Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea invites South president to Pyongyang

Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea invites South president to Pyongyang

Media captionKim Yo-jong presented President Moon Jae-in with a folder holding a handwritten note from her brother, the leader of North Korea North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has invited South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang. It would be the first summit in more than a decade between Korean leaders. Mr Moon said the Koreas […]

Winter Olympics 2018: North and South Korea hold landmark meeting

Winter Olympics 2018: North and South Korea hold landmark meeting

Image copyright YONHAP Image caption President Moon (C) shook hands with Kim Yo-jong (L) and Kim Yong-nam South Korean President Moon Jae-in has received North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s influential sister, Kim Yo-jong, for a landmark meeting at the presidential palace in Seoul. Mr Moon exchanged pleasantries with Ms Kim and North Korea’s ceremonial head […]

Selling a ‘lovable’ Australia to the US

Selling a ‘lovable’ Australia to the US

Image copyright Tourism Australia Image caption The Tourism Australia advert, with Paul Hogan in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge Australia has put Crocodile Dundee at the centre of a lavish ad campaign to attract US tourists. Trevor Marshallsea explores why Australia is betting so heavily on a 1980s character – and associations – in […]

Winter Olympics: Yuri On Ice performed by Japanese skaters

Winter Olympics: Yuri On Ice performed by Japanese skaters

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Miu Suzaki and Ryuichi Kihara helped Japan come third on the opening day of the figure skating team competition Team Japan have delighted anime fans by performing a figure skating routine set to music from the popular Yuri On Ice animated series at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Footage […]

YouTube drops ads from Logan Paul channels

YouTube drops ads from Logan Paul channels

Image copyright Getty Images YouTube has suspended advertising on video blogger Logan Paul’s channels owing to his “pattern of behaviour”. In December, he was criticised for uploading a video of a dead body recorded in Japan’s so-called suicide forest. He later apologised. Since his return to YouTube, he has made a video in which he […]

Asia stock markets drop sharply after US falls

Asia stock markets drop sharply after US falls

Image copyright Getty Images Major Asian markets suffered sharp losses on Friday, following another day of steep falls on Wall Street. In a volatile week for global investors, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index slid 3.2% during early trading, while China’s Shanghai Composite tumbled 5%. Earlier, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by more than 1,000 points […]

Rohingya crisis: Reuters journalists held ‘for investigating Myanmar killings’

Rohingya crisis: Reuters journalists held ‘for investigating Myanmar killings’

Image copyright HANDOUT Image caption These are the men whose deaths the Reuters journalists were investigating Reuters has revealed details of an investigation into a mass execution of Rohingyas by soldiers and villagers, which it says lies behind the arrest of two of its journalists in Myanmar. Wa Lone and Kyaw Seo Oo are awaiting […]

Cambodia Facebook feud hits California courts

Cambodia Facebook feud hits California courts

Image copyright AFP Image caption Facebook has described a problem with illegitimate “likes” Lawyers for exiled Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy have filed legal action against Facebook, in a case that highlights how the quest for “likes” has gripped the small Southeast Asian country’s leading politicians. The petition in US federal courts asks the social […]

Bangladesh ex-PM Khaleda Zia jailed amid clashes

Bangladesh ex-PM Khaleda Zia jailed amid clashes

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Thousands of Ms Zia’s supporters have taken to the streets Bangladeshi police have clashed with thousands of protesters, as opposition leader Khaleda Zia was jailed for five years for corruption. Ms Zia, a former prime minister, denies misusing international funds donated to a charitable children’s trust. The jail sentence may […]

North Korea holds military parade ahead of Winter Olympics

North Korea holds military parade ahead of Winter Olympics

Media captionKim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju were hailed at the parade North Korea has held a military parade attended by leader Kim Jong-un, a day before the opening of the Winter Olympics in the South. The North often boasts of its parades but reports of this surfaced afterwards with TV only airing delayed […]