Conjoined twins: Australian surgeons try to separate Bhutanese girls

Conjoined twins: Australian surgeons try to separate Bhutanese girls

Image copyright EPA Image caption Bhutanese twins Nima and Dawa are joined at the torso Surgeons in Australia have begun a complex operation to separate Bhutanese conjoined twins. The 15-month-old girls, Nima and Dawa Pelden, are joined at the torso and share a liver and possibly a bowel, doctors say. They were brought to Melbourne […]

Delhi air: Eating berries and wearing masks to beat pollution

Delhi air: Eating berries and wearing masks to beat pollution

Image copyright AFP Every winter, a thick blanket of smog descends on large parts of India and people begin a losing fight against the frightening levels of pollution. Thousands land up in doctors’ clinics with breathlessness, fill up hospital beds with lung problems and many are forced to stay off school or work. And with […]

Alibaba Singles Day: Dollars or data?

Singles Day, on 11 November, was invented by Alibaba and is the biggest online shopping day in the world. But it may well be the Chinese e-commerce giant’s biggest data collection event in the year too. Presented by Monica Miller. Produced and written by Tessa Wong. Alibaba Singles Day: Dollars or data?}

Delhi smog: Are Diwali fireworks to blame?

Delhi smog: Are Diwali fireworks to blame?

Image copyright AFP Air pollution levels have shot up in the Indian capital, Delhi, during the current festive season of Diwali. A lot of attention has focused on the impact of fireworks and this year, as in previous years, India’s Supreme Court has attempted to restrict their use. But how far are they really responsible […]

Toxic smog returns to Delhi after Diwali

Toxic smog returns to Delhi after Diwali

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Residents awoke on Thursday to find the city blanketed in a toxic fog Air pollution in the Indian capital has risen to hazardous levels after firecrackers were set off to celebrate Diwali despite a court ban. Residents awoke on Thursday to find the city blanketed in a toxic fog. The […]

Deadly smog returns to Delhi after Diwali

Deadly smog returns to Delhi after Diwali

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Residents awoke on Thursday to find the city blanketed in a toxic fog Air pollution in the Indian capital has risen to hazardous levels after firecrackers were set off to celebrate Diwali despite a court ban. Residents awoke on Thursday to find the city blanketed in a toxic fog. The […]

Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia Bibi freed from jail

Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia Bibi freed from jail

Media captionAsia Bibi’s escape from Pakistan death row A Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row has been freed from prison, her lawyer says. Some reports say Asia Bibi has boarded a plane but its destination was not known. The Supreme Court ruling sparked protests from Islamists and the […]

Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia Bibi flown out of the country

Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia Bibi flown out of the country

Media captionAsia Bibi’s escape from Pakistan death row A Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy is being flown out of the country after being freed from prison, her lawyer says. Asia Bibi spent eight years on death row before her conviction was overturned last month. The Supreme Court ruling sparked protests from Islamists and the […]

Why Australia is worried about upsetting Indonesia

Why Australia is worried about upsetting Indonesia

Image copyright EPA Image caption Indonesian President Joko Widodo with former Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull last week Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s recent announcement that he is considering recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital took many by surprise, and none more so than Indonesia, perhaps Canberra’s most crucial regional ally. Enter some unusual diplomacy to mend […]

South Korea apologises for rapes during 1980 Gwangju protest crackdown

South Korea apologises for rapes during 1980 Gwangju protest crackdown

Image copyright EPA Image caption South Korean Defence Minister, Jeong Kyeong-doo, bows his head to the nation South Korea has apologised for the rape of women by troops sent to crush an anti-government protest 38 years ago. The defence minister bowed as he described how soldiers inflicted “unspeakable pain” on innocent women in the city […]