South Korea’s K-pop heavyweights set to perform in North

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Girl group Red Velvet are among the South Korean bands that have headed to the North South Korea’s K-pop stars are due to perform in North Korea for the first time in more than a decade as the two countries on the divided peninsula prepare for a rare summit. […]

Sri Lankan navy refloats WW2 ship

Sri Lankan navy refloats WW2 ship

Image copyright Sri Lanka Navy Image caption Divers from Sri Lanka’s navy had to reinforce the vessel’s frame before raising it A British Royal Navy ship that sank after it was bombed in a Japanese air strike in World War Two has been raised off the Sri Lanka coast after 75 years. The SS Sagaing, […]

Mount Everest: Sherpa to attempt record 22nd climb

Mount Everest: Sherpa to attempt record 22nd climb

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kami Rita Sherpa is hoping to make history by climbing Mount Everest 22 times For most people, preparing to climb the world’s highest mountain would be a daunting experience fraught with unknowns. But not for 48-year-old Nepali climber Kami Rita Sherpa. He will set off on Sunday aiming to break […]

Rhino census in India’s Kaziranga park counts 12 more

Rhino census in India’s Kaziranga park counts 12 more

Image copyright EPA Image caption Census takers used elephants and sports vehicles to conduct the survey A census in India’s Kaziranga National Park has counted 2,413 one-horned rhinos – up 12 from 2015. The Unesco World Heritage Site, in Assam state, is home to two-thirds of the world’s population of the species. The census is […]

Malala returns to home town in Pakistan for first time since shooting

Malala returns to home town in Pakistan for first time since shooting

Media captionMalala Yousafzai: “My focus is only working for the good” Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to her hometown in Pakistan for the first time since she was shot there by the Taliban. Ms Yousafzai, who now lives in the UK, was shot in the head for campaigning for female education in […]

Malala returns to home town in Pakistan

Image copyright Reuters Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to her hometown in Pakistan for the first time since being shot by Taliban militants, security officials say. Ms Yousafzai, 20, was shot in the head by a gunman for campaigning for female education in 2012. Her family’s home region of Swat was once […]

North Korea sanctions: UN blacklists shipping firms

North Korea sanctions: UN blacklists shipping firms

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The move is aimed at restricting the smuggling of commodities such as oil and coal The UN Security Council has blacklisted 27 ships, 21 shipping companies and one individual for aiding North Korea in its effort to evade sanctions. The measures were proposed by the US last month as […]

Chinese ‘Ripper’ sentenced to death

Chinese ‘Ripper’ sentenced to death

Image copyright CCTV Image caption Gao Chengyong was taken into custody in 2016, long after the killings stopped A serial killer in China has been sentenced to death for the murder of 11 women between 1988 and 2002. Gao Chengyong, 53, was found guilty over the killings in the northern city of Baiyin. Dubbed “Jack […]

China’s ‘Jack the Ripper’, Gao Chengyong, sentenced to death

China’s ‘Jack the Ripper’, Gao Chengyong, sentenced to death

Image copyright CCTV Image caption Gao Chengyong was taken into custody in 2016, long after the killings stopped A serial killer in China has been sentenced to death for the murder of 11 women between 1988 and 2002. Gao Chengyong, 53, was found guilty over the killings in the northern city of Baiyin. Dubbed “Jack […]