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Trump ‘ready’ to tax all Chinese imports

Trump ‘ready’ to tax all Chinese imports

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump says he is ready to intensify his trade war with China by slapping tariffs on all $500bn of imports from the country. “I’m ready to go to 500,” he said in an interview with the CNBC channel. Mr Trump’s comments come before the most recent round of […]

Singapore personal data hack hits 1.5m, health authority says

Singapore personal data hack hits 1.5m, health authority says

Image copyright EPA Hackers have stolen personal data in Singapore belonging to some 1.5 million people, or about a quarter of the population, officials say. They broke into the government health database in a “deliberate, targeted and well-planned” attack, a government statement says. Those targeted visited clinics between 1 May 2015 and 4 July of […]

India lynchings: WhatsApp sets new rules after mob killings

India lynchings: WhatsApp sets new rules after mob killings

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many Indians are first exposed to the internet through low-cost smartphones WhatsApp has said it will limit how many times messages can be forwarded in India to curb the spread of false information on its platform. The announcement comes after a spate of mob lynchings were linked to messages that […]

Yemeni refugees flee to South Korean holiday island of Jeju

The war in Yemen has led to widespread displacement of people over the past three years. But this time, hundreds of Yemeni refugees have travelled 8,000 kilometres to get to safety – on a South Korean resort island. Video by David Oh of BBC Korean and Hosu Lee. English edit by Camelia Sadeghzadeh. Yemeni refugees […]

James Packer: Australia tycoon quits boards citing mental health

James Packer: Australia tycoon quits boards citing mental health

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption James Packer won praise for publicly acknowledging mental health struggles Australian billionaire James Packer has quit 22 company directorships in recent weeks, in a retreat from business that began with his acknowledgement of mental health issues. The move follows a decision in March to resign from the board of […]

Court rules South Korea must pay for Sewol victims

Court rules South Korea must pay for Sewol victims

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Sewol tragedy shocked South Korea A South Korean court has ruled the government has to pay compensation for the victims of the Sewol ferry disaster. It is the first time a court has acknowledged the state is liable for the deaths. The Sewol sank in 2014 killing 304 people, […]

India Netflix actor Rajshri Deshpande ‘disgusted by porn star label’

India Netflix actor Rajshri Deshpande ‘disgusted by porn star label’

Image copyright Rajshri Deshpande Image caption Rajshri Deshpande stars in Netflix’s first Indian drama Sacred Games An Indian actress has said she felt “disgusted” after her sex scene in a Netflix series went viral as a “porn clip”. The 30-second video clip from Sacred Games shows consensual sex between a gangster and his wife, played […]

The bark paste make-up used as sunscreen

The bark paste make-up used as sunscreen

Reuters photographer Clodagh Kilcoyne has created a series of portraits of Rohingya Muslim girls and women in refugee camps in southern Bangladesh, capturing their striking traditional makeup. Image copyright Reuters Image copyright Reuters Image copyright Reuters More than 700,000 Rohingya people have fled the destruction of their homes and persecution in the northern Rakhine province […]

Russian warship Dimitrii Donskoi ‘found off South Korea’

Russian warship Dimitrii Donskoi ‘found off South Korea’

Image copyright Shinil Group Image caption The Shinil Group say this is the nameplate of the sunken Donskoi A Russian warship that sank 113 years ago has been found off the coast of a South Korean island, salvagers say. The Shinil Group say they found the Dimitrii Donskoi off the coast of Ulleungdo island, east […]

China film: Box office hit moves China to act on cancer drugs

China film: Box office hit moves China to act on cancer drugs

Image copyright AFP Image caption The low-budget film took China by storm Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for cheaper and more accessible cancer drugs after a successful new film sparked public debate on the issue. Mr Li spoke after Dying To Survive stormed the box office, taking in $390m (£296m) in its first two […]

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