North Korea embassy official

Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia seeks North Korea embassy official

Image copyright AP Image caption Malaysian police showed the details of the North Korean embassy official whom they are seeking Malaysia has asked for North Korea’s help in searching for a senior embassy official wanted in connection with the killing of Kim Jong-nam. Mr Kim, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, died last […]

Divisive political rhetoric a danger to the world, Amnesty says

Divisive political rhetoric a danger to the world, Amnesty says

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Amnesty cited Mr Trump’s “poisonous campaign rhetoric” Politicians who have used a divisive and dehumanised rhetoric are creating a more divided and dangerous world, says rights group Amnesty International. Its annual report singles out President Donald Trump as an example of an “angrier and more divisive politics”. But it criticises […]

Life expectancy to break 90 barrier by 2030

Life expectancy to break 90 barrier by 2030

South Korean women will be the first in the world to have an average life expectancy above 90, a study suggests. Imperial College London and the World Health Organization analysed lifespans in 35 industrialised countries. It predicted all would see people living longer in 2030 and the gap between men and women would start to […]

Donald Tsang: Hong Kong former leader sentenced to 20 months

Donald Tsang: Hong Kong former leader sentenced to 20 months

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tsang, head bowed, was grim-faced in court Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for misconduct. Tsang led Hong Kong from 2005 to 2012 and is the most senior official in the territory ever to stand trial for corruption. He was found guilty […]

Israeli PM criticises UN ‘hypocrisy’ on historic Australia visit

Israeli PM criticises UN ‘hypocrisy’ on historic Australia visit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, arrive at Sydney Airport Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked Australia for defending his nation against UN resolutions during a historic visit to Sydney. Mr Netanyahu on Wednesday became the first sitting Israeli PM to make a trip to Australia. He arrived hours […]

Why are there still famines?

Why are there still famines?

Image copyright Reuters The United Nations has declared a famine in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced anywhere in the world in six years. There have also been warnings of famine in north-east Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. Why are there still famines and what can be done about it? What is happening […]

South Sudan declares famine in Unity State

South Sudan declares famine in Unity State

Image copyright AP Image caption Queuing for food aid – civil war and economic collapse are being blamed A famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced in any part of the world in six years. The government and the United Nations report that some 100,000 people are facing […]

Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia recalls envoy from North Korea

Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia recalls envoy from North Korea

Image copyright AFP Image caption The murder of Kim Jong-nam in Kuala Lumpur last week has sparked a diplomatic row Malaysia has stepped up diplomatic measures against North Korea in an escalating row over the killing of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. Kim Jong-nam died in mysterious circumstances last week […]

Somalia Mogadishu car bomb: At least 34 people killed

Somalia Mogadishu car bomb: At least 34 people killed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Witnesses spoke of carnage and chaos in the aftermath of the explosion At least 34 people have been killed and about 50 injured in a car bomb blast in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The car blew up in the city’s southern Madina district, officials say. The blast – which ripped […]

Somalia Mogadishu car bomb: At least 16 people killed

Somalia Mogadishu car bomb: At least 16 people killed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Witnesses spoke of bloodshed and chaos in the aftermath of the explosion At least 16 people have been killed and more than 40 injured in a car bomb blast in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The car blew up in the city’s southern Madina district, officials say. The blast – which […]