Boeing 'concerns' over US-China trade row

Boeing 'concerns' over US-China trade row

Image copyright Getty Images The head of US aerospace and defence giant Boeing has warned about potential damage of the growing US-China trade row. “Aerospace thrives on free and open trade,” said chief executive Dennis Muilenburg. He said he was concerned tariffs could push up costs for aircraft manufacturers. “The aerospace sector drives economic benefits […]

North Korean restaurant staff defection was forced, manager says

North Korean restaurant staff defection was forced, manager says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption North Korea is thought to operate dozens of restaurants abroad, such as this one in Dubai A group of 13 North Korean restaurant staff who moved to the South in 2016 were forced to defect by South Korean intelligence, their manager says. Ho Kang-il told South Korea’s Yonhap news […]

Thai cave rescue: Thai boys' tears for lost rescue diver Saman

Thai cave rescue: Thai boys' tears for lost rescue diver Saman

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The 12 boys and their coach pictured with a drawing of Saman Gunan (also spelled Kunan), who died working to rescue them The 12 young footballers who were saved from a Thai cave after an international rescue effort are mourning a former Navy Seal who died in the operation. Volunteer […]

Afghanistan conflict: Civilian deaths hit record high, says UN

Afghanistan conflict: Civilian deaths hit record high, says UN

Image copyright EPA Image caption A suicide bombing earlier this month killed more than a dozen people in the Afghan city of Jalalabad The number of civilians killed in the long-running war in Afghanistan reached a record high in the first six months of this year, the UN says. Some 1,692 fatalities were recorded, with […]

Why this Bollywood film on middle-age love is unusual

Why this Bollywood film on middle-age love is unusual

Image copyright NFDC Image caption The atypical love story struck a chord with many A recent Bollywood film about a middle-aged husband trying to woo his unhappy wife drew attention for its subject. The BBC’s Vandana Vijay writes about what makes the plot so unusual. The movie, titled Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain (In English, it’s […]

British POWs sank with the Lisbon Maru – should it be raised?

British POWs sank with the Lisbon Maru – should it be raised?

A Chinese film-maker wants to raise a Japanese ship that was sunk in 1942 with hundreds of British prisoners of war on board. Some of the victims’ families back the idea, but one of the survivors says it’s a war grave, and should be left where it lies. “We knew we’d been hit by a […]

The full story of Thailand’s extraordinary cave rescue

The full story of Thailand’s extraordinary cave rescue

On 23 June, 12 boys went exploring in Thailand’s Chiang Rai province with their football coach – and ended up trapped deep inside a cave underneath a mountain. What happened over the following two weeks has gripped the world. It is a remarkable story of friendship, human endurance – and the lengths some people will […]

Wittenoom: Tourists urged to stay away from asbestos town

Wittenoom: Tourists urged to stay away from asbestos town

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHundreds, possibly thousands, of Wittenoom residents have died from exposure to asbestos It is the ghost town in Western Australia that was built on an asbestos mine. Now authorities are concerned that curious tourists and thrill-seekers are returning to the outback town of Wittenoom, which was shut […]

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