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Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh and Myanmar agree repatriation timeframe

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh and Myanmar agree repatriation timeframe

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya are living in refugee camps in Bangladesh Bangladesh says it has agreed a timeframe with Myanmar for repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who fled an army crackdown last year. Myanmar has agreed to accept 1,500 Rohingya every week, Bangladesh says, adding that it aims […]

Australian father’s instinct helps find trapped son

Australian father’s instinct helps find trapped son

Image copyright NSW Ambulance Image caption The man had been trapped for 30 hours by the time he was rescued An Australian teenager has been found alive in a car wreck after his father made an intuitive decision to search for him in a helicopter. Samuel Lethbridge, 17, was trapped for 30 hours after his […]

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 […]

Bullying suicide: Mourners wear blue for Akubra girl Dolly

Bullying suicide: Mourners wear blue for Akubra girl Dolly

Image copyright Facebook/akubraofficial Image caption ‘Dolly’ Everett had been the face of a well-known Akubra campaign Mourners wearing blue have remembered Australian teenager Amy “Dolly” Everett who took her own life after alleged cyber-bullying. The death of the 14-year-old girl, once the face of iconic Australian outback hat brand Akubra, prompted grief and shock across […]

China shuts Marriott’s website over Tibet, Taiwan error

China shuts Marriott’s website over Tibet, Taiwan error

Image copyright Getty Images China has shut down the Chinese websites of Marriot International for a week, after the firm listed Tibet and others as separate countries. The hotel group has apologised for the error and said it did not support separatist movements in China. Tibet, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau were listed as individual […]

Black snow troubles pollution-weary Kazakhs in Temirtau

Skip Instagram post by temirtau.city Автор @toleubai.aldiyar Поиграем в снежки? ☺ #темиртау #temirtau #temirtaucity A post shared by Темиртау | Казахстан (@temirtau.city) on Jan 5, 2018 at 6:08am PST End of Instagram post by temirtau.city Image Copyright temirtau.city temirtau.city Much of the snow in the city of Temirtau in central Kazakhstan is black. Instead of […]