UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile test

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile test

Media captionThe rocket was tested at an undisclosed location The UN Security Council has unanimously condemned North Korea’s latest missile test and warned of new sanctions. In a statement, the 15-member Council demanded that Pyongyang conduct no further such tests. North Korea earlier said the missile it had tested on Sunday was a new type […]

Pakistanis warned to stop criticising armed forces

Pakistanis warned to stop criticising armed forces

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pakistan’s army chief has had a torrid time in his first few months in post Pakistanis have been told not to criticise the armed forces on social media, as the government tries to end a damaging spat with commanders. The interior ministry warned against “activity that undermines the dignity, reputation […]

Group who helped Edward Snowden denied Hong Kong asylum

Group who helped Edward Snowden denied Hong Kong asylum

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Four adults (from left) Ajith, Supun, his partner Nadeeka and Filipino refugee Vanessa Rodel helped Edward Snowden Hong Kong has rejected the asylum claims of a group who helped shelter US whistleblower Edward Snowden. The asylum-seekers, from Sri Lanka and the Philippines, housed Mr Snowden for two weeks when […]

North Korea missile test was ‘new type of ballistic rocket’

North Korea missile test was ‘new type of ballistic rocket’

Image copyright KCNA Image caption The rocket is thought to be a powerful intermediate-range missile North Korea has claimed that the missile it tested on Sunday was a new type of rocket capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead. The missile, launched at a steep angle, reached an altitude of 2,000km (1,242 miles) and travelled […]

Group who helped Edward Snowden ‘denied Hong Kong asylum’

Group who helped Edward Snowden ‘denied Hong Kong asylum’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Four adults (from left) Ajith, Supun, his partner Nadeeka and Filipino refugee Vanessa Rodel helped Edward Snowden Hong Kong has rejected the asylum claims of a group who helped shelter US whistleblower Edward Snowden, their lawyers say. The asylum-seekers, from Sri Lanka and the Philippines, housed Mr Snowden for […]

Singapore LGBT rally says ‘no choice’ but to bar outsiders

Singapore LGBT rally says ‘no choice’ but to bar outsiders

Image copyright AFP Image caption Foreigners that do not hold permanent residency won’t be allowed to attend Pink Dot this year Singapore’s Pink Dot LGBT rights rally will only allow Singaporean citizens and permanent residents to attend this year’s event because of legal changes. Organisers announced the restrictions with “profound regret”, saying they had been […]

North Korea missile test ‘due to Kim Jong-un paranoia’

North Korea missile test ‘due to Kim Jong-un paranoia’

Image copyright STR/AFP/Getty Images Image caption Launching missiles is not the way to get into talks with Washington, the US says The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has accused North Korean leader Kim Jong-un of being in a “state of paranoia”, following another ballistic missile test. The test was a message to […]

China invests $124bn in Belt and Road global trade project

China invests $124bn in Belt and Road global trade project

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Xi said Belt and Road was not an attempt to promote China’s global influence The Chinese government is investing tens of billions of dollars as part of an ambitious economic plan to rebuild ports, roads and rail networks. China’s President Xi Jinping has pledged $124bn (£96bn) for the […]

North Korea carries out new ballistic missile test

North Korea carries out new ballistic missile test

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption North Korea paraded its military hardware in Pyongyang last month North Korea has carried out another ballistic missile test days after a new president took office in the South. The missile was launched near north-western Kusong, flying hundreds of miles then landing in the Sea of Japan. It puts […]

Younus Khan & Misbah-ul-Haq bow out of Test cricket as Pakistan face West Indies

Younus Khan & Misbah-ul-Haq bow out of Test cricket as Pakistan face West Indies

Misbah was given a guard of honour by West Indies on the way to the crease – and another from his team-mates on the way back to the pavilion Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and legendary batsman Younus Khan were honoured by team-mates and opponents as they played their final Test innings. With Pakistan in their second […]