N Korea threatens to cancel Trump summit

N Korea threatens to cancel Trump summit

Image copyright EPA Image caption The two leaders are due to meet in Singapore on 12 June North Korea has said it may reconsider attending a summit with US President Donald Trump if the US unilaterally insists it gives up nuclear weapons. The highly anticipated meeting between Mr Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is […]

Japan's economy shrinks for first time in two years

Japan's economy shrinks for first time in two years

Image copyright AFP Image caption Private consumption accounts for about 60% of Japan’s economy. Japan’s economy shrank in the first quarter of 2018 for the first time in two years, ending the longest stretch of economic growth since the 1980s. The world’s third largest economy contracted at an annualised rate of 0.6%, official data showed. […]

A social media star… in North Korea

A social media star… in North Korea

Photographer Aram Pan runs a social media project called DPRK360, documenting a mostly unseen side of North Korea. But is it the whole picture? Hear more on BBC Trending radio: North Korea’s YouTube Stars Video journalist: Natalia Zuo You can follow BBC Trending on Twitter @BBCtrending, and find us on Facebook. And you can listen […]

India flyover collapse kills at least 18 in Varanasi

India flyover collapse kills at least 18 in Varanasi

Image copyright AFP Image caption A large crowd gathered at the scene in Varanasi At least 18 people have been killed and dozens trapped in the Indian city of Varanasi after a flyover collapsed, crushing vehicles beneath it. The flyover was still being built when portions of its cement structure fell on the road being […]

N Korea cancels talks with South Korea and warns US

N Korea cancels talks with South Korea and warns US

North Korea has cancelled high-level talks with South Korea scheduled for Wednesday because of anger over military exercises, state media reports. The North’s official KCNA news agency said joint exercises between the US and the South were a “provocation” and a rehearsal for an invasion. It also warned the US over the fate of the […]

Second Durham rugby player dies in Sri Lanka

Second Durham rugby player dies in Sri Lanka

Image copyright DCRFC Image caption Thomas Baty (left) and Thomas Howard complained of breathing difficulties on Sunday A second British amateur rugby player has died after complaining of breathing difficulties on returning from a nightclub in Sri Lanka. Thomas Howard, 25, and Thomas Baty, 26, had been touring the country with Durham-based Clems Pirates RFC […]

Turkmen president drifts into pole position at rally

Turkmen president drifts into pole position at rally

Image copyright Turkmenistan Government Image caption The head of state turned up in his rally stage-ready BMW and was allowed to race Turkmen president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has won an international motor race qualifier seemingly by chance, after turning up at the venue to meet one of his ministers, it’s been reported. According to the Fergana […]

Is this a pigeon? A 2011 meme reincarnated in 2018

Is this a pigeon? A 2011 meme reincarnated in 2018

Image copyright Sunrise Image caption Is this a meme? 2018 is becoming the year old memes come back to life. When a 2011 meme called American Chopper re-emerged on Twitter in 2018, the BBC explored how a meme about two men arguing had lived a second life long after its first. Now the feat has […]

China Sichuan Airlines pilot 'sucked out of plane' survives

China Sichuan Airlines pilot 'sucked out of plane' survives

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Workers inspect the Sichuan Airlines aircraft after its emergency landing A Chinese passenger jet was forced into an emergency landing after its windscreen blew out at 32,000ft (9,753m), sucking the co-pilot halfway out of the plane. Captain Liu Chuanjian said the Airbus A319 had been cruising mid-air when a deafening […]

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