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Trump says summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un may be delayed

Trump says summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un may be delayed

Media captionTrump says Kim Jong-un’s attitude changed after his second visit to China US President Donald Trump has said there is a “very substantial chance” a historic summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un next month may not happen. He said the North must meet conditions for the summit to go ahead though if it did […]

Trump and South Korea’s Moon to hold talks on Kim summit

Trump and South Korea’s Moon to hold talks on Kim summit

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Moon (right) will try to calm nerves in his meetings with Mr Trump (right) US President Donald Trump and South Korea’s Moon Jae-in are due to hold talks in Washington, amid uncertainty over a planned US-North Korea summit. Last week the North said it may cancel the summit if […]

Nine die as Tuticorin Sterlite Copper protest turns violent

Nine die as Tuticorin Sterlite Copper protest turns violent

Image caption Police say an estimated 5,000 people attended the protest Nine people have died in clashes with police in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu amid protests against a copper smelter that residents say is causing environmental damage. The protests against the Sterlite Copper subsidiary of the Vedanta conglomerate have been going on […]

Lini Puthussery: India’s ‘hero’ nurse who died battling Nipah virus

Lini Puthussery: India’s ‘hero’ nurse who died battling Nipah virus

Image copyright Dr Deepu Sebin/ Twitter Image caption Lini Puthussery’s death is being hailed on social media as a sacrifice “I don’t think I will be able to see you again. Sorry. Please raise our children well.” Lini Puthussery, a 28-year-old nurse, wrote this note to her husband as she was dying from the deadly […]

Who is India’s hugging saint Kanye West tweeted about?

Who is India’s hugging saint Kanye West tweeted about?

Image copyright AFP Amid a series of tweets warning against the evils of smartphone addiction, US rapper Kanye West suddenly posted a picture of India’s “hugging saint”. Accompanied with the caption “sometimes we all need hugs”, West also said that “Amma Mata” had given more than 32 million hugs. Amma, which means mother, is famous […]

Actress gets China talking about periods

Actress gets China talking about periods

Image copyright @Angelababyct Image caption Yeung Wing, known as Angelababy, is a popular actress in China, named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asian celebrities in 2016 What’s the worst thing you can imagine doing when you’re on your period? For lots of people, dragging yourself to work or school is hard enough when all […]

Could North Korean defectors affect Trump summit?

Could North Korean defectors affect Trump summit?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A file photo of Baengnyeong island, where the North Korean defectors were found by South Korean officials Two North Koreans defected to the South at the weekend, highlighting an issue that has been a source of constant tension over the years. Could the latest defection – the first since […]

Japanese climber dies on eighth Everest attempt

Japanese climber dies on eighth Everest attempt

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nobukazu Kuriki is the second climber to die on the mountain this month A Japanese climber who previously lost all but one of his fingers while climbing Mount Everest has died trying to reach the mountain’s summit. Nobukazu Kuriki, 35, was found dead in his tent by Sherpas on Monday […]

Commonwealth Games: Fifty athletes in Australia ‘illegally’

Commonwealth Games: Fifty athletes in Australia ‘illegally’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cameroon’s Arcangeline Fouodji Sonkbou is one of dozens of competitors and officials who went missing Around 50 competitors have remained in Australia illegally after going missing during this year’s Commonwealth Games, a government official has said. Nearly 200 others hold bridging visas and are applying for refugee status. Australia […]

China launch will prep for Moon landing

China launch will prep for Moon landing

Image copyright AFP Image caption The satellite launched on a Long March-4C rocket from the Xichang launch centre China has launched a relay satellite to prepare for a lunar rover mission planned for later in the year. The Queqiao spacecraft will establish a communications link between Earth and the landing mission, which looks set to […]

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