YouTube drops ads from Logan Paul channels

Image copyright Getty Images YouTube has suspended advertising on video blogger Logan Paul’s channels owing to his “pattern of behaviour”. In December, he was criticised for uploading a video of a dead body recorded in Japan’s so-called suicide forest. He later apologised. Since his return to YouTube, he has made a video in which he […]

Pence skips Olympic dinner with N Koreans

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Pence (L) has been meeting Fred Wartmbier (C), whose son Otto died after being released from jail in North Korea, and defector Ji Seong-ho (R) US Vice-President Mike Pence has skipped a dinner at which he was due to share a table with North Korea’s ceremonial head of […]

Asia stock markets drop sharply after US falls

Image copyright Getty Images Major Asian markets suffered sharp losses on Friday, following another day of steep falls on Wall Street. In a volatile week for global investors, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index slid 2.8%, while China’s Shanghai Composite slumped by 4.1%. Earlier, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by more than 1,000 points for the […]

Rohingya crisis: Reuters journalists held ‘for investigating Myanmar killings’

Image copyright HANDOUT Image caption These are the men whose deaths the Reuters journalists were investigating Reuters has revealed details of an investigation into a mass execution of Rohingyas by soldiers and villagers, which it says lies behind the arrest of two of its journalists in Myanmar. Wa Lone and Kyaw Seo Oo are awaiting […]

Cambodia Facebook feud hits California courts

Image copyright AFP Image caption Facebook has described a problem with illegitimate “likes” Lawyers for exiled Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy have filed legal action against Facebook, in a case that highlights how the quest for “likes” has gripped the small Southeast Asian country’s leading politicians. The petition in US federal courts asks the social […]

Bangladesh ex-PM Khaleda Zia jailed amid clashes

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Thousands of Ms Zia’s supporters have taken to the streets Bangladeshi police have clashed with thousands of protesters, as opposition leader Khaleda Zia was jailed for five years for corruption. Ms Zia, a former prime minister, denies misusing international funds donated to a charitable children’s trust. The jail sentence may […]

Bangladesh ex-PM Khaleda Zia guilty of corruption

Image copyright AFP Image caption Khaleda Zia denies the charges against her Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia has been sentenced to five years in jail for corruption. The verdict was read out in a court in Dhaka after police used tear gas to disperse thousands of her supporters. Ms Zia, 72, denies misusing international funds […]

North Korea holds military parade ahead of Winter Olympics

Media captionKim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju were hailed at the parade North Korea has held a military parade attended by leader Kim Jong-un, a day before the opening of the Winter Olympics in the South. The North often boasts of its parades but reports of this surfaced afterwards with TV only airing delayed […]

Germany’s Daimler issues ‘full apology’ to China over Dalai Lama

Image copyright Twitter Image caption The now-deleted post was shown on the Twitter feed of the official Chinese newspaper People’s Daily – that post has also now been deleted Daimler has issued a second emphatic apology to China after its subsidiary, Mercedes Benz, quoted the Dalai Lama in an Instagram post on Monday. It initially […]

Australia child sex abuse: Victims to receive national apology

Media captionAbuse survivor Andrew Collins recounts his story Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he will deliver a national apology to victims of child sexual abuse. Mr Turnbull’s pledge follows the conclusion of a four-year inquiry that found tens of thousands of children had been abused in Australian institutions. The crimes, over decades, took […]