Vietnam denies Germany’s Trinh Xuan Thanh kidnap claim

Vietnam denies Germany’s Trinh Xuan Thanh kidnap claim

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Trinh is accused of causing $150m in losses at Vietnam’s state oil company Vietnam’s government has insisted that a former oil executive reported to be seeking asylum in Berlin has “turned himself in” – a day after Germany accused Hanoi of kidnapping him. Germany said the abduction of Trinh […]

Warming to boost deadly humidity levels across South Asia

Warming to boost deadly humidity levels across South Asia

Image copyright NOAH SEELAM Image caption Heat and drought have a huge impact on India’s farmers Millions of people living in South Asia face a deadly threat from heat and humidity driven by global warming according to a new study. Most of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh will experience temperatures close to the limits of survivability […]

Taliban suicide bomb kills two American soldiers

Taliban suicide bomb kills two American soldiers

Image copyright EPA Image caption Soldiers work to remove the damaged vehicle from the roadway Two US soldiers have been killed by a suicide car bomber in Afghanistan, the Pentagon says. The Americans, whom officials have not yet named, were killed after an explosive-packed car rammed their convoy in Kandahar province. The attack, claimed by […]

Germany expels Vietnam attache over suspected kidnap

Germany expels Vietnam attache over suspected kidnap

Image copyright AFP Image caption Trinh Xuan Thanh was reportedly seeking asylum in Germany Germany has expelled Vietnam’s press attache over the suspected kidnapping of a man allegedly bundled into a car by armed men at Berlin Zoo. Trinh Xuan Thanh, who was the subject of an international arrest warrant, disappeared in Berlin nine days […]

Herat mosque blast: IS says it was behind Afghanistan attack

Herat mosque blast: IS says it was behind Afghanistan attack

Image copyright EPA Image caption The deadly explosion at prayer time severely damaged the mosque in Herat So-called Islamic State (IS) has said it was behind an explosion at a mosque in the Afghan city of Herat that killed dozens of people on Tuesday. Two militants carried out the “commando” attack, the IS-affiliated news agency […]

North Korea: US not seeking regime change, says Rex Tillerson

North Korea: US not seeking regime change, says Rex Tillerson

Media captionRex Tillerson: We don’t seek regime change in North Korea The US government is not seeking a regime change in North Korea, the secretary of state says, amid tensions over Pyongyang’s weapons programme. “We’re not your enemy,” Rex Tillerson said, adding that the US wanted a dialogue at some point. Meanwhile, a senior Republican […]

Jacinda Ardern: NZ opposition leader hits back over baby questions

Jacinda Ardern: NZ opposition leader hits back over baby questions

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jacinda Ardern said she had no personal objections to the question but that many women did New Zealand’s new opposition leader has said it is unacceptable for women in the workplace to be asked about their motherhood plans, after she was quizzed on TV about whether she wanted a child. […]

Pakistan lawmakers pick Abbasi to replace ousted PM Sharif

Pakistan lawmakers pick Abbasi to replace ousted PM Sharif

Image copyright EPA Image caption The ruling party want Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to serve until Nawaz Sharif’s brother can take over Lawmakers in Pakistan have elected Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as prime minister, replacing Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted last week over corruption allegations. The ruling party wants the former oil minister to hold the role […]

Cambodia Angkor Wat: Ancient statue unearthed

Cambodia Angkor Wat: Ancient statue unearthed

Image copyright AFP Image caption Experts say the statue is the most important to have been found at Angkor Wat in recent years Archaeologists at Cambodia’s celebrated Angkor Wat temple complex have unearthed a large statue believed to date back to the late 12th century. The 2m (6.5ft) sandstone human figure probably functioned as a […]

Beyoncé inspires fight to save Australian bowls club

Beyoncé inspires fight to save Australian bowls club

Media captionAll The Single Ladies adopted by Australian bowls club What do Beyoncé, her hit All The Single Ladies and an Australian lawn bowls club have in common? Well, up until recently, absolutely nothing. But that changed when the Chadstone Bowls Club in Melbourne decided the song would be the perfect way to promote their […]