North Korea’s Kim Yong-chol arrives in Washington

One of North Korea's top negotiators is on his way to Washington to meet US officials ahead of a possible second summit between Kim...

The North Korean women who had to escape twice

Trafficked into the sex industry after defecting from North Korea, two young women spent years in captivity before finally getting the chance to escape. From...

Ram Rahim Singh: India guru jailed for life over journalist’s murder

An Indian guru has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering a journalist who exposed sexual abuse of women at his sect. Gurmeet Ram...

Monika Billen: German tourist found dead in Australian outback

Australian police say they have found the body of a German tourist near a bush track in the Northern Territory. Monika Billen, 62, was last...

Goldman boss apologises for 1MDB scandal

Goldman Sachs new boss has apologised to Malaysia for the role an ex-partner played in the corruption scandal at one of the country's wealth...

Kisenosato, Japan’s last remaining sumo champion, retires

Japan's last remaining home-grown sumo champion has announced his retirement after a string of tournament losses. Kisenosato Yutaka said he had been struggling with injuries...

Robert Schellenberg case: China accuses Canada of ‘double standards’

China has rejected accusations from Canada that it is arbitrarily applying a death sentence to a Canadian convicted of drug smuggling. The foreign ministry told...

Grace Millane: Man denies murdering British backpacker

A 26-year-old man has denied murdering British backpacker Grace Millane in New Zealand. Miss Millane, 22, from Wickford, Essex, was last seen at a hostel...

Rare sight of robin in Beijing causes stir and Brexit jokes

The rare appearance of a European robin in Beijing has caused a stir among Chinese nature fans. Hundreds of bird-watching photographers flocked to the Beijing...

Kumbh Mela: How to plan the world’s biggest gathering

India's Kumbh Mela festival is billed as the world's biggest gathering of people. Between now and March organisers expect about 120 million pilgrims to...

What awaits any Rohingya refugees who return to Myanmar?

Throughout 2018, more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh, following a military crackdown on the Muslim minority people. Under a deal...

Ma Jian: China’s ex-intelligence chief jailed for life

China's ex-intelligence chief Ma Jian has been sentenced to life in prison for crimes including taking bribes and insider trading, a court says. Ma had...

Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka’s disputed PM resigns amid crisis

Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned as Sri Lanka's prime minister, seven weeks after he was appointed in a surprise move that sparked a political crisis. Mr...

Japan medical schools ‘rigged women’s results’

At least nine Japanese medical schools manipulated admissions, in part to exclude female students, a government investigation has found. The inquiry was launched in August,...

Michael Spavor: Second Canadian ‘missing’ in China

Canada's foreign ministry says it is trying to make contact with a second Canadian who is believed to have been detained in China. Michael...

North and South Korea soldiers cross DMZ in peace

North and South Korean soldiers have made several friendly crossings into each other's territory for the first time since the countries were divided. The...

The India girl who took her dad to the police over a toilet

A seven-year-old Indian girl went to the police after her father broke his promise to build her a toilet. Hanifa Zaara told the police...

The Korean women defying beauty norms

South Korean YouTube star Lina Bae expected some negative comments when she switched from posting make-up tutorials to stripping her face bare. What she didn't...

Grace Millane: Man appears in court charged with backpacker’s murder

A 26-year-old man has appeared in court in New Zealand charged with the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane. Miss Millane disappeared in Auckland on...

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas marry in India

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra have married in a Christian ceremony at a royal palace in India. The Bollywood superstar and the Texan singer, formerly...

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