Myanmar soldiers jailed for 10 years for Rohingya killings

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The military began an investigation into the deaths of the Rohingya men last year Seven Myanmar soldiers have been sentenced to prison for their involvement in the killings of 10 Rohingya Muslim men last year. The military said in a statement the soldiers will serve 10 years with hard […]

Funerals held for 24 children in India school bus plunge

Image copyright EPA Image caption Some families have lost more than one child A mass funeral has been held for 24 school children who died when a school bus fell into a gorge in a mountainous region of India on Monday evening. Tearful relatives placed wreaths on the bodies ahead of the cremation, while some […]

US-China trade: Xi warns against ‘Cold War mentality’

Image copyright Getty Images Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned against a “Cold War mentality” as he vowed to open up parts of the country’s economy. His speech at the Boao Forum for Asia – often referred to as Asia’s Davos – appears to be an attempt to calm a trade row with the US. […]

Kim Jong-un makes first official mention of US talks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kim Jong-un (file picture) wants “dialogue” with the US North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has publicly acknowledged talks with the US for the first time, according to state media reports. US President Donald Trump agreed last month to talks with Mr Kim, but Pyongyang had been silent on the […]

Vanuatu denies it will host China military base

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption China set up an military base in Djibouti last year Vanuatu has denied holding talks with Beijing to establish a Chinese military base on its soil. Australia’s Fairfax Media reported on Tuesday that China had approached Vanuatu to establish a permanent military presence in the South Pacific. The report […]

Probe after 24 children die in India school bus plunge

Image copyright HT Photo Image caption The bus was reportedly carrying some 40 students when it left the road An investigation has been launched after 27 people, most of them children, died when a school bus fell into a gorge in a mountainous region of India. Most of the passengers were below the age of […]

China’s first emperor flattened after wind fall

Image copyright AFP Image caption The six-tonne emperor’s head was flattened “like a pancake”, state media said A giant statue of China’s first emperor has fallen flat on its face – all six tonnes of it. The 19m (62ft) bronze cast of Qin Shi Huang was blown from its stone pedestal in Shandong province during […]

Indian school bus plunges into gorge, ‘killing 27 children’

Image copyright HT Photo Image caption The bus was reportedly carrying some 40 students when it left the road At least 30 people, most of them children, have died after a school bus fell into a gorge in a mountainous region of India, officials say. Most of the passengers were below the age of 10, […]

India engineless train rolls back for miles

Media captionThe engineless train sped backwards for seven miles Seven employees have been suspended after 22 carriages carrying 1,000 passengers detached from a train and sped backwards for 11km (seven miles) in the eastern Indian state of Orissa. The runaway carriages were halted by railway staff after they placed rocks on the tracks. None of […]

Geoffrey Rush ‘irreparably damaged’, defamation case told

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Geoffrey Rush is suing Sydney’s Daily Telegraph for defamation Actor Geoffrey Rush is “virtually housebound” and believes his career has been “irreparably damaged” following the publication of an allegation against him, his lawyers have said. He is suing Sydney’s Daily Telegraph for defamation over articles that said he was […]