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Koreas to march under single ‘united’ flag in Olympic Games

Koreas to march under single ‘united’ flag in Olympic Games

Image copyright AFP Image caption The “reunited” flag symbolises aspirations in both the North and South to end the nearly seven decades of division North and South Korea have agreed to march together under a single “unified Korea” flag at next month’s Winter Olympics in the South. They also agreed to field a joint women’s […]

India rape and murder: Suspect in Haryana case found dead

India rape and murder: Suspect in Haryana case found dead

Image copyright AFP Image caption The case had triggered protests against Haryana’s chief minister Indian police say they have found the body of a teenage boy who was the main suspect in a rape and murder case in the northern state of Haryana. A manhunt was launched after the girl’s parents alleged he abducted her. […]

Jallikattu: Five gored to death at Indian bull-taming event

Jallikattu: Five gored to death at Indian bull-taming event

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Activists say the sport puts the players and the animals at risk At least five men in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu have been gored to death while watching a bull-taming contest known as Jallikattu. The men were spectators at events held since Sunday. The controversial sport […]

Ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee held ‘for spying for China’

Ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee held ‘for spying for China’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jerry Chun Shing Lee began working for the CIA in 1994, the US justice department says A former CIA officer has been arrested in the US on charges of retaining classified information in a case thought to be linked to the crippling of the agency’s spy operation in China. Jerry […]

Myanmar police kill seven ethnic Rakhine protesters

Myanmar police kill seven ethnic Rakhine protesters

Image copyright AFP Image caption Authorities have stepped up police presence following the unrest Police in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state have opened fire on Buddhist protesters, killing at least seven. The violence occurred after more than 4,000 ethnic Rakhine Buddhists gathered in Mrauk U on Tuesday to protest at a ban on the annual commemoration […]

North Korea to send orchestra to Winter Olympics

North Korea to send orchestra to Winter Olympics

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Athletes, cheerleaders and an art troupe are expected to be part of the North’s delegation at the Olympics North Korea has agreed to send a 140-member orchestra to the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea next month. The two sides are discussing plans for the North’s delegation at Panmunjom […]

Jakarta stock exchange walkway collapses

Jakarta stock exchange walkway collapses

Media captionFloor collapses at Jakarta stock exchange building A mezzanine floor has collapsed at the Jakarta stock exchange building (IDX), injuring dozens of people. Dramatic CCTV footage captured the moment of collapse, which sent a group of more than 30 students gathered on the mezzanine crashing into the lobby. The area was evacuated and cordoned […]

Sri Lanka’s president rejects move to allow women to buy alcohol

Sri Lanka’s president rejects move to allow women to buy alcohol

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many women in Sri Lanka see alcohol consumption as contrary to the nation’s culture A move to grant women in Sri Lanka the same rights as men to buy alcohol legally has been overruled by President Maithripala Sirisena. He told a rally he had ordered the government to withdraw […]

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 […]