North Korea demands removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from talks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mike Pompeo (R) travelled to Pyongyang four times last year North Korea has demanded the removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear talks, accusing him of “talking nonsense” and being “reckless”. A senior foreign ministry official said that further talks would be “lousy” if Mr Pompeo […]

Jet Airways: Taking the last flight of India’s stricken airline

One of India’s most prominent airlines, Jet Airways, has run out of cash and failed to secure emergency funding. As a result it has suspended all of its flights and services. The BBC’s Punjabi Service was on the very last Jet Airways flight, which flew from Amritsar to Mumbai. Filmed by Ravinder Singh Robin. Edited […]

US man could face death penalty over Thailand ‘sea home’

Image copyright Thai Navy/EPA Image caption The couple dispute whether the structure sits in Thailand’s territorial waters A US man and his partner could face the death penalty after they were accused of building a “sea home” off Thailand. Chad Elwartowski has gone into hiding with his girlfriend, Supranee Thepdet, after the navy said they […]

Indonesia election: Widodo declares victory amid dispute

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Widodo – known as Jokowi – has cultivated a “man of the people” image Indonesian President Joko Widodo has declared victory in Wednesday’s election, even as his challenger continues to contest the result. Former general Prabowo Subianto claimed he had won and that his camp had evidence of “widespread […]

India election 2019: Poll official ‘killed by Maoists’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This is the second stage of a seven phase voting proess A poll official was killed in the eastern Indian state of Orissa on Thursday, hours ahead of the second stage voting in the general election. Sanjukta Digal was on her way to a polling booth when her vehicle […]

North Korea test fires new tactical guided weapon – state media

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kim Jong-un attending a flight training of Korean People’s Army Air Force on April 16 North Korea says it has test-fired a new “tactical guided weapon” with a “powerful warhead”, the first such test since talks between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un ended without agreement. State media gave few details, […]

Jet Airways temporarily suspends all flights

Image copyright Reuters Troubled Indian airline Jet Airways has temporarily suspended all its domestic and international flights after failing to find fresh funding. The airline said its last flight would operate on Wednesday as it was not able to pay for fuel and other critical services. Jet Airways said it had no choice but to […]

Jet Airways temporarily suspends all flights

Image copyright Reuters Troubled Indian airline Jet Airways has temporarily suspended all its domestic and international flights after failing to find fresh funding. The airline said its last flight would operate on Wednesday as it was not able to pay for fuel and other critical services. Jet Airways said it had no choice but to […]

Indonesia election: Widodo leads presidential race, polls suggest

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Indonesian President Joko Widodo, with his wife Iriana, votes in the election Indonesia’s president looks to be on course for re-election, according to unofficial results released within hours of polls closing. Joko Widodo is about 10 percentage points ahead of his rival, ex-general Prabowo Subianto, in early results. Official […]

Indonesia election: ‘Identity-defining’ poll closes

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Indonesian elections, held across a vast archipelago, are a huge logistical challenge Polls have closed in Indonesia, following a bitter campaign in which religion has played a prominent role. A series of “quick counts” are expected to give preliminary results within hours of the vote ending at 06:00 GMT. […]

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