Chinese police crack down on fake Peppa Pig products

Chinese police crack down on fake Peppa Pig products

Image copyright EONE Police in China have raided warehouses, offices and factories in an operation to uncover hundreds of thousands of counterfeit Peppa Pig products. They seized toothbrushes, shampoo and other children’s products bearing the image of the cartoon character. The raids came in response to complaints by the local agent of British company Entertainment […]

North Korea says new missile can re-enter atmosphere

North Korea says new missile can re-enter atmosphere

Media captionMembers of the public watched on as the launch was announced in Pyongyang. North Korea has said the missile it tested overnight held a warhead capable of re-entering the earth’s atmosphere. The claim was not proven and experts have cast doubt on the country’s ability to master such technology. Kim Jong-un called the launch […]

Australia’s youngest senator pledges to champion disabled cause

Jordon Steele-John has given his first speech as Australia’s newest – and youngest – senator. The England-born 23-year-old, who also has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, pledged to be “a tireless champion” and change how society views the disabled. And he warned his fellow senators that his generation was prepared to bring about great […]

How a former New Zealand MP became a gay icon in Japan

How a former New Zealand MP became a gay icon in Japan

Image copyright Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images This is Maurice Williamson. He was an MP in New Zealand who has now gained a following in Japan. It appears that Mr Williamson’s rising popularity as a gay icon among many Japanese people is thanks to a video of a speech he made four years ago on the subject […]

Apple removes Philippines leader Duterte execution games

Apple removes Philippines leader Duterte execution games

Image copyright Tatay / Google Play Image caption Duterte Fighting Crime 2 remains on Android’s Google Play store Video games that put the player in the shoes of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as he kills criminals have been removed from Apple’s app store. Popular games with titles such as “Duterte knows Kung Fu: Pinoy Crime […]

North Korea says new missile puts all of US in striking range

North Korea says new missile puts all of US in striking range

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korea has repeatedly tested missiles this year, including this launch in July North Korea says it has successfully tested a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that can reach the whole of continental United States. State television said Pyongyang had achieved its mission of becoming a nuclear state. […]

Myanmar Mass: Pope issues warning on exacting revenge

Myanmar Mass: Pope issues warning on exacting revenge

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pope Francis: “The way of revenge is not the way of Jesus” Pope Francis has celebrated his first public Mass in Myanmar, staunchly defending ethnic rights in a nation facing accusations of ethnic cleansing. Some 150,000 followers attended the Mass in the city of Yangon. Francis referred to the “wounds […]

North Korea launches ‘highest ever’ ballistic missile

North Korea launches ‘highest ever’ ballistic missile

Media captionNorth Korea missile ‘higher’ than previous tests, says US Defence Secretary Mattis North Korea has fired its highest-ever intercontinental ballistic missile and poses a worldwide threat, US Secretary of Defence James Mattis has said. The missile, launched early on Wednesday, landed in Japanese waters. It reached an altitude of 4,500km (2,800 miles) and flew […]

Bali volcano: Inside the Mount Agung exclusion zone

Thousands of people in the exclusion zone around Bali’s Mount Agung have left their homes. But others have chosen to stay, as the volcano continues to spew out clouds of ash. Bali volcano: Inside the Mount Agung exclusion zone}

Australian state becomes first to legalise assisted dying

Australian state becomes first to legalise assisted dying

Image copyright EPA Image caption Supporters of assisted dying embrace in Victoria’s Legislative Council last week The Australian state of Victoria has become the nation’s first to legalise assisted dying. The landmark legislation was approved after more than 100 hours of gruelling debate – including two all-night sittings. The law means terminally ill patients in […]