China and N Korea confirm Kim Jong-un visit to Beijing

After days of speculation, it has been confirmed that North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has visited China. The visit, confirmed by China and North Korea,...

Mai Khoi, Vietnam activist singer, detained after Europe tour

Vietnamese singer and activist Mai Khoi was detained in Hanoi on her return home from a European tour. She was held for eight hours and...

‘North Korean train’ in Beijing fuels rumours of Kim Jong-un visit

A train believed to be carrying a senior North Korean official has arrived in Beijing, Japanese media report. Bloomberg news said the visitor was North...

Australian Prime Minister condemns Russian ‘recklessness’ in UK

Australia has strongly backed the expulsion of Russian diplomats by the US and European countries following the poisoning of a Russian spy in the...

Malaysian Government seeks 10 year-jail terms for ‘fake news’

Malaysia's government has proposed new legislation to combat "fake news", with offenders facing up to 10 years in prison. Under the Anti-Fake News Bill, those...

Russia fire: Children caught in deadly Kemerovo mall blaze

At least 48 people have died in a fire that tore through a shopping and entertainment complex in the Siberian coal-mining city of Kemerovo. A...

Stormy Daniels ‘told to leave Trump alone’ over affair claims

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford, says she was threatened to keep quiet about an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump...

Russia and Taliban deny US claims of working together

Russia and the Taliban have separately rejected comments made by the head of US forces in Afghanistan that Moscow has been supporting, and even...

Japan’s PM Abe apologizes amid cronyism scandal

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his ratings in a slump amid a suspected cronyism scandal and cover-up, apologized again on Sunday for causing anxiety...

First non-stop flight arrives in London from Perth

The first scheduled non-stop flight between Australia and the UK has touched down in London's Heathrow Airport. Qantas Flight QF9 completed its 14,498km (9,009-mile) journey...

China warns the US it will defend national interests on trade

China warned the US it will defend its interests on trade, Chinese state media says, after US President Donald Trump backed tariffs on Chinese...

Hundreds of thousands Americans demand tighter gun control

Hundreds of thousands of Americans gathered across the country for a series of marches demanding tighter gun control. The student-led protests - called March For...

France lauds policeman who swapped with hostage

Tributes are pouring in for a French police officer who died saving the lives of hostages in a supermarket siege by an Islamist gunman...

Maldives push ahead with Chinese projects despite Indian concerns

India is a brother, but China is like a long-lost cousin found, Maldives Ambassador to China Mohamed Faisal has said, asserting that his country...

EU leaders say it is ‘highly likely’ Russia is behind attack

EU leaders have agreed with the UK government that it is "highly likely" Russia is responsible for the nerve agent attack in the UK. In...

South Korea to shut off computers to stop people working late

The government in South Korea's capital is introducing a new initiative to force its employees to leave work on time - by powering down...

Trump replaces National Security Adviser McMaster with Bolton

President Donald Trump is replacing US National Security Adviser HR McMaster with Bush-era defence hawk and former United Nations ambassador John Bolton. Mr Trump tweeted...

Maldives President lifts state of emergency after 45 days

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom on Thursday lifted a state of emergency after a period of 45 days. The declaration of the state of...

‘Dozens dead’ in New Year attack near Kabul Sakhi shrine

At least 31 people have been killed and 65 wounded in a suspected suicide bomb attack near a shrine in the Afghan capital Kabul,...

French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy under formal investigation

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation over allegations he received campaign funding from late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. He is...