Kerala floods: Relief teams rescue 22,000 as rains ease

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Relief supplies were taken to stranded residents in Chengannur About 22,000 people were rescued from the flood-hit Indian state of Kerala on Sunday, officials say, after monsoon rains finally eased. Military teams as well as disaster response forces and local fishermen reached some of the worst hit areas. Helicopters […]

North Korea to host emotional family reunions

Image copyright EPA Image caption Lee Chun-ja shows a picture of her wedding which she intends to give to her relatives in North Korea A group of 89 elderly South Koreans are travelling into North Korea to see relatives they have not seen since the Korean War of 1950-1953. The war left the Korean peninsula […]

Lombok earthquake: Strong tremors shake Indonesian island

Image copyright Reuters Image caption About 100 homes were severely damages in the latest quakes The Indonesian island of Lombok has been shaken by two strong earthquakes, after weeks of tremors that have killed hundreds of people. A magnitude 6.3 quake killed one person and wrecked homes near the town of Belanting on Sunday. It […]

China arrests over Tang Dynasty relic thefts

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ancient relics have been stolen from a Tang Dynasty burial site, Chinese police say Chinese police have arrested 26 people suspected of stealing relics from an ancient burial site. The gang allegedly seized almost 650 objects, including gold and silver cutlery and jewellery, from the Dulan Tombs, which lie on […]

Kerala floods: Troops rush in to help rescue efforts

Image copyright AFP Image caption Authorities have warned of more torrential rain and strong winds over the weekend India’s armed services are stepping up efforts to rescue thousands of people stranded by flooding in southern Kerala state that has killed 324 people. Hundreds of troops, and dozens of boats and helicopters are helping to evacuate […]

Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan prime minister

Image copyright EPA Image caption Imran Khan has vowed to hold “corrupt” politicians to account Former cricketer Imran Khan has been sworn-in as the new prime minister of Pakistan, more than two decades after he entered politics. He was elected prime minister in a vote at the country’s National Assembly on Friday. His PTI party […]

Asian Games: Indonesia police kill dozens in criminal crackdown

Image copyright NurPhoto/Getty Image caption Authorities say police have been told to act with force if resistance is met Indonesian police have fatally shot dozens of “petty criminals” in the lead up the 2018 Asian Games, rights group Amnesty International says. The group condemned the deaths, calling for an investigation into the “shoot first and […]

South Korean capital gets ‘first deaf taxi drivers’

Image copyright Goyohan Taxi Image caption Dual tablets with voice-to-text capability enable passengers to connect with hearing-impaired drivers South Korea’s capital Seoul has seen its first ever deaf taxi drivers take to the road this week, thanks to new software that’s been launched to help reduce the local stigma of hiring hearing-impaired people, it’s reported. […]

Wonder horse sets record for straight wins

Winx, trained by Chris Waller, was ridden to victory by Hugh Bowman on Saturday Winx won her 26th consecutive race on Saturday at Royal Randwick to set a new record for winning streaks in Australian racing. The seven-year-old mare took the Winx Stakes in Sydney, a race named in her honour, to overtake the previous […]

Kerala floods: PM Modi inspects flood rescue effort

Image copyright Indian Government Image caption Prime Minister Narendra Modi was welcomed at Cochin by local officials Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in the southern state of Kerala to see for himself the devastation caused by what officials say is the worst flooding in a century. He arrived late on Friday and is due […]

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