China’s Communist Party congress begins in Beijing

China’s Communist Party congress begins in Beijing

Media captionBBC China editor Carrie Gracie has a look at the Communist Party messages all over Beijing China’s biggest political event, the Communist Party congress, has begun in Beijing under tight security. Chinese president Xi Jinping has been addressing more than 2,000 delegates in the capital for about three hours now. The closed-door summit, which […]

Six fishermen missing in capsize off Australian coast

Six fishermen missing in capsize off Australian coast

Image copyright QUEENSLAND POLICE Image caption Police have found debris from the trawler, which capsized on Monday Six fishermen are missing after their trawler capsized and sank off the east coast of Australia. A seventh man managed to survive being stranded for about 12 hours in waters near the Queensland town of Seventeen Seventy, according […]

What’s it like to live in North Korea?

North Korea is one of the most closed-off counties on the planet, with little access to the outside world. Four North Koreans who managed to escape explain what life was like back home and what they miss the most. James Reevell, Hosu Lee & Wonjung Bae What’s it like to live in North Korea?}

Indonesia massacres: Declassified US files shed new light

Indonesia massacres: Declassified US files shed new light

Image copyright EPA Image caption Relatives visit a site believed to be the burial ground for victims The US knew people were being “delivered for slaughter” during a political purge in Indonesia during the 1960s, declassified documents reveal. At least 500,000 people were killed between 1965 and 1966, after the army and local Muslim militia […]

China Communist Party congress set to start in Beijing

China Communist Party congress set to start in Beijing

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Large posters of Mr Xi have been put up around Beijing for the congress China’s biggest political event, the Communist Party congress, is set to begin in Beijing. More than 2,000 delegates will be meeting under tight security in the capital. The closed-door summit, which takes place once every […]

Afghanistan Taliban twin attacks kill dozens

Afghanistan Taliban twin attacks kill dozens

Image copyright EPA Image caption Afghan men injured in the bomb attack on a police training school Suicide bombers and gunmen have stormed a police training centre in the eastern Afghan city of Gardez, killing at least 41 people. Some 110 civilians and 48 police were injured. The interior ministry said the local police chief […]

Afghanistan Taliban suicide attacks kill dozens

Afghanistan Taliban suicide attacks kill dozens

Image copyright EPA Image caption Afghan men injured in the bomb attack on a police training school Suicide bombers and gunmen have stormed a police training centre in the eastern Afghan city of Gardez, killing at least 33 people. Another 160 were injured in the assault. The interior ministry said the local police chief was […]

Philippine conflict: Duterte says Marawi is militant-free

Philippine conflict: Duterte says Marawi is militant-free

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gunfire could be heard in the city just moments before Mr Duterte declared Marawi liberated Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the city of Marawi “liberated” from militants, even as fighting continues. The army said it was battling up to 30 militants left in the city, who were holding about […]

Australia rejects chief scientist’s clean energy proposal

Australia rejects chief scientist’s clean energy proposal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Australian government has been criticised over its commitment to renewables The Australian government has rejected a Clean Energy Target (CET) recommended by the nation’s chief scientist, opting for a plan focusing on energy security. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the alternative would still lower emissions and ensure Australia […]

Australia risks ‘chipping away’ at gun laws, ex-deputy PM says

Australia risks ‘chipping away’ at gun laws, ex-deputy PM says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australia’s gun laws must be maintained, Tim Fischer says One of the architects of Australia’s strict gun control laws has warned the nation against loosening them. The Australian government brought in sweeping gun ownership reforms following the deaths of 35 people in a mass shooting in Tasmania in 1996. […]