Acts of kindness for mourners

As the town of Negombo in Sri Lanka mourns its dead after a church was bombed on Easter Sunday, volunteers rally round to provide water, food and support to those in need. Video by Tessa Wong and Ayeshea Perera. Acts of kindness for mourners}

Kim Jong-un heads to Russia for Vladimir Putin summit

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korean state media showed Mr Kim boarding his private train North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is on his way to the Russian far-east for a summit with President Vladimir Putin. State media say Mr Kim is travelling on his private train. It will be his first talks with the […]

Myanmar landslide buries at least 54 jade miners

Image copyright AFP Image caption Locals walk past the “mud lake” which buried vehicles and machinery At least 54 jade miners are feared to have died after they were buried in mud while sleeping in northern Myanmar. Police said the landslide in Kachin state was so great it created a “mud lake” that engulfed the […]

Sri Lanka attacks: IS ‘may be linked’, government says

Media captionThe footage shows a man wearing a large backpack calmly walking towards St Sebastian’s church The Islamic State (IS) group may be linked to bomb blasts which killed 321 people and wounded 500 in Sri Lanka, the country’s prime minister has said. Ranil Wickremesinghe said the government believed Sunday’s attacks could not have been […]

Rodrigo Duterte: Philippines not a ‘dump site’ for Canadian waste

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Rodrigo Duterte is known for using strong language Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has chastised Canada for failing to take action on waste it exported to the South East Asian nation years ago. The country has filed several diplomatic protests with Canada over tonnes of refuse shipped to the Philippines […]

Sri Lanka attacks: Mass funerals held as nation mourns

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mourners attended a funeral near St Sebastian Church in Negombo Sri Lanka has held its first mass funeral as the country marks a day of mourning for the victims of Sunday’s bomb blasts. The death toll from the attacks on churches and hotels has risen to 321 with about 500 […]

Sri Lanka attacks: Mass funeral on day of mourning

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mourners attended a funeral near St Sebastian Church in Negombo The first mass funeral has begun in Sri Lanka as the country marks a day of mourning for the victims of Sunday’s bomb blasts. The death toll of the attacks on churches and hotels has increased to 310, police said […]

SS Iron Crown: WW2 shipwreck found off Australia

Image copyright NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA Image caption The SS Iron Crown was sunk by a torpedo in World War Two The wreck of an Australian ship sunk by a Japanese submarine in World War Two has been found after 77 years, officials say. The SS Iron Crown, a naval freight ship, was hit by […]

Philippines earthquake: Eight deaths reported on Luzon

Image copyright EPA Image caption Rescuers are searching for trapped people at a building in Pampanga province A powerful earthquake has struck the main Philippines island of Luzon, killing at least 11 people. The magnitude 6.1 tremor hit at 17:11 local time (09:11 GMT) on Monday, the Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reports. An […]

Myanmar top court rejects Reuters journalists’ appeal

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Wa Lone, left, and Kyaw Soe Oo have been in prison for more than a year Myanmar’s top court has rejected an appeal by two Reuters journalists jailed on charges linked to their reports on the Rohingya. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were sentenced to seven years last September […]