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Why Vietnamese villagers are holding police hostage

Why Vietnamese villagers are holding police hostage

Image copyright AFP Image caption Villagers have blocked roads during the week-long stand-off Residents of a village outside Hanoi are holding policemen and officials hostage in a week-long stand-off over a land dispute. Local authorities have fled and residents now control the village. They have built barricades to keep police out and the situation is […]

MH370: New analysis reiterates plane’s likely location

MH370: New analysis reiterates plane’s likely location

Image copyright ATSB Image caption This image shows both the genuine and replica flaperons used for the drift analysis Fresh evidence suggests that Malaysia Airlines flight 370 is most likely located to the north of a main search zone, Australian scientists say. MH370 disappeared while flying to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on […]

MH370: New analysis reiterates plane’s likely location

MH370: New analysis reiterates plane’s likely location

Image copyright ATSB Image caption This image shows both the genuine and replica flaperons used for the drift analysis Fresh evidence suggests that Malaysia Airlines flight 370 is most likely located to the north of a main search zone, Australian scientists say. MH370 disappeared while flying to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on […]

Thai police arrest man smuggling semen into Laos

Thai police arrest man smuggling semen into Laos

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption File photo of a vial of semen Thai police have arrested a man attempting to smuggle six vials of human semen into Laos. Authorities found a nitrogen tank containing the vials in the man’s bag when he was crossing the border at the northern Thai town of Nong […]

South Korean man dies after eating toads

South Korean man dies after eating toads

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It is not known which species of toad the man consumed, but some like the cane toad can produce a venom through their skin A South Korean man has died from poisoning after eating toads he had mistaken for edible bullfrogs. Police said on Friday that he was among […]

US discriminating against Chinese firms says TCL boss

US discriminating against Chinese firms says TCL boss

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Li Dongsheng has helped grow TCL into one of China’s most successful businesses The chief executive of one of China’s biggest companies has accused the US of discrimination and protectionism since the election of President Donald Trump. Li Dongsheng of consumer electronics firm TCL told the BBC that regulators had […]

Panama Papers: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif survives corruption ruling

Panama Papers: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif survives corruption ruling

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nawaz Sharif and his family have denied any wrongdoing Pakistan’s Supreme Court has ruled there is insufficient evidence of corruption to remove Nawaz Sharif from the role of prime minister. It instead ordered a further investigation into money transfers. Questions arose over the business dealings of Mr Sharif’s family when […]

Have North Korea’s missile tests paid off?

Have North Korea’s missile tests paid off?

Image copyright EPA Image caption North Korea regularly threatens to lay waste to its enemies, but how realistic are such threats? North Korea displayed a lot of missiles – including big ones – at a bombastic military parade over the weekend. But what do we really know about Pyongyang’s missile capabilities? Defence expert Melissa Hanham […]

North Korea tension: China ‘seriously concerned’ about nuclear threats

North Korea tension: China ‘seriously concerned’ about nuclear threats

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korea showed off military hardware at a parade in honour of the anniversary of founding father Kim Il-sung’s birth China says it is seriously concerned about North Korean nuclear development, in the wake of a BBC interview with a top official from the North. North Korea’s vice-foreign minister told […]

Australia unveils major changes to citizenship process

Australia unveils major changes to citizenship process

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A citizenship ceremony in Melbourne earlier this year Australia will make it more difficult to gain citizenship in a major overhaul of its migration process. Aspiring citizens will undergo tougher tests on their English language skills and ability to demonstrate “Australian values”, PM Malcolm Turnbull said. Applicants must also […]

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