Jakarta election: Polling for divisive governor contest closes

Jakarta election: Polling for divisive governor contest closes

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mr Purnama (right), the incumbent governor, voted at a station in north Jakarta Polling has closed in a run-off election for the post of Jakarta’s governor, seen by many as a key test for Indonesia’s secular identity. The two candidates are the incumbent Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, a Christian of […]

Baidu to share self-drive car technology

Baidu to share self-drive car technology

Image copyright Baidu Image caption Baidu has been developing an artificial intelligence system to help its driverless cars navigate Chinese internet giant Baidu has said it will share much of the technology it has created for its self-driving cars. The firm predicted that the move would help drive the development of autonomous vehicles. Called Apollo, […]

US ‘armada’ headed away from N Korea

US ‘armada’ headed away from N Korea

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The USS Carl Vinson (left) and other warships were in the Indian Ocean over the weekend A US aircraft carrier and other warships did not sail towards North Korea – but went in the opposite direction, it has emerged. The US Navy said on 8 April that Carl Vinson strike […]

North Korea missile launch a ‘provocation’, US defence chief says

North Korea missile launch a ‘provocation’, US defence chief says

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korea paraded military hardware ahead of its failed launch The US has accused North Korea of trying to “provoke something”, after Pyongyang conducted a failed missile test over the weekend. US Defence Secretary James Mattis said the test was a reckless move and the US was “working closely” with […]

Jakarta election: Tense run-off expected for governor post

Jakarta election: Tense run-off expected for governor post

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Basuki Tjahaja Purnama is currently on trial on blasphemy charges Voters in the Indonesian capital Jakarta will elect a governor after a campaign which has heightened religious and racial tensions. Opinion polls suggest incumbent Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, a Christian, is running neck-and-neck with Anies Rasyid Baswedan, a Muslim. Mr Purnama […]

North Korea missile launch a ‘provocation’, US defence chief says

North Korea missile launch a ‘provocation’, US defence chief says

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korea paraded military hardware ahead of its failed launch North Korea’s failed missile test was an attempt to “provoke something”, US Defence Secretary James Mattis says. The missile fired on Sunday blew up almost immediately, the Pentagon said. The US would work with China to reduce tensions, Mr Mattis […]

Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya bailed in UK

Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya bailed in UK

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Vijay Mallya has denied any wrongdoing Indebted tycoon Vijay Mallya has been bailed on security of £650,000 after appearing in court in London. He was arrested on Tuesday by the Metropolitan Police on behalf of the Indian authorities, over fraud accusations. India has been seeking the extradition of Mr […]

Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya held in UK

Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya held in UK

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Mallya has denied any wrongdoing Indebted tycoon Vijay Mallya has been arrested in London, police have said. He was arrested by the Metropolitan Police’s extradition unit “on behalf of the Indian authorities in relation to accusations of fraud”. India has been pushing for the extradition of Mr Mallya, […]

North Korea ‘will test missiles weekly’, senior official tells BBC

North Korea ‘will test missiles weekly’, senior official tells BBC

Media captionThe BBC’s John Sudworth asks North Korea’s vice-foreign minister what message he has for Donald Trump. North Korea will continue to test missiles, a senior official has told the BBC in Pyongyang, despite international condemnation and growing military tensions with the US. “We’ll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly […]

North Korea ‘will test missiles weekly’, senior official tells BBC

North Korea ‘will test missiles weekly’, senior official tells BBC

Media captionThe BBC’s John Sudworth asks North Korea’s vice-foreign minister what message he has for Donald Trump. North Korea will continue to test missiles, a senior official has told the BBC in Pyongyang, despite international condemnation and growing military tensions with the US. “We’ll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly […]