South Korea seeks arrest of ex-president Park Geun-hye

South Korea seeks arrest of ex-president Park Geun-hye

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Park is South Korea’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office South Korean prosecutors have applied for an arrest warrant for former president Park Geun-hye, for her role in a corruption scandal. Earlier this month, she lost her presidential immunity and was dismissed from her post […]

Sydney academic stopped from leaving China

Sydney academic stopped from leaving China

Image copyright ABC Image caption Dr Chongyi Feng has been stopped from leaving China A Sydney university professor has been stopped twice from leaving China. Dr Chongyi Feng, a China studies academic at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), was halted at Guangzhou airport. Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan said officials had contacted relatives of […]

Hong Kong election: Carrie Lam becomes first female leader

Media captionHong Kong’s three candidate: the nanny, Mr Pringles or the judge? Carrie Lam has been elected as Hong Kong’s new leader, becoming the first woman to hold the top job. Her victory was predicted as she had Beijing’s support. Hong Kong’s chief executive is chosen by a committee heavily made up of pro-Beijing electors, […]

Hong Kong prepares for new leader

Media captionHong Kong’s three candidate: the nanny, Mr Pringles or the judge? Hong Kong is preparing for the election of a new leader. The candidate will be chosen by a committee of mostly pro-Beijing electors, rather than a public vote, which pro-democracy campaigners have been fighting for. Carrie Lam, deputy to the current leader, is […]

Sylhet blasts kill four amid Bangladesh militant raid

Sylhet blasts kill four amid Bangladesh militant raid

Image copyright AFP Image caption Security forces have been exchanging gunfire with a group of suspected militants holed up in an apartment building in Sylhet Six people – two police officers and four civilians – have been killed in twin bombings in north-eastern Bangladesh, officials say. The blasts in Sylhet occurred near an apartment building […]

Brazil meat scandal: China and others lift ban

Brazil meat scandal: China and others lift ban

Image copyright EPA Image caption China and Hong Kong combined buy a quarter of Brazil’s red meat exports China has lifted a total ban on imports of Brazilian meat imposed over allegations that companies have been selling unsafe produce for years. Brazil’s Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi says the move follows a “giant effort” by officials […]

Singapore teen blogger Amos Yee granted US asylum

Singapore teen blogger Amos Yee granted US asylum

Image copyright Reuters Singapore teen blogger Amos Yee, who was jailed twice in his homeland for posting political and religious criticism online, has been granted asylum in the United States. Mr Yee, 18, has been detained in the US since he arrived at Chicago’s O’Hare airport in December. He came into the country on a […]

Police investigate Indian MP who beat airline employee

Police investigate Indian MP who beat airline employee

Image copyright PArliament of india Image caption The MP appeared to be unrepentant about the attack Police have launched an investigation after an Indian MP admitted beating an airline employee with a slipper. Ravindra Gaikwad said he “hit him 25 times with my sandal” for “arrogance” after failing to get a business class seat on […]

Myanmar: UN to probe ‘killings and rapes’ of Rohingya

Myanmar: UN to probe ‘killings and rapes’ of Rohingya

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh The United Nations human rights council is to investigate alleged human rights abuses by Myanmar’s army against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority. Some 70,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh in the last six months, and the UN has gathered […]

Major Indian airlines ban MP who beat official

Major Indian airlines ban MP who beat official

Image caption The MP appeared to be unrepentant about the attack An MP who beat an airline employee repeatedly with a slipper has been banned on five major Indian airlines. Ravindra Gaikwad said he “hit him 25 times with my sandal” for “arrogance” after failing to get a business class seat on an Air India […]