Turkish cargo plane from Hong Kong crashes into Kyrgyzstan homes

Media captionFootage showed the wreckage strewn across a large area A Turkish cargo plane flying from Hong Kong has crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 32 people, most of them on the ground, officials say. The Boeing 747 TC-MCL aircraft crashed as it was landing amid fog at Manas airport, about 25km (15 miles) north […]

S Korea corruption: Prosecutors to seek arrest warrant

S Korea corruption: Prosecutors to seek arrest warrant

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lee Jae-yong has been running the Samsung group since his father became seriously ill South Korea’s special prosecutor is seeking an arrest warrant for Samsung heir apparent Lee Jae-yong, on bribery charges. The case is linked to a scandal that led to the impeachment of the country’s President Park […]

WWE star Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka dies, aged 73

WWE hall of famer Jimmy Snuka has died, aged 73. His lawyer said the wrestler died at his son-in-law’s home in Florida surrounded by family and friends. The Fijian-born former wrestler had spent time in a hospice for several conditions including dementia, though it’s not clear yet how he died. In a statement on its […]

Mother admits murdering children by driving into Australian lake

Mother admits murdering children by driving into Australian lake

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mourners attend a funeral service for the three children in 2015 A mother has pleaded guilty to murdering three of her children by driving them into a lake in Australia. Akon Guode, 37, killed one-year-old Bol and four-year-old twins Hanger and Madit in Melbourne’s south-west in 2015. Another child, […]

China media: Trump ‘playing with fire’ on Taiwan

China media: Trump ‘playing with fire’ on Taiwan

Image copyright EPA Image caption China has been angered by Mr Trump’s comments on the One China policy concerning Taiwan A Chinese state-owned paper has blasted Donald Trump for “playing with fire” after the US president-elect appeared to question the One China policy again. The broadside by China Daily is the latest in a series […]

John Kerry finds Vietnam War site where he killed a man

John Kerry finds Vietnam War site where he killed a man

Image copyright AFP / Getty Images Image caption US Secretary of State John Kerry on the Mekong Delta, where he fought against the Viet Cong in his mid-20s The outgoing US Secretary of State John Kerry has visited the place in the Mekong Delta where he was ambushed during the Vietnam war. The former Navy […]

Japanese man rescued after night at sea on surfboard

Japanese man rescued after night at sea on surfboard

Image copyright MSC Image caption The Japanese man ran out of energy after battling the current for six hours A Japanese surfer who spent a night at sea clinging to his surfboard has been rescued by the crew of a container ship off the east coast of Australia. The 37-year-old told police a current had […]

China’s Zhou Youguang, father of Pinyin writing system, dies aged 111

China’s Zhou Youguang, father of Pinyin writing system, dies aged 111

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Zhou Youguang was born is 1906 during the Qing Dynasty Chinese linguist Zhou Youguang, who created the writing system that turns Chinese characters into words using letters from the Roman alphabet, has died aged 111. Mr Zhou and a Communist party committee spent three years developing the Pinyin system […]

Takata fined $1bn in US over exploding airbag scandal

Takata fined $1bn in US over exploding airbag scandal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption About 100 million airbags made by Takata have been recalled globally Japanese car parts maker Takata has agreed to pay $1bn (£820m) in penalties in the US for concealing dangerous defects in its exploding airbags. The firm also pleaded guilty to a single criminal charge, the company and the […]

South China Sea: China media warn US over ‘confrontation’

South China Sea: China media warn US over ‘confrontation’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption China has built islands on reefs and, says a think-tank, is building military facilities on some Blocking China from islands it has built in contested waters would lead to “devastating confrontation”, Chinese state media have warned. The angry response came after secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson said the US […]