'Terror keeps this society going'

'Terror keeps this society going'

Speaking to ordinary citizens inside North Korea is almost impossible, with visitors heavily policed and communication with the outside world blocked. But one resident, “Sun Hui”, was willing to speak to the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme, despite the threat of death or imprisonment. Read more: North Koreans dare to criticise ‘vampire leader’ Watch the BBC’s […]

Catholic Church joins sex abuse compensation scheme

Catholic Church joins sex abuse compensation scheme

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An inquiry into sexual abuse in Australia found institutions had “seriously failed” to protect children The Catholic Church has confirmed it will be part of a national redress scheme for victims of child sexual abuse in Australia. The nation recently held a five-year inquiry into sexual abuse in the […]

Italian political crisis hits Asian stocks

Italian political crisis hits Asian stocks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Worries over political unrest in Italy was hurting investor sentiment in Asia Asia stocks joined a global market sell-off on Wednesday as a political crisis in Italy rattled investors. The prospect of early elections and the possibility of eurosceptic parties strengthening their position raised concerns about eurozone stability. Europe […]

India thunderstorms and lightning strikes kill 50

India thunderstorms and lightning strikes kill 50

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lightning strikes are common in India during heavy monsoon rains At least 50 people are reported to have died amid heavy thunder and lightning that battered parts of northern India on Tuesday, officials said. High-speed winds and lighting strikes devastated many villages, bringing down walls and leaving dozens injured. […]

The lawyer who became a social media star

The lawyer who became a social media star

Image copyright Tang Shuai Image caption The video that energised the Chinese deaf community, featuring Tang Shuai When a lawyer posted a video in sign language about the danger of Ponzi schemes, his post went viral and hundreds of deaf people got in touch with their legal troubles, from fraud to domestic violence. He had […]

North Koreans dare to criticise 'vampire leader'

North Koreans dare to criticise 'vampire leader'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘Sun Hui’ works in a market. Speaking to ordinary citizens inside North Korea is almost impossible, with visitors heavily policed and communication with the outside world blocked. But two residents were willing to speak to the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme, despite the threat of death or imprisonment. […]

The grassroots movement that shut down an Indian copper plant

The grassroots movement that shut down an Indian copper plant

Image caption At least 13 people died amid protests in Tamil Nadu on May 22 On Monday, the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu ordered the shut down of a controversial copper plant that locals had been protesting against for more than 20 years. The order from the state government came days after police shot […]

MH370: Ocean Infinity's search for missing plane formally ends

MH370: Ocean Infinity's search for missing plane formally ends

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A message board at Kuala Lumpur airport shortly after the plane disappeared – the reason why remains a mystery A privately funded search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has drawn to a close. US-based company Ocean Infinity had been using a deep-sea vessel to conduct a 90-day survey of […]

Kylie Minogue at 50: A career in pictures

Kylie Minogue at 50: A career in pictures

Kylie was not the only Minogue to make it big – her sister, Dannii, is also a familiar face across Australian and British TV screens. She made a name for herself in Neighbours’ rival soap opera, Home and Away, and like her sister, went on to pursue a pop career. Source link

Cornelia Frances: Home and Away's 'Morag' actress dies aged 77

Cornelia Frances: Home and Away's 'Morag' actress dies aged 77

Image copyright AAP Image caption Cornelia Frances had several popular television roles in Australia Australian actress Cornelia Frances has died following a battle with cancer, local media have reported. Liverpool-born Frances, 77, was best-known for her role as Morag Bellingham on the long-running soap Home and Away. The veteran actress had several other iconic roles […]