Andhra Pradesh boat capsize: At least 12 dead and several missing

At least 12 people have died and more than 20 are missing after a tourist boat capsized in the Godavari river in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The boat was carrying around 60 people and was on its way to a popular tourist spot in the southern state on Sunday when it collided with […]

Indonesia haze: Why do forests keep burning?

Image copyright Bjorn Vaughn Image caption Many parts of Indonesia are burning Almost every year, a smoky haze blankets the South East Asian region – signalling the return of forest fires in Indonesia. For many in this region, grey skies and a lingering acrid smell are not unfamiliar, but 2019 has already brought with it […]

Kashmir: The controversial deaths causing tension

Image caption The Indian army and Asrar’s family have conflicting versions of what caused his fatal injury There have been conflicting accounts of the number of deaths in Indian-administered Kashmir, and how they were caused, since the region was stripped of its autonomy six weeks ago. The BBC’s Yogita Limaye looks at some cases in […]

Kashmir: The controversial deaths causing tension

Image caption The Indian army and Asrar’s family have conflicting versions of what caused his fatal injury There have been conflicting accounts of the number of deaths in Indian-administered Kashmir, and how they were caused, since the region was stripped of its autonomy six weeks ago. The BBC’s Yogita Limaye looks at some cases in […]

Hong Kong protests: Petrol bombs and water cannon used in clashes

Media captionJets of blue-coloured water hit protesters Police in Hong Kong have used water cannon and tear gas against protesters throwing petrol bombs and bricks near government offices in the city. The violence broke out after thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators marched in defiance of a police ban. Earlier hundreds rallied outside the British Consulate, demanding […]

Hong Kong protests: Petrol bombs and water cannon used in clashes

Media captionJets of blue-coloured water hit protesters Police in Hong Kong have used water cannon and tear gas against protesters throwing petrol bombs and bricks near government offices in the city. The violence broke out after thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators marched in defiance of a police ban. Earlier hundreds rallied outside the British Consulate, demanding […]

Hong Kong protesters rally outside British Consulate

Media captionHong Kong protesters sing God Save the Queen Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters have rallied outside the British Consulate demanding that the UK press China to maintain freedoms agreed when the city was handed over in 1997. They sang God Save the Queen and waved Union Jack flags. Thousands are also defying a police […]

Hong Kong protesters rally outside British Consulate

Media captionHong Kong protesters sing God Save the Queen Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters have rallied outside the British Consulate demanding that the UK press China to maintain freedoms agreed when the city was handed over in 1997. They sang God Save the Queen and waved Union Jack flags. Thousands are also defying a police […]

Hong Kong protesters rally outside British Consulate

Media captionHong Kong protesters sing God Save the Queen Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters have rallied outside the British Consulate demanding that the UK press China to maintain freedoms agreed when the city was handed over in 1997. They sang God Save the Queen and waved Union Jack flags. Thousands are also defying a police […]

Glory to Hong Kong: How the protesters got a new song

Glory to Hong Kong: How the protesters got a new song

Media captionGlory to Hong Kong: Singing the city’s new protest anthem The protesters in Hong Kong are embracing a new tune. Glory to Hong Kong, a four-verse song with Cantonese lyrics that references “tears on our land” and “democracy and liberty”, has been picked up in recent weeks by thousands of people gathering in shopping […]

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