North Korea’s Kim Yo-jong baby rumours fascinate South

North Korea’s Kim Yo-jong baby rumours fascinate South

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pregnant or not? The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un told officials in the South that she was pregnant during a recent visit to the Winter Olympics, South Korean media report. There has been no confirmation from the South of Kim Yo-jong’s reported comments, which are attributed to unnamed […]

North Korea’s Kim Yo-jong baby rumours fascinate South

North Korea’s Kim Yo-jong baby rumours fascinate South

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pregnant or not? The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un told officials in the South that she was pregnant during a recent visit to the Winter Olympics, South Korean media report. There has been no confirmation from the South of Kim Yo-jong’s reported comments, which are attributed to unnamed […]

Pakistani ex-PM Nawaz Sharif banned from leading his party

Pakistani ex-PM Nawaz Sharif banned from leading his party

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nawaz Sharif (centre) denies any wrongdoing Pakistan’s Supreme Court has disqualified former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as head of his party. Mr Sharif was ordered to step down as prime minister last year amid corruption allegations that he denies. The court ruled that his earlier dismissal from office made him […]

Singapore City Harvest megachurch leader Chew Eng Han ‘tries to flee by sea’

Singapore City Harvest megachurch leader Chew Eng Han ‘tries to flee by sea’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Chew Eng Han and five others were convicted of misappropriating millions of dollars from the megachurch. A Singaporean man convicted in a megachurch fraud case was caught trying to escape by sea before starting his prison sentence, police say. Chew Eng Han was found in a small boat heading towards […]

What does Australia need from Trump’s US?

What does Australia need from Trump’s US?

Image copyright Getty Images Australia will send its largest-ever political and business delegation to the US this week. If anything, Australia has “doubled down” on its relationship with the US since President Donald Trump began his tenure, explains Prof Simon Jackman. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will visit Washington for his fourth meeting with President […]

India film star Kamal Haasan launches political party

India film star Kamal Haasan launches political party

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kamal Haasan (centre), seen here at an awards ceremony in Mumbai last month Indian film star Kamal Haasan has launched his new political party in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Mr Haasan, 62, made the announcement in the town of Madurai before crowds of his party supporters. The state […]

N Korea cancelled Pence Olympic meeting in S Korea, says US

N Korea cancelled Pence Olympic meeting in S Korea, says US

Image copyright Pool Image caption Mike Pence was seated directly in front of the North Korean delegation at the opening ceremony US Vice-President Mike Pence was due to meet North Korean officials at the Winter Olympics last week, US officials have said, but the North Koreans pulled out at the last moment. Mr Pence was […]

Dust storm blankets Australian town in orange

Dust storm blankets Australian town in orange

Image copyright QUEENSLAND POLICE Image caption The dust storm descends on Charleville, a town in Queensland An Australian town has been hit by a dust storm that covered the outback community in orange dust. The storm swept through Charleville in south-west Queensland on Tuesday, knocking down trees and causing minor damage. The scene prompted many […]

The immigrant in charge of Australia

The immigrant in charge of Australia

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mathias Cormann will be Australia’s acting prime minister for four days Australian Senator Mathias Cormann spoke little English until 1993 – a year before his first visit to the nation. Now the Belgium-raised politician will become Australia’s acting prime minister this week, stepping in while Malcolm Turnbull conducts a […]

Liu Wen: China supermodel’s new year message sparks row

Liu Wen: China supermodel’s new year message sparks row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Liu was the first Chinese model to walk the catwalk at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show Chinese model Liu Wen has sparked a backlash after sending a new year’s message to fans on Instagram. Liu used the phrase “Happy Lunar New Year”, rather than “Chinese New Year”, prompting some […]

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