N Korea-US talks: Pyongyang ‘ready to discuss’ nuclear programme

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are due to meet in May, though North Korea has not publically confirmed this North Korea has promised the US it is ready to discuss the future of its nuclear arsenal when the two nations’ leaders meet, US officials say. Preparations for the summit […]

Australia PM loses opinion poll he cited in ousting predecessor

Image copyright EPA Image caption Malcolm Turnbull says he regrets a comment he made in 2015 When Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull convinced his party to oust predecessor Tony Abbott in 2015, he used a major opinion poll as one justification. “We have lost 30 Newspolls in a row. It is clear that the people have […]

Feeding mother offered university place after viral photos

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N Korea-US talks: Pyongyang ‘ready to discuss denuclearisation’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are due to meet in May, though North Korea has not publically confirmed this North Korea has promised the US it is ready to discuss the future of its nuclear arsenal when the two nations’ leaders meet, US officials say. Preparations for the summit […]

Salman Khan, Bollywood superstar, bailed in poaching case

Image copyright AFP Image caption The defence had contested the reliability of witnesses An Indian court has granted bail to Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, two days after he was jailed for poaching rare antelope back in 1998. The defence had questioned the testing of the animals and the reliability of witnesses, NDTV reported. On Thursday, […]

Russell Crowe ‘divorce auction’: Memorabilia sold in Sydney

Image copyright EPA Image caption Gladiator memorabilia has been a big draw It’s his 54th birthday, and it would have been his 15th wedding anniversary, so it was time to clear out “stuff”. Actor Russell Crowe has held his “Art of Divorce” auction – a sort of parting of the wares – in Sydney. He […]

Russell Crowe ‘divorce auction’: Memorabilia up for grabs in Sydney

Image copyright EPA Image caption Gladiator memorabilia will be a big draw It’s his 53rd birthday, and it would have been his 15th wedding anniversary, so it was time to clear out “stuff”. Actor Russell Crowe is holding his “Art of Divorce” auction – a sort of parting of the wares – in Sydney. He […]

India man ‘mummified and froze mother’s body’ for three years

Image copyright Hindustan Times Image caption The suspect kept his mother’s body in a large freezer conventionally used for storing ice cream Police in India say they have arrested a man who kept his mother’s body in a freezer for three years. Suspect Subhabrata Majumdar appeared to have mummified and preserved the body with chemicals, […]

Park Geun-hye: South Korea’s ex-leader jailed for 24 years for corruption

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Park was brought to court in May 2017 shortly after her arrest South Korea’s former President Park Geun-hye has been sentenced to 24 years in jail after she was found guilty of abuse of power and coercion. The verdict was broadcast live and represents the culmination of a scandal […]

Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata dies at 82

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Takahata was awarded France’s Order of Arts and Letters in 2015 Japanese anime director Isao Takahata, co-founder of the famed Studio Ghibli, has died at the age of 82. Mr Takahata was nominated for an Oscar in 2014 for The Tale of the Princess Kaguya but is best […]