Tokio boy band member apologises for kissing schoolgirl

Tokio boy band member apologises for kissing schoolgirl

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Yamaguchi apologised for being “intimidating” and “causing harm” A member of well-known Japanese boy band Tokio has apologised for forcibly kissing a girl of secondary school age. In February, 46-year-old Tatsuya Yamaguchi brought the girl to his home where the incident took place. Her precise age is not known. “No […]

'Real bodies' exhibition causes controversy in Australia

'Real bodies' exhibition causes controversy in Australia

Image copyright EPA Image caption The exhibition is currently on display in Sydney An exhibition of preserved human bodies has drawn controversy in Australia this week after an activist group raised questions about the origin of the specimens. The group of objectors – who include doctors, lawyers and scientists – have called for the exhibition […]

The robot helping to deliver water in rural India

The robot helping to deliver water in rural India

A robot that helps rural Indian villagers transport water is being trialled as part of a study by the University of Glasgow and Amrita University. The customised Husky robot is remote controlled and provides instructions to villagers in their local language. BBC Click finds out more. See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick. Source link

India China: Why is Modi meeting Xi now?

India China: Why is Modi meeting Xi now?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Xi Jinping, left, and Narendra Modi are holding an informal meeting in Wuhan on Friday Friday’s informal talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping mark an improvement in relations. Analyst Shashank Joshi explains why. Last year, India and China were locked in their most […]

Why has Kim halted nuclear tests now?

Why has Kim halted nuclear tests now?

Image copyright Getty Images Kim Jong-un’s announcement that North Korea is to halt nuclear and missile tests immediately comes as he prepares for two major diplomatic events. Analyst Ankit Panda asks what the North Korean leader hopes to gain with his latest move. North Korea’s declaration will no doubt lead to effusive headlines touting an […]

North Korea crisis in 300 words

North Korea crisis in 300 words

Image copyright Reuters The North Korean stand-off is a crisis that, at worst, threatens nuclear war. The sudden prospect of direct talks with the US might mean there’s a chance at peace, but it’s complicated. Let’s take a step back. Why does North Korea want nuclear weapons? The Korean peninsula was divided after World War […]

Kim Jong-un to meet Moon Jae-in at Korean border for summit

Kim Jong-un to meet Moon Jae-in at Korean border for summit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The heavily guarded Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) divides the two Koreas Kim Jong-un will on Friday become the first North Korean leader to cross into South Korean territory since the end of the Korean War in 1953. In newly announced details, South Korea said President Moon Jae-in would personally meet […]

Thirteen children die as India school bus hits train

Thirteen children die as India school bus hits train

Image caption The bus fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh Thirteen children have died after their school bus collided with a train in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police say. The bus had been travelling across an unmanned railway crossing when the accident took place. The incident comes weeks after 24 children […]

How to Hanami: Chasing Japan's cherry blossom season

How to Hanami: Chasing Japan's cherry blossom season

For two weeks each spring Japan’s cherry blossoms bloom and fall, and tourists from around the world take on the challenge of planning trips to catch the trees in bloom in a bid to experience the fleeting season. “Hanami”, which means flower viewing, is the traditional custom of enjoying the flowers’ transient beauty – and […]