China limits oil trade to North Korea and bans textile trade

China limits oil trade to North Korea and bans textile trade

Image copyright AFP Image caption Petrol prices are on the rise in Pyongyang China has moved to limit North Korea’s oil supply and will stop buying textiles from the politically isolated nation, it said on Saturday. China is North Korea’s most important trading partner, and one of its only sources of hard currency. The ban […]

Russia: Trump and Kim are like ‘children in a kindergarten’

Russia: Trump and Kim are like ‘children in a kindergarten’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Lavrov said the exchanges were “like when children in a kindergarten start fighting”. Russia’s foreign minister has likened the war of words between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un to a kindergarten fight between children. The North Korean leader earlier labelled Mr Trump “mentally deranged” and a “dotard” after Mr […]

New Zealand votes in tight general election

New Zealand votes in tight general election

Image copyright AFP New Zealand is heading to the polls in a tightly-fought general election. Polls are showing a slight lead for incumbent Bill English of the ruling National Party over his main challenger Jacinda Ardern of the Labour Party. Labour saw a major surge after the July appointment of the 37-year-old leader but has […]

Indonesia: Bali volcano highest alert issued

Indonesia: Bali volcano highest alert issued

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mount Agung last erupted in 1963, killing more than 1,000 people Indonesia has issued its highest level alert for a volcano on Bali, warning that an eruption on the popular tourist island could be imminent. About 10,000 people have already been evacuated, with officials urging people to stay at least […]

UK chip designer Imagination bought by Chinese firm

UK chip designer Imagination bought by Chinese firm

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Apple uses Imagination’s technology in its iPhones UK technology firm Imagination, which designs graphics chips for smartphones, is being bought for £550m by a Chinese-backed investment firm. Imagination put itself up for sale in June after Apple, its largest customer, said it would stop using its products. The boss of […]

Tony Abbott head-butt: ‘No same-sex marriage link’

Tony Abbott head-butt: ‘No same-sex marriage link’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Tony Abbott has described how he was assaulted in Tasmania A man charged with head-butting former Australian leader Tony Abbott says the incident was nothing to do with the same-sex marriage vote. Mr Abbott says he was assaulted by a man wearing a “vote yes” badge on Thursday in Hobart, […]

Kim says ‘deranged’ Trump shows need for nuclear programme

Kim says ‘deranged’ Trump shows need for nuclear programme

Image copyright Reuters/KCNA Image caption North Korean state media released this picture of Mr Kim delivering his statement Kim Jong-un has said remarks by “deranged” US President Donald Trump have convinced him he is right to develop weapons for North Korea. In an unprecedented personal statement, via state media, Mr Kim said Mr Trump would […]

Hours old and a refugee

Conceived in their homeland Myanmar but born as a refugee in Bangladesh, many children were in their mothers’ womb as they made a tough journey to Bangladesh, to save their lives from alleged attacks by army and Buddhist mobs. BBC’s Neha Sharma and Shalu Yadav met one of the newborns in Kutupalong refugee camp. Hours […]

Man charged over Abbott ‘same sex marriage’ head-butt

Man charged over Abbott ‘same sex marriage’ head-butt

Image copyright EPA Image caption Tony Abbott has described how he was assaulted in Tasmania A 38-year-old man has been charged with head-butting former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott, police say. Mr Abbott alleged a same-sex marriage campaigner assaulted him on Thursday after asking to shake his hand as he left a newspaper office in […]

India calls Pakistan ‘Terroristan’ in UN speech row

India calls Pakistan ‘Terroristan’ in UN speech row

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nuclear-armed neighbours India and Pakistan have fought three wars India has responded angrily to a speech by Pakistan’s prime minister to the UN general assembly, with an envoy calling the country “Terroristan”. In his speech PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi accused India of “war crimes” in the disputed Kashmir region and […]

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