Will #MeToo spread in China?

Will #MeToo spread in China?

On New Year’s Day, China finally had its own #MeToo moment. Luo Xixi, an academic with a PhD from the prestigious Beihang University in Beijing, said she was sexually harassed by one of her professors when she was studying there 12 years ago. She recounted her experience on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, and […]

Ashes: England facing 4-0 defeat against Australia

Ashes: England facing 4-0 defeat against Australia

Media playback is not supported on this device Pint-sized Ashes: The best TMS moments as England suffer again England are facing another defeat in the final Ashes Test after Australia once again dominated on the fourth day in Sydney. The tourists closed on 93-4, still 210 short of making the home side bat again. They […]

North Korea ‘likely’ to attend Olympics in South, says official

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption North Korea’s possible participation in the Pyeongchang Games could lead to progress A North Korean Olympic official has said that his country is “likely to participate” in next month’s Winter Olympic Games, reports say. Chang Ung, Pyongyang’s representative to the International Olympic Committee, reportedly made the comment at Beijing […]

How will the US move to cut aid affect Pakistan?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pakistani protesters have denounced the cuts The Trump administration says it is cutting almost all security aid to Pakistan until it deals with terrorist networks operating on its soil. But will the cuts have any impact, asks the BBC’s M Ilyas Khan. The US has yet to announce exactly how […]

North Korea accepts Olympics talks offer, says South

Image copyright Getty Images North Korea has accepted an offer to attend high-level talks next week, South Korean officials have said. The meeting, on 9 January, will focus on finding a way for North Korean athletes to attend the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea in February. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said this week […]

South Korea: Trump agrees to suspend military drills during Olympics

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US and South Korean marines carried out similar exercises in Pyeongchang county last year South Korea says US President Donald Trump has agreed to suspend their joint military drills during the Olympics. The war simulations were set to clash with the Winter Games, which take place in the South […]

Afghanistan: Kabul suicide attack kills 11

A suicide bomber in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, has killed at least 11 people and injured 25 others. A suicide attacker on foot detonated his explosives, a spokesman for the city’s police chief said. The attack happened near a number of police officers who were handling a protest at the time, the interior ministry said. The […]

Tibet activist on trial in China after NYT video

Image copyright AFP Image caption Activists have held rallies demanding the release of Mr Tashi (right) and Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-cheh A Tibetan activist has gone on trial in China for separatism, after he spoke to the New York Times about his efforts to preserve the Tibetan language. Tashi Wangchuk pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, […]

Sydney seaplane crash: Wreckage raised from riverbed

Media captionThe crash on New Year’s Eve killed six people Australian authorities have recovered most of a seaplane that crashed near Sydney and killed six people. On Sunday, high-profile UK business leader Richard Cousins, four members of his family and a Canadian pilot died when the plane plunged into a river. After days of planning, […]

Medicinal cannabis: Australia aims to become top exporter

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australia plans to legalise the exportation of medicinal cannabis The Australian government has said it aspires to be the world’s leading exporter of medicinal cannabis. The nation plans to change its regulations to join Canada and the Netherlands in selling products beyond a domestic market. Uruguay and Israel have […]