Kim Jong-nam death: Interpol ‘red notice’ for N Koreans

Kim Jong-nam death: Interpol ‘red notice’ for N Koreans

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kim Jong-nam sought help at the airport shortly after his face was smeared with the deadly VX nerve agent Interpol has issued a “red notice” for four North Koreans wanted in connection with the assassination of the half-brother of North Korea’s leader. Kim Jong-nam was murdered at Kuala Lumpur […]

Hungry baby gets milk on train after SOS tweet

Hungry baby gets milk on train after SOS tweet

Image copyright Ministry of Railways Image caption The ministry is known for being proactive on Twitter India’s railway ministry is receiving praise on social media after it acted on a tweet from a train and provided milk to a hungry baby. Anagha Nikam was travelling by rail when she spotted a mother trying to find […]

Toyota to invest £240m in UK plant at Burnaston

Toyota to invest £240m in UK plant at Burnaston

Image copyright Reuters Toyota is to invest £240m in upgrading its UK factory that makes the Auris and Avensis models. The Japanese carmaker’s investment in the Burnaston plant near Derby will allow production of vehicles using its new global manufacturing system. The factory employs about 2,500 people, while another 590 work at Toyota’s engine plant […]

Top US diplomat Tillerson faces first major challenge

Top US diplomat Tillerson faces first major challenge

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nuclear threats, contested territory, and a looming trade dispute await the new Secretary of State in Asia The new US secretary of state is heading off on his first trip to Asia, where diplomatic tensions run high. Rex Tillerson, who has no previous political experience, will be visiting countries […]

Great Barrier Reef survival relies on halting warming, study warns

Great Barrier Reef survival relies on halting warming, study warns

Image copyright Brett Monroe Garner Image caption The Great Barrier Reef is experiencing its worst bleaching on record Australia’s Great Barrier Reef can be saved only if urgent steps are taken to reduce global warming, new research has warned. Attempting to stop coral bleaching through any other method will not be sufficient, according to scientists. […]

Indonesian army destroys much-mocked tiger statue

Indonesian army destroys much-mocked tiger statue

Image copyright Twitter / @halleluhellyeah The Indonesian army has demolished a tiger statue in front of a base in West Java after it became a laughing stock online. The grinning tiger in a small village in Garut was supposed to be a mascot for the Siliwangi Military Command. But internet users found it hilarious because […]

Bald New Zealand murderer wins toupee court battle

Bald New Zealand murderer wins toupee court battle

Image copyright NZ Police Image caption Phillip John Smith used his toupee as part of a disguise to flee the country in 2014 A bald New Zealand convicted murderer has won a court battle to wear a toupee in prison, by arguing that it was within his human rights. Philip John Smith’s hairpiece was taken […]

New Zealand river first in the world to be given legal human status

New Zealand river first in the world to be given legal human status

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Whanganui River is revered by New Zealand’s Maori people A river in New Zealand has become the first in the world to be granted the same legal rights as a person. The New Zealand parliament passed the bill recognising the Whanganui River, in North Island, as a living […]

South Korea dog row brews as Park Geun-hye faces questions

South Korea dog row brews as Park Geun-hye faces questions

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Park’s dogs, seen here in a picture provided by the presidential office, are of the South Korean Jindo breed Animal rights groups have accused impeached South Korean leader Park Geun-hye of abandoning her dogs when she left the presidential palace. The row comes as Ms Park was called for […]

Beauty and the Beast: Disney rules out censoring gay scene for Malaysia

Beauty and the Beast: Disney rules out censoring gay scene for Malaysia

Image copyright Reuters Disney has said Beauty and Beast “has not been and will not be cut” for Malaysia to remove a gay scene. The live action film had been due to open in Malaysia on Thursday but the release is now in question. The film has offended social conservatives for making LeFou, sidekick to […]