North Korea quits Kaesong liaison office with S Korea

North Korea quits Kaesong liaison office with S Korea

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The office was opened with great fanfare in September 2018 North Korea has withdrawn from the inter-Korean liaison office which was opened amid a warming of ties last year to facilitate talks with the South. Seoul said it was contacted on Friday and informed that the North’s staff would be […]

Christchurch mosque shootings: The lives lost and the world they revealed

Christchurch mosque shootings: The lives lost and the world they revealed

Image copyright NurPhoto/Getty Images The life stories of the Christchurch mosque victims are a striking reflection of a world in turmoil – one marked by war, poverty and economic inequality. In New Zealand, many thought they had found a safe, remote corner of Earth on which to build new lives. That changed last Friday at […]

Garuda looks to scrap Boeing 737 Max 8 order after crashes

Garuda looks to scrap Boeing 737 Max 8 order after crashes

Image copyright Getty Images Garuda Indonesia is seeking to scrap its multi-billion dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after the plane was involved in two fatal crashes. The move is thought to be the first formal cancellation of an order for the aircraft. A Garuda spokesperson said passengers had “lost trust” in […]

Thailand election: Quick guide to the post-coup polls

Thailand election: Quick guide to the post-coup polls

Image copyright Reuters Thailand is heading to the polls on Sunday in its first general election since a military coup in 2014. The country has long been politically split between populists largely tapping into the rural and poorer sections of the population, and their opponents who tend to support the military and win votes from […]

India election 2019: Is India building enough new houses?

India election 2019: Is India building enough new houses?

Pledge: The current government has promised that every Indian will have a home to live in by 2022 – with 10 million homes ready by this year in rural areas and 10 million ready by 2022 in urban areas. Verdict: Millions of new homes have been planned and approved to deal with India’s chronic homelessness […]

Christchurch shootings: 'Thank you for your tears…your love'

Christchurch shootings: 'Thank you for your tears…your love'

New Zealand has broadcast the Islamic call to prayer and observed a two-minute silence in ceremonies to mark a week since the Christchurch attacks. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joined thousands of mourners near the Al-Noor mosque, one of two places of worship targeted in last Friday’s shootings. Source link

Death toll soars in China chemical blast

Death toll soars in China chemical blast

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dozens were injured in the explosion, which was reportedly started by a fire at the plant The death toll in a huge blast at a chemical plant in eastern China has jumped to 44, with 90 more injured, state media say. The blast took place at about 14:50 local […]

Christchurch shootings: New Zealand falls silent for mosque victims

Christchurch shootings: New Zealand falls silent for mosque victims

Image copyright Reuters Image caption PM Jacinda Ardern, centre, arrived amid tight security at Hagley Park shortly before Friday prayers began New Zealand has broadcast the Islamic call to prayer and observed a two-minute silence in ceremonies to mark a week since the Christchurch attacks. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joined thousands of mourners near the […]

Filipino firm Jollibee takes on US fried chicken chains

Filipino firm Jollibee takes on US fried chicken chains

When you think of fast-food firms, it’s natural for an American name to spring to mind. After all, the top 10 global fast-food brands are from the US. Famous for its crispy fried chicken, Asia’s biggest fast-food company, Jollibee Foods Corporation, plans to shake things up. It is rapidly expanding globally and has identified the […]