South Korea Sewol ferry disaster: Human remains found

South Korea Sewol ferry disaster: Human remains found

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ship has been loaded onto a platform to be towed to shore Remains believed to be from one or more of the missing victims of the Sewol ferry disaster have been found, officials say, days after the vessel was raised from the sea floor. The Sewol sank off […]

Paris clashes after French police kill Chinese man

Paris clashes after French police kill Chinese man

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters spelled out the word “violence” in candles when they gathered on Monday Violence in Paris over the police killing of a Chinese man has left three police officers injured with more than 30 people detained. Demonstrators had gathered outside a police station on Monday to pay homage to the […]

Cyclone Debbie: ‘Monster’ storm makes landfall in Australia

Media captionThe powerful storm is expected to last for hours A powerful cyclone carrying winds of up to 263km/h (163 mph) has made landfall in Queensland, Australia. Cyclone Debbie, a category four storm, has left at least 45,000 homes without power and damaged buildings, although it is too early to say how many. PM Malcolm […]

School children killed in Japanese avalanche

Media captionRescue workers have tried to negotiate the snow-covered slopes Seven Japanese high school students and their teacher have been killed in an avalanche at a ski resort. The avalanche occurred early on Monday near Nasu in Tochigi prefecture, 120km (75 miles) north of Tokyo. Another 40 people, mostly students, were hurt including two who […]

Cyclone Debbie: Thousands flee as Australia braced for ‘monster’ storm

Media captionQueensland prepares for imminent arrival of Cyclone Debbie Northeast Australia is bracing itself for the arrival of a “monster” cyclone expected to bring waves of up to 8m (26ft) to the Queensland coast. Cyclone Debbie, which has been upgraded to a Category four storm, is carrying winds of up to 250km/h (155 mph). Thousands […]

Singapore couple jailed for starving Philippine maid

Singapore couple jailed for starving Philippine maid

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Lim Choon Hong (left) and his wife Chong Sui Foon (right) were jailed for three weeks and three months respectively A Singaporean couple have been jailed for starving their domestic worker from the Philippines, in a case that has shocked the city-state. The woman lost 20kg (44 lbs) – […]

Hong Kong escalator malfunction: Two men arrested

Media captionHong Kong escalator malfunction injures dozens Two technicians in Hong Kong have been arrested for “perverting the course of justice”, after a malfunctioning escalator injured shoppers in a mall. The two men were suspected of tampering with the escalator after the incident, report local media. An escalator at the Langham Place shopping centre suddenly […]

India meat traders strike against Uttar Pradesh closures

India meat traders strike against Uttar Pradesh closures

Image caption Uttar Pradesh is India’s largest meat-producing state Meat traders in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh are on indefinite strike in protest at the closure of butcher’s shops and slaughterhouses considered illegal. The move follows the nomination of Hindu hardline politician Yogi Adityanath as chief minister. Most are owned by Muslims who […]

Eight school children feared dead in Japanese avalanche

Media captionRescue workers have tried to negotiate the snow-covered slopes Eight Japanese high school students are feared dead, after they were caught in an avalanche at a ski resort. The avalanche occurred early on Monday near Nasu in Tochigi prefecture, 120km (75 miles) north of Tokyo. Eight students were found with no vital signs while […]

Cyclone Debbie: Thousands evacuate in Queensland, Australia

Cyclone Debbie: Thousands evacuate in Queensland, Australia

Image copyright Bureau of Meteorology Image caption Cyclone Debbie is expected to strengthen into a Category 4 About 25,000 people have been told to evacuate as a cyclone carrying winds up to 240km/h (150 mph) moves towards the Queensland coast. Cyclone Debbie is expected to intensify into a Category 4 system before it arrives early […]