Home » Archives by category » Asia

Indonesia Lake Toba: Nearly 200 feared dead after ferry sinks

Indonesia Lake Toba: Nearly 200 feared dead after ferry sinks

Image copyright AFP Image caption Devastated friends and families have been waiting for news on the shore More than 190 people are now thought to be missing after Monday’s ferry disaster on Lake Toba, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The number, revised up from 130, is three times the number of passengers the ferry […]

Lake Toba ferry: Search goes on with 180 reported missing

Lake Toba ferry: Search goes on with 180 reported missing

Image copyright AFP Image caption Devastated friends and families have been waiting for news on the shore More than 180 passengers are now believed to be missing after Monday’s ferry disaster on Lake Toba, Indonesia. The number, revised up from 130, is three times the number of passengers the ferry was licensed to carry. Lake […]

Japan earthquake: Child and two men dead and hundreds injured

Japan earthquake: Child and two men dead and hundreds injured

Media captionFatal earthquake hits Japan A strong earthquake in Osaka, Japan has killed at least three people, including a child, and injured more than 200. Airports in the area were closed for several hours, train lines interrupted and factories had to halt production. The 6.1 magnitude quake did not trigger a tsunami warning and nuclear […]

S Korea players swap shirts to fox rivals

S Korea players swap shirts to fox rivals

South Korea will be playing in their ninth successive World Cup finals South Korea’s coach says he made his players wear different numbered shirts in recent friendlies to confuse opponents who he says cannot tell them apart. Only Tottenham forward Son Heung-min and captain Ki Sung-yueng wore their usual shirts against Bolivia and Senegal earlier […]

Taliban rules out extension of Afghanistan Eid festival ceasefire

Taliban rules out extension of Afghanistan Eid festival ceasefire

Media captionTears, hugs and selfies as Afghan troops and Taliban mark a truce for Eid A widely welcomed three-day ceasefire between security forces and the Taliban in Afghanistan appears to be over. The Taliban said its militants had been ordered to take up arms again on Sunday night – now the Eid festival had ended. […]

Afghanistan extends ceasefire with Taliban

Afghanistan extends ceasefire with Taliban

Media captionTears, hugs and selfies as Afghan troops and Taliban mark a truce for Eid Afghanistan has extended its unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban following an initial truce observed by both sides over the Eid festival period. President Ashraf Ghani appealed to the militants to follow the government’s lead and enter peace talks. In extraordinary […]

Trade tariffs: Chinese media in Trump ‘fools build walls’ jibe

Trade tariffs: Chinese media in Trump ‘fools build walls’ jibe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Soybeans are among US exports to be hit by Chinese retaliatory tariffs Chinese media have mocked US President Donald Trump over plans to impose 25% tariffs on $50bn worth of Chinese goods, saying “wise men build bridges but fools build walls”. Mr Trump announced the tariffs on Friday, accusing […]

Harvard University ‘discriminates against Asian-Americans’

Harvard University ‘discriminates against Asian-Americans’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvard is one of the world’s most prestigious universities Harvard University is discriminating against Asian-American applicants, a non-profit group suing the flagship US academic institution has claimed. Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) said Harvard preferred white, black and Hispanic applicants, some less qualified than Asian-American ones. It said Harvard […]

Eurydice Dixon: Comedian’s killing prompts anger in Australia

Eurydice Dixon: Comedian’s killing prompts anger in Australia

Image copyright FACEBOOK Image caption Eurydice Dixon has been remembered as a promising young comedian The alleged rape and murder of a young comedian as she walked home at night in Australia has prompted an outpouring of public grief and anger. The body of Eurydice Dixon, 22, was found at a football field in Melbourne […]

Kashmir journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Srinagar

Kashmir journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Srinagar

Image copyright Shujaat Bukhari/Twitter A leading newspaper journalist and editor in Indian-administered Kashmir, Shujaat Bukhari, has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Srinagar. Bukhari, a frequent contributor to the BBC News website, was attacked in his car near the office of the Rising Kashmir newspaper, which he edited. He was taken to hospital but […]

Page 1 of 197123Next ›Last »