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North Korea soldier shot while defecting at DMZ to South

North Korea soldier shot while defecting at DMZ to South

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The DMZ is one of the world’s most heavily militarised borders A North Korean soldier has defected to South Korea at the heavily protected Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), South Korea’s military says. The soldier was shot and injured by his own military as he crossed to the South Korean side of […]

China dominates top supercomputers list

China dominates top supercomputers list

Image copyright Jack Dongarra, Sunway TaihuLight System report Image caption China’s Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer remains the world’s fastest China has overtaken the US to have the most supercomputers in the list of the world’s fastest 500 systems. The communist nation accounted for 202 of the globe’s highest performance machines, according to the latest Top500 survey. […]

Trump-Duterte: US president hails ‘great relationship’

Trump-Duterte: US president hails ‘great relationship’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Both leaders are known for their controversial comments US President Donald Trump said he has a “great relationship” with Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte, after a highly anticipated meeting in Manila. It was unclear whether Mr Trump raised human rights violations in the country, despite calls for him to do so. […]

Hyderabad: India city offers cash to round up beggars

Hyderabad: India city offers cash to round up beggars

Image copyright TS Sudhir Officials in Hyderabad in southern India plan to offer citizens 500 rupees ($7.60; £5.80) to identify beggars as part of an initiative to declare the city “beggar free” after 15 December. The city’s police commissioner has also declared a two-month ban on begging. Critics say the move is due to a […]

San Francisco shipwreck: Divers find ‘cannonball clue’

San Francisco shipwreck: Divers find ‘cannonball clue’

Image copyright Tokai University Image caption Jun Kimura (left) and Ian McCann (centre) made the underwater discovery shortly before their air was due to run out A team of underwater archaeologists believe they have found a cannonball from a Spanish ship that sank in a storm off Japan in 1609. The San Francisco was travelling […]

Australian academic claims China book ‘censored’

Australian academic claims China book ‘censored’

Image copyright CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY Image caption Prof Clive Hamilton says his book is critical of China An author has said a publisher withdrew plans to release his book about alleged Chinese influence in Australia due to fears of “retaliation” by Beijing. Prof Clive Hamilton said the Australian publisher, Allen & Unwin, was concerned about […]

India boat capsize: Rescuers find bodies of 16 pilgrims

India boat capsize: Rescuers find bodies of 16 pilgrims

Image copyright National Disaster Relief Force Image caption Twenty people survived the accident on the Krishna river At least 16 people have drowned after their boat capsized in India’s southern state of Andhra Pradesh. Police say 38 people were on board the vessel, many of them on their way to a religious festival. Twenty people […]

Trump trades ‘short and fat’ barb with N Korea’s Kim

Trump trades ‘short and fat’ barb with N Korea’s Kim

Image copyright EPA Image caption Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump have previously called each other mad President Donald Trump has again traded barbs with North Korea, shortly before offering to mediate in a heated regional dispute. He took to Twitter to complain he would never call North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “short and fat”, after […]

Trump calls Kim Jong-un ‘short and fat’

Trump calls Kim Jong-un ‘short and fat’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump have previously called each other mad US President Donald Trump has offered Asia his services as a mediator, shortly after tweeting insults. At the start of a meeting in Hanoi with the Vietnamese president, Mr Trump said he could help arbitrate the regional South China […]

Apec summit: Trump and Xi offer competing visions for trade

Apec summit: Trump and Xi offer competing visions for trade

Media captionDonald Trump said he would put “America first” at the Apec summit US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have set out starkly different visions for the future of global trade in speeches at a summit in Vietnam. In a defiant address, Mr Trump told the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) meeting […]