Cambodia MPs back law barring PM Hun Sen’s long-time rival

Cambodia MPs back law barring PM Hun Sen’s long-time rival

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hun Sen (front left) has been in charge of the country for more than 30 years Cambodia’s parliament has approved legal changes that will effectively bar Prime Minister Hun Sen’s main rival from participating in politics. Sam Rainsy now lives in exile due to what he says is a politically […]

Singapore ‘fire rainbow’ cloud phenomenon lights up sky

Singapore ‘fire rainbow’ cloud phenomenon lights up sky

Image copyright Nayla Yg Tercakiti A rare cloud phenomenon over Singapore has delighted people in the city-state. The multi-coloured glow appeared in the sky on Monday in the late afternoon, lasting for about 15 minutes, and was seen across the island. Media reports said it was likely a fire rainbow, which occurs when sunlight refracts […]

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

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

Image copyright AFP Image caption The murder of Kim Jong-nam in Kuala Lumpur last week has sparked a diplomatic row Malaysia has recalled its envoy to Pyongyang 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 at a […]

Kim Dotcom can be extradited, New Zealand High Court rules

Kim Dotcom can be extradited, New Zealand High Court rules

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Dotcom, born Kim Schmitz, argues he is not responsible for content people shared on his site Kim Dotcom, the founder of content-sharing site Megaupload, can legally be extradited to the US, New Zealand’s High Court has ruled. Dotcom is wanted by the US on a number of charges […]

Man survives 20m fall down cliff in Sydney

Man survives 20m fall down cliff in Sydney

Image copyright 9news.com.au Image caption The man was winched to safety in a complicated rescue A man has survived falling 20m (66ft) down a cliff in Australia, police say. The 25-year-old man was on his parents’ property in Sydney when he plunged into dense bushland late on Sunday night, sparking a complex rescue operation. He […]

Angelina Jolie on Cambodia, politics and a ‘difficult year’

Media captionAngelina Jolie on her new film First They Killed My Father – based on the genocide in Cambodia – politics and her family Angelina Jolie has spoken about how Cambodia was her “awakening”, as she premiered her new film in the country. The actress was speaking exclusively to the BBC before the screening of […]

North Korea murdered Kim Jong-nam, says South Korea

North Korea murdered Kim Jong-nam, says South Korea

Image copyright AP Image caption Kim Jong-nam, the North Korean leader’s half-brother, was killed by unknown assailants in Kuala Lumpur South Korea has said it believes the North Korean regime is involved in the murder of Kim Jong-nam. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s half-brother was killed at Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur airport last week. “We believe […]

Ex-Australia rugby lock dies at 37

Ex-Australia rugby lock dies at 37

Former Wallaby Vickerman made 63 appearances for Australia Former Australia lock Dan Vickerman has died at the age of 37, the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has confirmed. South Africa-born Vickerman played 63 Tests for Australia after his 2002 debut and featured in three World Cups. “The rugby world is in shock after news of the […]

China piles pressure on North Korea by banning coal imports

China piles pressure on North Korea by banning coal imports

Image copyright Getty Images China is suspending all imports of coal from North Korea as part of efforts to increase pressure on the country over its latest missile test. China’s commerce ministry said the ban would operate until the end of 2017. It follows reports last week that China had rejected a shipment of North […]

North Korean man arrested over killing of Kim Jong-un

North Korean man arrested over killing of Kim Jong-un

A North Korean national has been arrested over the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s half-brother, Malaysian police say. They identified the man as 46-year-old Ri Jong Chol. Two women and a man were earlier arrested over the death of Kim Jong-nam at Kuala Lumpur airport. Police believe a poisonous substance was sprayed into […]