South Korea hospital in Miryang hit by deadly fire

South Korea hospital in Miryang hit by deadly fire

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The fire took place at a hospital which cares mostly for elderly people At least 33 people have been killed in a fire at a hospital in Miryang, South Korea, say officials. The fire is thought to have started in the emergency room at Sejong Hospital, which specialises in cardiology. […]

The evolution of Australia Day controversy

The evolution of Australia Day controversy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australia Day was not celebrated consistently on 26 January until 1994 Australia’s national day of celebration has drawn much criticism recently from those who say it causes unfair hurt to indigenous people. But the controversy, like Australia Day itself, has evolved over many years, reports Sharon Verghis from Sydney. […]

Man hit by train in quest for perfect selfie

Man hit by train in quest for perfect selfie

Media captionVideo showing the train and Mr Siva prior to the accident A self-filmed video of a man who was hit by an Multi-Modal Transport System (MMTS) train in Hyderabad, India, has been viewed thousands of times online. Gym trainer T Siva ignored warnings from a person nearby and the train driver while filming near […]

Schools shut amid Bollywood film protests

Schools shut amid Bollywood film protests

Image caption Many cinemas have been vandalised by Hindu right wing mobs Security has been tightened in several Indian states ahead of the release of a Bollywood film which has already generated violent protests. Schools have been shut in a Delhi suburb following an attack on a school bus, and cinemas in several states say […]

N Korean hockey players arrive in the South for joint team

N Korean hockey players arrive in the South for joint team

Image copyright AFP Image caption The 12 players will start joint training with the South Korean team North Korea’s women’s ice hockey players have arrived in South Korea to form a joint team for the Pyeongchang Olympics. The 12 players crossed the border with an official delegation and will start training with the team from […]

Captain Cook statue vandalised ahead of Australia Day

Captain Cook statue vandalised ahead of Australia Day

Image copyright LEIGH HENNINGHAM Image caption The statue of Captain James Cook was found covered in paint on Thursday A statue of British explorer Captain James Cook has been vandalised in Melbourne in an apparent protest on the eve of Australia Day. The statue was found covered in paint on Thursday. Graffiti depicted an Aboriginal […]

Rohingya crisis: US diplomat quits advisory panel

Rohingya crisis: US diplomat quits advisory panel

Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousands of Rohingya Muslims are currently in refugee camps in Bangladesh Veteran US diplomat Bill Richardson has resigned from an international panel set up by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to advise on the Rohingya crisis. He claimed the panel was a “whitewash” and accused Ms Suu Kyi of […]

Chinese lab created first monkey clones

Chinese lab created first monkey clones

Media captionThe animals may be useful for studying cancers and immune disorders. Two monkeys have been cloned using the technique that produced Dolly the sheep. Identical long-tailed macaques Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua were born several weeks ago at a laboratory in China. Scientists say populations of monkeys that are genetically identical will be useful […]

Beginning of the end for Chinese hip-hop?

Beginning of the end for Chinese hip-hop?

Image copyright iQiyi Image caption PG One was the first of China’s A-list rappers to fall from grace Last summer, a reality show called The Rap of China took the country by storm. The show brought hip-hop music from the underground into the limelight and made it a multi-million dollar business. Several of the top […]

Afghanistan attack: Save the Children suspends programmes

Afghanistan attack: Save the Children suspends programmes

Media captionThe attack sends a huge plume of black smoke into the sky The UK charity Save the Children has temporarily suspended its programmes in Afghanistan after an attack on its offices in the city of Jalalabad. Three members of staff and one soldier were killed in a suicide attack and siege of the building […]