Australian police charge seven people with abusing boys

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police have arrested seven people in Australia Seven people have been charged in Australia over the alleged sexual and physical abuse of three young boys. The four women, two men and a 17-year-old girl face a total of 127 charges over the alleged abuse, which police say happened near […]

Singapore Airshow: Asia aviation in five charts

Asia’s airlines have more new planes on order than anyone else. Its airports are some of the fastest-growing in the world. And the region is also home to the most popular aircraft journey on the planet. With Asia’s largest air show taking place in Singapore, we’ve been taking a look at the region’s aviation industry. […]

Maldives state of emergency declared by government amid political crisis

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police stood guard outside the the Supreme Court on Monday evening The Maldives government has declared a state of emergency for 15 days amid a political crisis in the island nation. Security forces have entered the Supreme Court and Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, the ex-president, has been arrested. The government has […]

Maldives state of emergency declared by government

Image copyright Reuters Image caption On Sunday, opposition supporters demanded the release of nine jailed MPs The Maldives government has declared a state of emergency for 15 days amid a political crisis in the island nation. The state of emergency gives security officials extra powers to arrest suspects, reports say. The government has already suspended […]

India hit list of Hindu Muslim couples taken off Facebook

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The list links to the Facebook profiles of those named A Facebook page calling for violence against 102 Muslim men who are allegedly in relationships with Hindu women has been taken down. The page, which asks Hindus to “track and hunt the boys on the list”, prompted outrage online. […]

North Korea to send highest level official ever to South Korea

Image copyright AFP Image caption It is unclear whether Kim Yong-nam, who heads the parliament in Pyongyang, will attend the opening ceremony along with US Vice President Mike Pence North Korea’s head of state will go to Pyeongchang this week for the Winter Olympics, the most senior official to ever visit South Korea. North Korea […]

Samsung heir freed from S Korea jail

Samsung heir freed from S Korea jail

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong has been freed from jail after a South Korean court suspended his five year jail term for bribing the country’s ex-president. An appeals court upheld parts of the conviction, but used its discretion to release the executive. South Korea’s supreme court is expected to appeal against the decision. The case gripped […]

Male make-up: Korean men have started a beauty revolution

Men in South Korea spend more on skincare per person than men anywhere else in the world. Inspired by their idols in Korean pop music and TV dramas, young people strive for what they consider to be that perfect face. One make-up vlogger tells us about his quest to change perceptions about men who wear […]

Mayor resigns amid misconduct probe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Robert Doyle was serving his third term as Lord Mayor of Melbourne The Lord Mayor of Melbourne has resigned after allegations of sexual misconduct were made against him. Robert Doyle, 64, has been accused of sexually harassing three women, including an allegation that he touched a colleague’s breast. Mr […]

North Korea to send ceremonial head Kim Yong-nam South

Image copyright AFP Image caption It is unclear whether Kim Yong-nam, who heads the parliament in Pyongyang, will attend the opening ceremony along with US Vice President Mike Pence North Korea is to send its highest ranking official for years to the South amid a diplomatic rapprochement sparked by the Winter Olympics. Kim Yong-nam, the […]