North Korea’s Kim Jong-un agrees to shut missile site

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un agrees to shut missile site

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un signed what they say is “a leap forward” North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to shut one of the country’s main missile testing and launch sites. He signed a pledge to permanently close the Tongchang-ri facility, after talks in Pyongyang with his South Korean […]

Nawaz Sharif: Ex-PM and daughter released from Pakistan prison

Nawaz Sharif: Ex-PM and daughter released from Pakistan prison

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nawaz Sharif was jailed alongside his daughter in July Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been released from prison, two months after he began a 10-year jail sentence for corruption. The release came hours after a court suspended the sentences of Sharif and his daughter Maryam, who were jailed […]

Hong Kong yoga ball: Man found guilty of killing wife and daughter

Hong Kong yoga ball: Man found guilty of killing wife and daughter

Image copyright AFP Image caption As the verdict was read out, Mr Khaw (centre) shook his head and one of his children burst into tears An anaesthetist has been jailed for life for killing his wife and 16-year-old daughter using a yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide in Hong Kong. Prosecutors said Khaw Kim-sun, a […]

South Korean director Lee Yoon-Taek jailed for sex assaults

South Korean director Lee Yoon-Taek jailed for sex assaults

Image copyright PA Image caption Lee Yoon-taek, here appearing for police questioning on 17 March, has been found guilty of sexually abusing nine women A prominent South Korean theatre director has been jailed for six years for sexually assaulting nine women. Lee Yoon-taek was accused of abusing the actresses during training sessions at the renowned […]

Cathay Pacific spells own name wrong on new plane

Cathay Pacific spells own name wrong on new plane

Image copyright Cathay Pacific Image caption The Hong Kong-based airline joked “Oops this special livery won’t last long” after the error was pointed out An airline has had to send a new plane back to the paint shop after the company’s name was spelled incorrectly on it. Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific painted its name as […]

Trump on Sessions: ‘I don’t have an attorney general’

Trump on Sessions: ‘I don’t have an attorney general’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Trump said in an inteview he was “very disappointed” in Mr Sessions US President Donald Trump has said he does not “have an attorney general” in his fiercest attack yet on Jeff Sessions. In an interview with Hill.TV, Mr Trump renewed criticism of Mr Sessions’ decision to step aside […]

Florence: Two patients dead after van swept away in floods

Florence: Two patients dead after van swept away in floods

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Officials say rivers in South Carolina could reach their highest levels by the end of this week or early next Two mental health patients have died when the police van they were being transported got caught in floodwaters in the US, police say. The two officers escorting the pair […]

South Africa gangs ‘threaten’ rare sea snail existence

South Africa gangs ‘threaten’ rare sea snail existence

Image copyright AFP Image caption Conservationists have called for the species of abalone known as Haliotis midae should be give special protection Poachers linked to South African drug gangs are threatening the existence of a species of abalone, a sea snail that is highly prized by restaurants in China, a new report says. Stocks of […]

Woman dies after caravan is blown off cliff

Woman dies after caravan is blown off cliff

Image copyright RTE Image caption The woman is understood to be a tourist who had been staying at a campsite A woman has died after a caravan was blown off a cliff in the Republic of Ireland, as parts of the British Isles have been battered by Storm Ali. The woman in her 50s died […]

Danske Bank boss quits over €200bn money-laundering scandal

Danske Bank boss quits over €200bn money-laundering scandal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Thomas Borgen has resigned as Danske Bank chief executive The chief executive of Danske Bank has resigned in the wake of a money-laundering scandal involving its Estonian operation. Thomas Borgen stepped down following an investigation into payments of about €200bn (£177bn) through its Estonian branch. The Danish bank said many […]

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