India’s PM Modi faces biggest electoral test since gaining power

India’s PM Modi faces biggest electoral test since gaining power

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Modi has been criticised over a decision to ban high value banknotes India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces his biggest electoral test since gaining power as the country’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, prepares to go to the polls. Mr Modi took the northern state, which is home to […]

Hong Kong metro ‘arson attack’ injures 17

Media captionEmergency services treated some people at the scene At least 17 people have been injured after fire engulfed a train carriage in Hong Kong’s underground system. Police have arrested a man for suspected arson. They said there was no evidence that terrorism was a motive. Media reports said a man had tried to throw […]

Trump agrees to honour ‘One China’ policy despite threats

Trump agrees to honour ‘One China’ policy despite threats

Image copyright AP Image caption The call was the first between the two superpower leaders since Mr Trump was inaugurated US President Donald Trump has climbed down on past threats and agreed to honour the so-called “One China” policy. He backed the long-standing agreement during a call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the White House […]

Trump tells Abe: US-Japan ties are ‘cornerstone of peace’

Trump tells Abe: US-Japan ties are ‘cornerstone of peace’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Abe (left) is the second foreign leader Mr Trump has met since becoming US president in January Donald Trump said the alliance between the US and Japan was the “cornerstone of peace” in the Pacific, after meeting Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. After talks at the White House, […]

Pond ordeal survivor describes ‘euphoric’ rescue

Pond ordeal survivor describes ‘euphoric’ rescue

Image copyright Saimaa Miller Image caption The moment Daniel Miller was pulled from the water Daniel Miller, the yoga-inspired builder trapped in an Australian waterhole, was rescued just in time. The 45-year-old man’s back was bruised, his lungs were full of diesel and hydraulic fluid, and he feared pneumonia was setting in. He laughed, swore […]

Trump backs One China policy in ‘cordial’ call with Xi

Trump backs One China policy in ‘cordial’ call with Xi

Image copyright AP Image caption The call was the first between the two superpower leaders since Mr Trump was inaugurated US President Donald Trump has agreed to honour the so-called “One China” policy in a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the White House said. The One China policy is the diplomatic acknowledgement that […]

Twelve killed in Bali village landslide in Indonesia

Twelve killed in Bali village landslide in Indonesia

Image copyright BNBP Image caption Pictures provided by authorities showed collapsed tin roofs at the village Twelve people, including two children, have been killed in a landslide on the popular Indonesian tourist island of Bali. The landslide hit several villages in the Kintamani area at about 23:00 on Thursday (1500 GMT). A national disaster agency […]

Japan PM Shinzo Abe arrives in US for Trump talks

Japan PM Shinzo Abe arrives in US for Trump talks

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Abe and his wife, Akie, arrived at the Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Thursday night Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has arrived in the US for key economic and security talks with President Donald Trump. They plan to discuss job creation and Japanese investment following recent criticism from […]

Race to save 100 stranded whales on New Zealand beach

Race to save 100 stranded whales on New Zealand beach

Image copyright AP Image caption The stranding is one of the worst the country has seen Volunteers in New Zealand are racing to rescue survivors after more than 400 pilot whales beached themselves. About 300 have already died at Farewell Spit, on the South Island, in one of the worst such cases in the country. […]

Nato has troops ‘shortfall’ in Afghanistan – US general

Nato has troops ‘shortfall’ in Afghanistan – US general

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There are currently about 8,400 US troops in Afghanistan The commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan has said he needs a “few thousands” more troops to break a stalemate in the war with the Taliban. Gen John Nicholson told the US Senate Armed Services Committee he had enough […]