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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un agrees to shut missile site

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un agrees to shut missile site

Media captionNorth Korea’s agreed to shut one of the country’s main missile launch sites. Laura Bicker considers what might happen next. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to shut one of the country’s main missile testing and launch sites. He signed a pledge to permanently close the Tongchang-ri facility, after talks in Pyongyang with […]

Nawaz Sharif: Ex-PM and daughter released from Pakistan prison

Nawaz Sharif: Ex-PM and daughter released from Pakistan prison

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nawaz Sharif was jailed alongside his daughter in July Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been released from prison, two months after he began a 10-year jail sentence for corruption. The release came hours after a court suspended the sentences of Sharif and his daughter Maryam, who were jailed […]

Hong Kong yoga ball: Man found guilty of killing wife and daughter

Hong Kong yoga ball: Man found guilty of killing wife and daughter

Image copyright AFP Image caption As the verdict was read out, Mr Khaw (centre) shook his head and one of his children burst into tears An anaesthetist has been jailed for life for killing his wife and 16-year-old daughter using a yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide in Hong Kong. Prosecutors said Khaw Kim-sun, a […]

South Korean director Lee Yoon-Taek jailed for sex assaults

South Korean director Lee Yoon-Taek jailed for sex assaults

Image copyright PA Image caption Lee Yoon-taek, here appearing for police questioning on 17 March, has been found guilty of sexually abusing nine women A prominent South Korean theatre director has been jailed for six years for sexually assaulting nine women. Lee Yoon-taek was accused of abusing the actresses during training sessions at the renowned […]

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un agrees to shut missile site

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un agrees to shut missile site

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un signed what they say is “a leap forward” North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to shut one of the country’s main missile testing and launch sites. He signed a pledge to permanently close the Tongchang-ri facility, after talks in Pyongyang with his South Korean […]

Nawaz Sharif: Pakistan court orders ex-PM’s release

Nawaz Sharif: Pakistan court orders ex-PM’s release

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nawaz Sharif was jailed alongside his daughter in July A Pakistani court has ordered the release of ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, two months after he began a 10-year jail sentence over corruption. The court suspended the sentences of Sharif and his daughter Maryam, who were convicted in July, shortly before […]

North Korea agrees to shut missile site, says Moon

North Korea agrees to shut missile site, says Moon

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un signed what they say is ‘a leap forward’ North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to shut one of the country’s main missile testing and launch sites, says the South’s President Moon Jae-in. After meeting in Pyongyang, the two leaders “agreed on a way to […]

Korea nuclear talks: Moon goes North to push stalled negotiations

Korea nuclear talks: Moon goes North to push stalled negotiations

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Moon and Mr Kim drove through the streets of Pyongyang in an open top car The leaders of North and South Korea are meeting in the North Korean capital for talks centred on the stalled denuclearisation negotiations. North Korea has embarked on an unprecedented series of meetings this year […]

Korea talks: Moon goes North to push stalled nuclear talks

Korea talks: Moon goes North to push stalled nuclear talks

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Korean leaders and their wives greeted each other warmly on the tarmac in Pyongyang The leaders of North and South Korean are meeting in the North Korean capital for talks centred on the stalled denuclearisation negotiations. Since the beginning of the year North Korea has embarked on an unprecedented […]

Typhoon Mangkhut: Miners and families buried by landslide

Typhoon Mangkhut: Miners and families buried by landslide

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A building used as a refuge by miners and their families was crushed by landslides Rescuers in the Philippines are digging through mud to retrieve bodies buried by a landslide that hit as Typhoon Mangkhut battered the country. At least 32 people in the mining town of Itogon, in Benguet […]

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