Why you can't talk about John Oliver in China

Why you can't talk about John Oliver in China

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption John Oliver is the latest target to be hit by Chinese censors If you’re looking to post something about John Oliver on Chinese social media this week, chances are you can’t. The British television host been censored on China’s biggest social media site, just days after he criticised Chinese […]

Jacinda Ardern baby: New Zealand PM gives birth to girl

Jacinda Ardern baby: New Zealand PM gives birth to girl

Image copyright @jacindaardern Image caption New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern posted a picture on Instagram of her with her new baby New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has given birth to her first child, a girl weighing 3.31kg (7.3lb). This makes her only the second elected leader in modern history to give birth while […]

US-China trade row: What has happened so far?

US-China trade row: What has happened so far?

Image copyright Getty Images Donald Trump campaigned for election on a promise to make trade fairer for the US, and his push to do so has him fighting with some of America’s oldest trading partners. He has already imposed – or threatened to impose – taxes on imports from China, Mexico, Canada and the EU, […]

Daimler expects lower 2018 earnings due to new tariffs

Daimler expects lower 2018 earnings due to new tariffs

Image copyright Getty Images Carmaker Daimler has said it expects lower earnings this year amid a growing trade spat between the US and China. It foresees lower-than-expected sales of Mercedes-Benz SUVs due to a tax on the import of US vehicles into China. The US plans to tax at least $50bn (£38bn) of Chinese imports […]

The rock that is still fuelling Australia

The rock that is still fuelling Australia

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australia is the world’s largest producer of iron ore It is the rock that has fortified Australia’s recession-defying economy. Iron ore has helped to raise living standards in the country, supercharge pension funds, and bankroll governments. It is the key ingredient of steel, and is Australia’s most lucrative export. […]

Hong Kong sci-fi film mixes robots and Chinese opera

Hong Kong sci-fi film mixes robots and Chinese opera

Featuring flying warrior robots and guitar-toting opera singers, Hong Kong animation Dragon’s Delusion aims to break stereotypes of Chinese culture. Its producers made the film after a successful crowdfunding exercise. Video by Gwyneth Ho of BBC News Chinese and Tessa Wong. Source link

World Cup 2018: The Indian who cycled to Russia to meet Messi

World Cup 2018: The Indian who cycled to Russia to meet Messi

Image copyright Clifin Francis Clifin Francis was sitting at home in southern India when a friend asked if he was going to the World Cup. “Of course,” he replied. “I might even travel to Russia to watch the extravaganza.” That was in August – but he had no idea how he would afford the air […]

Trump tariffs: Markets fall as trade war fears mount

Trump tariffs: Markets fall as trade war fears mount

Image copyright Getty Images Stock markets have fallen around the world in the wake of President Trump’s latest tariffs threat to China. The Dow Jones closed down almost 1.2% or 287 points after Asian and European markets fell sharply earlier. Mr Trump has threatened to put tariffs on an extra $200bn (£141bn) of Chinese goods, […]

Peter Thomson: Golfer who won five Open Championships dies

Peter Thomson: Golfer who won five Open Championships dies

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Peter Thomson holds his third Open Championship trophy in 1956 Peter Thomson, one of Australia’s greatest golfers and a five-time Open Championship winner, has died aged 88. Thomson had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for more than four years and died at his home in Melbourne on Wednesday, Golf […]

Bithumb: Hackers 'rob crypto-exchange of $32m'

Bithumb: Hackers 'rob crypto-exchange of $32m'

Image copyright EPA Image caption Local reports describe Bithumb as South Korea’s biggest crypto-currency exchange A leading crypto-coin exchange has halted trade after declaring that hackers had stolen some of the digital currencies it stored. Seoul-based Bithumb said that 35bn won (£24m; $31.6m) worth of cyber-cash had been “seized” overnight, adding that it would fully […]