China film: Box office hit moves China to act on cancer drugs

Image copyright AFP Image caption The low-budget film took China by storm Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for cheaper and more accessible cancer drugs after a successful new film sparked public debate on the issue. Mr Li spoke after Dying To Survive stormed the box office, taking in $390m (£296m) in its first two […]

India rape: 17 men accused of multiple attacks on 11-year-old girl in Chennai

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The accused men covered their faces as they were brought to court under tight security in Chennai Seventeen men have been charged in India with the gang-rape of an 11-year-old girl in the city of Chennai. Police say the girl was raped repeatedly since the start of the year. They […]

Apple iCloud: State firm hosts user data in China

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption In February, Apple moved iCloud encryption keys for Chinese users to China ICloud data belonging to Apple’s China-based users is now in the hands of the Chinese government. The emails, pictures and text messages of users in China are now being managed by a division of the state-owned firm, […]

Elon Musk apologises to Thai cave diver for Twitter attack

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Elon Musk said he had “spoken in anger” Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has apologised to a British cave diver he called “pedo guy” in a row over the cave rescue in Thailand. He said he had “spoken in anger” after Vern Unsworth ridiculed a mini-submarine he had commissioned for the […]

Air China vaping: Pilots fired over e-cigarette emergency

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Air China is the country’s main carrier China has revoked the licences of two Air China pilots after a vaping incident in the cockpit forced an emergency descent last week. A passenger flight from Hong Kong to Dalian had to drop more than 6,500m (21,000ft) due to a sudden loss […]

Thai cave rescue: Saying sorry to cave spirit Nang Norn

As the rescued Thai boys recover from their ordeal in the Tham Luang cave, members of their community are seeking forgiveness from the cave’s spirit, Nang Norn. Video by Tessa Wong. Thai cave rescue: Saying sorry to cave spirit Nang Norn}

Melanoma blood test: Scientists unveil ‘world-first’ research

Image copyright BSIP/Getty Images Image caption Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer Australian scientists say they have developed a blood test to detect melanoma in its early stages. The test, billed as a world first, is designed to make it easier to spot the skin cancer before it becomes fatal, according to […]

Thai cave boys to return to ‘normal life’ after meeting media

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The boys are due to leave the hospital and return to their normal lives Twelve boys and their football coach who were rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand are due to leave hospital and return home. They have been in a Chiang Rai hospital since last week, when […]

Kim Jong-un blasts delays in North Korean economic projects

Image copyright AFP Image caption The leader complained about the condition of bath tubs at a holiday resort North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has launched an unusual barrage of criticism at officials over delays in completing economic projects. The country’s leaders usually praise officials during factory visits. But this time state media said he was […]

Cave rescue: Australians to receive honours, PM Turnbull says

Image copyright AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT Image caption Craig Challen (L) and Richard Harris are both experienced divers Two Australian divers who helped rescue 12 boys from a flooded cave in Thailand will receive civilian honours, PM Malcolm Turnbull says. Mr Turnbull confirmed the as yet unspecified honours would be awarded to Richard Harris, an anaesthetist, and […]