Papua New Guinea volcano: Islanders flee worsening eruption

Papua New Guinea volcano: Islanders flee worsening eruption

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kadovar island lies off the northern coast of Papua New Guinea About 1,500 people are being evacuated from islands off Papua New Guinea, where a long-dormant volcano has started erupting, the Red Cross says. The volcano on Kadovar island began emitting smoke and ash last week, prompting the evacuation of […]

Burning oil tanker sinks off China after one week

Burning oil tanker sinks off China after one week

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Sanchi had been burning for more than a week since the collision An oil tanker burning in the East China Sea for more than a week has finally sunk, Chinese media say. The Sanchi and a cargo ship collided 260km (160 miles) off Shanghai on 6 January, with the […]

Why Pakistan won’t share intelligence with the US

Why Pakistan won’t share intelligence with the US

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pakistani protesters have denounced cuts in US aid Pakistan’s defence minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has announced that he has suspended intelligence sharing with the US – the latest twist in the US-Pakistan row. But how much does it matter? Relations between Washington and Islamabad have been in the spotlight since […]

China tanker fire: Bodies found as Sanchi burns, one week on

China tanker fire: Bodies found as Sanchi burns, one week on

Media captionSalvage workers managed to board the burning oil tanker on Saturday Salvage workers have managed to board a burning oil tanker off China’s coast, recovering the bodies of two crewmen before smoke forced them to leave. The Sanchi is still ablaze one week after a collision with a cargo ship. The salvage team also […]

India boat capsize: Three school students die off Mumbai

India boat capsize: Three school students die off Mumbai

A rescue operation is continuing after a boat carrying 40 school students capsized off the Indian coast near Mumbai. Thirty-two pupils have been rescued so far and three bodies, said to be girls, have been found, according to reports. Ships have been diverted to the area near Dahanu, in Maharashtra state, to help with the […]

Pakistan Zainab murder: Anger in Kasur as other parents speak out

Pakistan Zainab murder: Anger in Kasur as other parents speak out

Media captionThe rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab sparked outrage in Pakistan Kasur is an angry city right now. The murder and sexual assault of six-year-old Zainab Ansari, who disappeared on her way to a Koran class on 4 January, has sparked deadly riots. Zainab was last seen alive on CCTV footage walking hand in […]

China professor accused in #MeToo campaign is sacked

China professor accused in #MeToo campaign is sacked

Image copyright BUAA Image caption Beihang University said Mr Chen’s actions were a seriously violation of conduct A Chinese university has fired a professor accused of sexual misconduct, after a former student named him in a #MeToo campaign. Beihang University in Beijing said an investigation had established that Chen Xiaowu had sexually harassed students. The […]

India Supreme Court judges: Democracy is in danger

India Supreme Court judges: Democracy is in danger

Image copyright Reuters Image caption India’s top court is facing intense scrutiny Four of India’s most senior Supreme Court judges have publicly challenged the authority of the head of the judiciary – in an unprecedented move. In a letter and a press conference, the judges said Chief Justice Dipak Misra was assigning cases to benches […]

Indian rocket to make movies from space

Indian rocket to make movies from space

Image copyright EARTH-i Image caption Artwork: Manufacturer SSTL calls it Carbonite-2, but Earth-i refers to the satellite as VividX2 A British satellite has gone into orbit on an Indian rocket to acquire full-colour, high-definition video of the surface of the Earth. The demonstrator is expected to pave the way for a series of at least […]

Bullying suicide: Mourners wear blue for Akubra girl Dolly

Bullying suicide: Mourners wear blue for Akubra girl Dolly

Image copyright Facebook/akubraofficial Image caption ‘Dolly’ Everett had been the face of a well-known Akubra campaign Mourners wearing blue have remembered Australian teenager Amy “Dolly” Everett who took her own life after alleged cyber-bullying. The death of the 14-year-old girl, once the face of iconic Australian outback hat brand Akubra, prompted grief and shock across […]