Trump threatens additional $200bn in tariffs on China

Image copyright AFP US President Donald Trump has threatened to levy a 10% tariff on $200bn (£151bn) of Chinese goods in a tit-for-tat trade row with Beijing. Mr Trump said he asked trade advisers to identify additional Chinese products on which to impose new tariffs. Last week Mr Trump announced the US would impose 25% […]

‘They morphed my face on to a porn clip’

A tweet attributed to independent journalist Rana Ayyub went viral, causing her to become a victim of grievous online harassment. She spoke to the BBC’s Ayeshea Perera about what her life has been like. Visuals by Nikita Deshpande. ‘They morphed my face on to a porn clip’}

‘Dumpling-shaped’ space rock comes into view

Skip Twitter post by @haya2e_jaxa End of Twitter post by @haya2e_jaxa A Japanese spacecraft is sending back images as it approaches an irregularly shaped asteroid that some on the mission have compared to a dumpling. The Hayabusa 2 spacecraft was launched in 2014 on a quest to study the asteroid Ryugu and deliver rocks and […]

Japan earthquake: Child and two men dead and hundreds injured

Media captionFatal earthquake hits Japan A strong earthquake in Osaka, Japan has killed at least three people, including a child, and injured more than 200. Airports in the area were closed for several hours, train lines interrupted and factories had to halt production. The 6.1 magnitude quake did not trigger a tsunami warning and nuclear […]

S Korea players swap shirts to fox rivals

South Korea will be playing in their ninth successive World Cup finals South Korea’s coach says he made his players wear different numbered shirts in recent friendlies to confuse opponents who he says cannot tell them apart. Only Tottenham forward Son Heung-min and captain Ki Sung-yueng wore their usual shirts against Bolivia and Senegal earlier […]

Taliban rules out extension of Afghanistan Eid festival ceasefire

Media captionTears, hugs and selfies as Afghan troops and Taliban mark a truce for Eid A widely welcomed three-day ceasefire between security forces and the Taliban in Afghanistan appears to be over. The Taliban said its militants had been ordered to take up arms again on Sunday night – now the Eid festival had ended. […]

Taliban rule out extension of Afghanistan Eid festival ceasefire

Media captionTears, hugs and selfies as Afghan troops and Taliban mark a truce for Eid The Afghan Taliban have rejected calls to extend a three-day ceasefire declared for the Muslim Eid festival. A spokesman said the truce would end on Sunday night and operations against the security forces would resume. Afghan officials urged the militants […]

Cambodia Prince Ranariddh injured and wife killed in car crash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prince Norodom Ranariddh and his wife Ouk Phalla were due to meet political supporters A Cambodian prince and former prime minister has been injured and his wife killed in a head-on car collision in the south-west of the country. A taxi hit the vehicle Prince Norodom Ranariddh, 74, and […]

Afghanistan extends ceasefire with Taliban

Media captionTears, hugs and selfies as Afghan troops and Taliban mark a truce for Eid Afghanistan has extended its unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban following an initial truce observed by both sides over the Eid festival period. President Ashraf Ghani appealed to the militants to follow the government’s lead and enter peace talks. In extraordinary […]

Thai king takes control of some $30bn crown assets

Image copyright EPA Image caption Maha Vajiralongkorn became king in December 2016 Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has been granted full, personal ownership of royal assets thought to be worth at least $30bn (£22bn). The Crown Property Bureau, which controlled the royal fortune on behalf of the monarchy, said it transferred ownership of the assets following […]

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