North Korea undergoes an image change ahead of summits

North Korea undergoes an image change ahead of summits

Image copyright KCNA Image caption No more cigarettes: Has Kim given up, or is this a subtle change in his image? North Korean leader Kim Jong-un appears to have undergone a minor media makeover as he prepares for a series of meetings with former sworn enemies. He’s due to meet South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in […]

India rape crisis: Twitter users rally round hunger striker

India rape crisis: Twitter users rally round hunger striker

Image copyright European Photopress Agency Image caption Swati Maliwal, Chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women, has been on hunger strike since 13 April As India’s rape crisis continues, a hashtag has emerged expressing support for a hunger striker demanding tougher penalties for rapists. “#BetiKhatreMeinHai” which translates to “daughter in danger” is being used to […]

K-foreign: The hidden Westerners in Korean drama

Highly addictive and riddled with scripted clich├ęs, South Korean TV soap operas have taken the world by storm. But how easy is it for foreign actors to make it big in the K-drama industry? Video by Heather Chen, Zoe Chan and Joshua Lim. K-foreign: The hidden Westerners in Korean drama}

Trump ‘will walk out’ if North Korea talks not fruitful

Trump ‘will walk out’ if North Korea talks not fruitful

Media captionTrump on North Korea meeting US President Donald Trump says that if his planned talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are not fruitful he will “walk out”. At a joint news conference, he and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe said maximum pressure must be maintained on North Korea over nuclear disarmament. Mr Abe is […]

Banyan: Insecticide ‘drip’ to save 700-year-old Indian tree

Banyan: Insecticide ‘drip’ to save 700-year-old Indian tree

Image caption The tree is spread across three acres A 700-year-old banyan tree in the southern Indian state of Telengana has been put on special “drips” filled with diluted pesticides, to ward off insects. The tree is spread across three acres and is reportedly the second largest of its kind in the world. Officials are […]

Bajau people ‘evolved bigger spleens’ for free-diving

Bajau people ‘evolved bigger spleens’ for free-diving

Image copyright Melissa Ilardo Image caption The Bajau subsist by gathering shellfish on the sea floor In a striking example of natural selection, the Bajau people of South-East Asia have developed bigger spleens for diving, a study shows. The Bajau are traditionally nomadic and seafaring, and survive by collecting shellfish from the sea floor. Scientists […]

Banyan: Insecticide ‘drip’ to save 700-year-old Indian tree

Banyan: Insecticide ‘drip’ to save 700-year-old Indian tree

Image caption The tree is spread across three acres A 700-year-old banyan tree in the southern Indian state of Telengana has been put on special “drips” filled with diluted pesticides, to ward off insects. The tree is spread across three acres and is reportedly the second largest of its kind in the world. Officials are […]

Bajau people ‘evolved bigger spleens’ for free-diving

Bajau people ‘evolved bigger spleens’ for free-diving

Image copyright Melissa Ilardo Image caption The Bajau subsist by gathering shellfish on the sea floor In a striking example of natural selection, the Bajau people of South-East Asia have developed bigger spleens for diving, a study shows. The Bajau are traditionally nomadic and seafaring, and survive by collecting shellfish from the sea floor. Scientists […]

Trump ‘will walk out’ if North Korea talks not fruitful

Trump ‘will walk out’ if North Korea talks not fruitful

Media captionTrump on North Korea meeting US President Donald Trump says that if his planned talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are not fruitful he will “walk out”. At a joint news conference, he and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe said maximum pressure must be maintained on North Korea over nuclear disarmament. Mr Abe is […]

Banyan: Insecticide ‘drip’ to save 700-year-old Indian tree

Banyan: Insecticide ‘drip’ to save 700-year-old Indian tree

Image caption The tree is spread across three acres A 700-year-old banyan tree in the southern Indian state of Telengana has been put on special “drips” filled with diluted pesticides, to ward off insects. The tree is spread across three acres and is reportedly the second largest of its kind in the world. Officials are […]