Singapore City Harvest megachurch leader Chew Eng Han ‘tries to flee by sea’

Singapore City Harvest megachurch leader Chew Eng Han ‘tries to flee by sea’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Chew Eng Han and five others were convicted of misappropriating millions of dollars from the megachurch. A Singaporean man convicted in a megachurch fraud case was caught trying to escape by sea before starting his prison sentence, police say. Chew Eng Han was found in a small boat heading towards […]

What does Australia need from Trump’s US?

What does Australia need from Trump’s US?

Image copyright Getty Images Australia will send its largest-ever political and business delegation to the US this week. If anything, Australia has “doubled down” on its relationship with the US since President Donald Trump began his tenure, explains Prof Simon Jackman. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will visit Washington for his fourth meeting with President […]

India film star Kamal Haasan launches political party

India film star Kamal Haasan launches political party

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kamal Haasan (centre), seen here at an awards ceremony in Mumbai last month Indian film star Kamal Haasan has launched his new political party in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Mr Haasan, 62, made the announcement in the town of Madurai before crowds of his party supporters. The state […]

North Korea’s Kim Yo-jong baby rumours fascinate South

North Korea’s Kim Yo-jong baby rumours fascinate South

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pregnant or not? The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un told officials in the South that she was pregnant during a recent visit to the Winter Olympics, South Korean media report. There has been no confirmation from the South of Kim Yo-jong’s reported comments, which are attributed to unnamed […]

N Korea cancelled Pence Olympic meeting in S Korea, says US

N Korea cancelled Pence Olympic meeting in S Korea, says US

Image copyright Pool Image caption Mike Pence was seated directly in front of the North Korean delegation at the opening ceremony US Vice-President Mike Pence was due to meet North Korean officials at the Winter Olympics last week, US officials have said, but the North Koreans pulled out at the last moment. Mr Pence was […]

Dad wins claim to 13 surrogate-born children

Dad wins claim to 13 surrogate-born children

Image copyright EPA Image caption Nine babies were found in a Bangkok flat in 2014 A Bangkok court has awarded paternity rights to a Japanese man over 13 babies he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers. The ruling allows Mitsutoki Shigeta, 28, to pursue custody of the children. The son of a wealthy entrepreneur, he caused […]

Dust storm blankets Australian town in orange

Dust storm blankets Australian town in orange

Image copyright QUEENSLAND POLICE Image caption The dust storm descends on Charleville, a town in Queensland An Australian town has been hit by a dust storm that covered the outback community in orange dust. The storm swept through Charleville in south-west Queensland on Tuesday, knocking down trees and causing minor damage. The scene prompted many […]

Mitsutoki Shigeta: ‘Baby factory’ dad wins paternity rights

Mitsutoki Shigeta: ‘Baby factory’ dad wins paternity rights

Image copyright EPA Image caption Nine babies were found in a Bangkok flat in 2014 A Bangkok court has awarded paternity rights to a Japanese man over 13 babies he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers. The ruling allows Mitsutoki Shigeta, 28, to pursue custody of the children. The son of a wealthy entrepreneur, he caused […]

Malaysian artist jailed for mocking Prime Minister Najib Razak

Malaysian artist jailed for mocking Prime Minister Najib Razak

Image copyright AFP Image caption Reproductions of Fahmi’s cartoon have been widely used to protest against the Malaysian prime minister A Malaysian artist and activist has been fined and jailed for producing a caricature of the country’s PM. Fahmi Reza’s cartoon of Najib Razak sporting clown make-up and arched eyebrows went viral during protests against […]

Winter Olympics: Elizabeth Swaney the ‘best’ and worst’ Olympian

Winter Olympics: Elizabeth Swaney the ‘best’ and worst’ Olympian

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Elizabeth Swaney – a hero or a cheat? If you think the Olympics are all about getting a spot on that podium, think again. Some just want to be there. Meet Elizabeth Swaney from the US, who made it to the Winter Olympics with a spectacularly mediocre performance, slipping through […]