Sri Lanka attacks: Bomber ‘studied in UK and Australia’

Sri Lanka attacks: Bomber ‘studied in UK and Australia’

Media captionVolunteers provide water, food and support to those mourning the bombing One of the attackers behind the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka studied in the UK, officials say, as further details on the bombers begin to emerge. The country’s deputy defence minister said the bomber studied in the UK before doing a course […]

Hong Kong ‘Umbrella’ protesters sentenced to jail terms

Hong Kong ‘Umbrella’ protesters sentenced to jail terms

Image copyright EPA Image caption Chan Kin-man, left, and Benny Tai, centre, was jailed for 16 months while Chu Yiu-ming, right, got a suspended sentence Four Hong Kong activists have been sentenced to up to 16 months in prison for their role in pro-democracy demonstrations. Four others received suspended sentences on Wednesday, while one had […]

Kim Jong-un in Russia for Vladimir Putin summit

Kim Jong-un in Russia for Vladimir Putin summit

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kim Jong-un attends a welcoming ceremony upon arrival in Vladivostok North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived in the far east of Russia for a summit with President Vladimir Putin. Mr Kim arrived in the Pacific Coast city of Vladivostok for his first talks with the Russian president. The Kremlin […]

Sri Lanka attacks: Government vows to overhaul state security

Sri Lanka attacks: Government vows to overhaul state security

Media captionVolunteers provide water, food and support to those mourning the bombing in Negombo, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s president has vowed to overhaul state security after several bomb blasts on Sunday killed 321 people and wounded 500. Late on Tuesday, Maithripala Sirisena announced changes to the heads of defence forces “within 24 hours”. He said […]

Acts of kindness for mourners

As the town of Negombo in Sri Lanka mourns its dead after a church was bombed on Easter Sunday, volunteers rally round to provide water, food and support to those in need. Video by Tessa Wong and Ayeshea Perera. Acts of kindness for mourners}

Rodrigo Duterte: Philippines not a ‘dump site’ for Canadian waste

Rodrigo Duterte: Philippines not a ‘dump site’ for Canadian waste

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Rodrigo Duterte is known for using strong language Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has chastised Canada for failing to take action on waste it exported to the South East Asian nation years ago. The country has filed several diplomatic protests with Canada over tonnes of refuse shipped to the Philippines […]

Sri Lanka attacks: IS ‘may be linked’, government says

Sri Lanka attacks: IS ‘may be linked’, government says

Media captionFootage shows a man with a large backpack calmly walking towards St Sebastian’s church The Islamic State (IS) group may be linked to bomb blasts which killed 321 people and wounded 500 in Sri Lanka, the country’s prime minister has said. Ranil Wickremesinghe said the government believed Sunday’s attacks could not have been carried […]

Sri Lanka attacks: Mass funerals held as nation mourns

Sri Lanka attacks: Mass funerals held as nation mourns

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mourners attended a funeral near St Sebastian Church in Negombo Sri Lanka has held its first mass funeral amid a day of mourning for the victims of Sunday’s bomb blasts. The death toll from the attacks on churches and hotels has risen to 321 with about 500 wounded, police said. […]

Sri Lanka attacks: Mass funeral on day of mourning

Sri Lanka attacks: Mass funeral on day of mourning

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mourners attended a funeral near St Sebastian Church in Negombo The first mass funeral has begun in Sri Lanka as the country marks a day of mourning for the victims of Sunday’s bomb blasts. The death toll of the attacks on churches and hotels has increased to 310, police said […]

Philippines earthquake: Eight deaths reported on Luzon

Philippines earthquake: Eight deaths reported on Luzon

Image copyright EPA Image caption Rescuers are searching for trapped people at a building in Pampanga province A powerful earthquake has struck the main Philippines island of Luzon, killing at least 11 people. The magnitude 6.1 tremor hit at 17:11 local time (09:11 GMT) on Monday, the Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reports. An […]

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