Rohingya crisis: ‘Last chance’ for Aung San Suu Kyi

Rohingya crisis: ‘Last chance’ for Aung San Suu Kyi

Media captionAntonio Guterres told the BBC he feared an ‘absolutely horrible’ tragedy Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has “a last chance” to halt an army offensive that has forced hundreds of thousands of the mainly Muslim Rohingya to flee abroad, the UN head has said. Antonio Guterres told the BBC that unless […]

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh to restrict movement of migrants

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh to restrict movement of migrants

Image copyright AFP Image caption Bangladeshi security forces are already guarding Rohingya camps near the border Bangladesh is limiting the movement of more than 400,000 Rohingya migrants who have fled from neighbouring Myanmar. They must stay in fixed places allocated to them by the government and not travel elsewhere, police say. Bangladesh also announced plans […]

Kuala Lumpur school fire: Seven arrests after fatal blaze

Kuala Lumpur school fire: Seven arrests after fatal blaze

Media captionThe dormitory was gutted by the fire Seven young suspects have been arrested in connection with a fire at a school in Malaysia which left 21 students and two teachers dead. Those arrested are all aged between 11 and 18, police said on Saturday. The fire – the deadliest to strike the country in […]

Koala survives 16km ride on car axle in Adelaide, Australia

Media captionThe koala was rescued from under the car wheel arch A koala has been released into the wild in Australia after recovering from a 16km (10-mile) car journey clinging to the axle of a four-wheel drive. The female had crawled into the wheel arch of the vehicle while it was parked in the hills […]

North Korea will reach its nuclear force goal – Kim Jong-un

North Korea will reach its nuclear force goal – Kim Jong-un

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watched the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile on Friday North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to reach the country’s nuclear goals, according to state media. The aim was to establish “equilibrium” of military force with the US, the KCNA news agency quoted him as […]

North Korea close to reaching nuclear force goal – Kim Jong-un

North Korea close to reaching nuclear force goal – Kim Jong-un

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watched the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile on Friday North Korea has nearly reached its nuclear force goal, its leader Kim Jong-un is quoted as saying by the country’s state media. This was being done despite international sanctions against it, the KCNA news agency quoted […]

North Korea missile test splits world powers

North Korea missile test splits world powers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korea and its leader Kim Jong-un – seen here on a TV screen in Tokyo – are overshadowing the region again The latest missile test by North Korea, one of its furthest-reaching yet, has split world powers who united behind new UN sanctions just days ago. The US said […]

Manila district police force removed after teen deaths

Manila district police force removed after teen deaths

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Duterte’s drug crackdown has been popular – but recent deaths have sparked concern and protests The entire police force in part of the Philippine capital is to be relieved of duty, after the controversial deaths of three teenagers. Manila police chief Oscar Albayalde said 1,200 officers from the Caloocan […]

British man dies in Sri Lanka crocodile attack

British man dies in Sri Lanka crocodile attack

Image copyright FT Image caption Paul McClean’s body was identified by friends he was holidaying with in Sri Lanka A British man has died in Sri Lanka after being attacked by a crocodile, his employer has confirmed. Paul McClean, 24, from Thames Ditton in Surrey, was dragged into a river near Arugam Bay, witnesses said. […]

Sea Shepherd intercepts ‘shark boats’ in East Timor

Sea Shepherd intercepts ‘shark boats’ in East Timor

Image copyright SEA SHEPHERD Image caption The boats contained thousands of dead sharks, Sea Shepherd says Activist group Sea Shepherd says it has helped East Timor police intercept 10 Chinese fishing vessels after they allegedly targeted sharks. Thousands of sharks were found on the boats during the dawn raid on 9 September, the group said. […]