How we will know if North Korea really 'denuclearises'

How we will know if North Korea really 'denuclearises'

Image copyright Getty Images North Korea has said it will start dismantling its nuclear test site this week, in a ceremony to be attended by foreign journalists. But what would it take for the country to truly “denuclearise”? In the mountainous north-east of North Korea lies Pyongyang’s nuclear test facility – the Punggye-ri complex. It […]

Cannes 2018: Japanese indie Shoplifters wins Palme d'Or

Cannes 2018: Japanese indie Shoplifters wins Palme d'Or

Image copyright EPA Image caption Hirozaku Kore-edu (r) received the festival’s highest honour The Japanese family drama Shoplifters has received the coveted award for best film, the Palme d’Or, at the Cannes Film Festival. The runner-up Grand Prix went to US director Spike Lee’s anti-racism satire BlacKkKlansman. Led by actor Cate Blanchett, the jury announced […]

Najib Razak: Scandal-hit ex-Malaysia PM condemns police raids

Najib Razak: Scandal-hit ex-Malaysia PM condemns police raids

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHandbags and money seized in raids on Malaysian former PM Najib Razak Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak has criticised police raids after hundreds of luxury items and cash were seized at properties linked to him. Mr Najib’s lawyer, Harpal Singh Grewal, said his client was “very […]

India Karnataka: Modi ally resigns in regional crisis

India Karnataka: Modi ally resigns in regional crisis

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Karnataka polls were seen as a bellwether of the 2019 general elections India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has suffered a setback after the chief minister of the southern state of Karnataka resigned minutes before a vote of confidence in the assembly. BS Yeddyurappa said he could not […]

Santa Fe school shooting: Pakistan exchange student among victims

Santa Fe school shooting: Pakistan exchange student among victims

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“It broke my heart to see what was going on” An exchange student from Pakistan is among the first named victims of a Texas high school shooting. Ten people were killed and 10 were injured at Santa Fe High School when a student opened fire. The suspect […]

South China Sea dispute: China lands bombers on island

South China Sea dispute: China lands bombers on island

Image copyright Google/Digital Globe Image caption An H-6K bomber is believed to have landed on Woody Island China has for the first time landed bombers on disputed territory in the South China Sea, its air force said, prompting fresh US warnings that it is destabilising the region. The long-range H-6K bomber was among those which […]

Handbag raids at dawn in Malaysia

Handbag raids at dawn in Malaysia

Trolleys full of luxury goods and cash have been wheeled away from the home of Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib Razak, according to police. Source link

The priest whose blunt billboards have gone global

The priest whose blunt billboards have gone global

Image copyright ROD BOWER Image caption The church’s billboard advocating for mental health awareness On a typical Sunday, Father Rod Bower draws about 200 people to his church service in a coastal town in Australia. But online, his messages are often viewed by millions. For years, he has been posting provocative statements on a roadside […]

The Indian lawmakers being guarded in 'secret locations'

The Indian lawmakers being guarded in 'secret locations'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many lawmakers were last seen in this bus India’s Supreme Court has intervened after an election in the southern state of Karnataka led to a political crisis. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which won the most seats in the recently concluded poll, rushed to swear in a chief minister […]

Malaysia politics: $4 sandals vs luxury Birkin bags

Malaysia politics: $4 sandals vs luxury Birkin bags

Image copyright BATA/Getty Images Image caption Cheap but comfy sandals vs coveted Hermes Birkin bags There’s a classic quote from Sex and the City that goes: “It’s not a bag. It’s a Birkin”. The French luxury handbag, an international symbol of wealth and status, made a return to the spotlight this week in an unlikely […]

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