Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un meet in Vladivostok

Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un meet in Vladivostok

Image copyright AFP North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin have met for their first ever summit. The two shook hands on Russky island near the port city of Vladivostok, in Russia’s far east. The Kremlin said the leaders would discuss denuclearisation, but Mr Kim is also said to be seeking support after […]

Ghosn: Tokyo court grants $4.5m bail to former Nissan boss

Ghosn: Tokyo court grants $4.5m bail to former Nissan boss

Image copyright Getty Images A Tokyo court has granted former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn bail set at 500 million yen ($4.5m; £3.5m), paving the way for his release from custody. He faces four charges in Japan over allegations of financial misconduct. It will be the second time Mr Ghosn, who denies any wrongdoing, has been […]

Sri Lanka attacks: Government admits ‘major intelligence lapse’

Sri Lanka attacks: Government admits ‘major intelligence lapse’

Media captionVolunteers provide water, food and support to those mourning the bombing Sri Lanka has admitted a “major intelligence lapse” before the Easter Sunday bomb attacks which killed 359 people and wounded more than 500. An Indian intelligence warning from the beginning of the month about planned attacks was not properly shared by the authorities, […]

Japan sterilisation law victims get compensation and apology

Japan sterilisation law victims get compensation and apology

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Demonstrators march in support of forced sterilisation victims in May 2018 Tens of thousands of victims of forced sterilisation in Japan are now entitled to compensation. Under a eugenics law which was in effect from 1948 to 1996, people were made to undergo operations to prevent them having children […]

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 […]