Trump says North Korea still ‘extraordinary threat’

Trump says North Korea still ‘extraordinary threat’

Media captionWhy do North Koreans revere a mountain? US President Donald Trump has renewed sanctions on North Korea, citing an “extraordinary threat” from its nuclear weapons – just 10 days after saying there was no risk from Pyongyang. “There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea,” he tweeted on 13 June, a day […]

North Korean propaganda changes its tune

North Korean propaganda changes its tune

Image copyright DPRKToday Image caption This poster calls for an easing of tension to counter “the danger of war” Over the past few months, it seems, North Korea’s propaganda has been changing its tune. Banners and posters displayed across the capital and other towns have typically featured the US as a brutal imperialist aggressor and […]

North and South Korea agree to resume rare family reunions

North and South Korea agree to resume rare family reunions

Image copyright AFP Image caption A daughter whispers to her father during a brief reunion in 2015 North and South Korea have agreed to resume reunions for families who were separated when the Korean War sealed the border between two nations. Millions were separated from loved ones by the 1950-1953 conflict, with many dying before […]

What does it take to relocate a 195kg tiger in India?

What does it take to relocate a 195kg tiger in India?

A male tiger weighing 195kg (420lb) was relocated from the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh to a sanctuary in the eastern state of Orissa 600km (410 miles) away. The massive operation involved numerous forest officers, wildlife veterinarians – and five elephants. The three-year-old tiger, known to forest officials as MB2, lived in Kanha National […]

Japan: Cannabis plants found growing near MPs’ offices

Japan: Cannabis plants found growing near MPs’ offices

Image copyright PA Cannabis plants have been found growing in the grounds of a Japanese parliamentary building in Tokyo. The country has a strict no-tolerance policy towards drugs and possession of even a small amount of cannabis carries a jail term of up to five years. The four plants were removed after they were discovered […]

India women: Anti-trafficking activists raped after staging street play

India women: Anti-trafficking activists raped after staging street play

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jharkhand has been in the spotlight after three teenagers were raped and burnt alive Five Indian anti-trafficking activists performing a street play were gang-raped at gunpoint in the eastern state of Jharkhand, police have confirmed. The women were forced into cars and raped in a “secluded area”, police told […]

India police ‘sorry’ for lynching photo

India police ‘sorry’ for lynching photo

Image caption Police apologised after this picture went viral on social media Police in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have apologised after a photograph of a lynched man being dragged by a crowd in the presence of three officers caused outrage. The victim, identified as Kasim, died soon after the picture was taken, […]

North Korea: A sacred mountain and other ideologies

What is juche, why do North Koreans revere a mountain, and why do they call themselves a special name? As the isolated state begins to make friends with the rest of the world, we explain three key concepts of North Korea’s ideology. Presented by Hyung Eun Kim of BBC Korean. Video by Tessa Wong. Animation […]

Jacinda Ardern baby: New Zealand PM gives birth to girl

Jacinda Ardern baby: New Zealand PM gives birth to girl

Image copyright @jacindaardern Image caption New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern posted a picture on Instagram of her with her new baby New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has given birth to her first child, a girl weighing 3.31kg (7.3lb). This makes her only the second elected leader in modern history to give birth while […]

The man who cycled to Russia to meet Messi

The man who cycled to Russia to meet Messi

Image copyright Clifin Francis Clifin Francis was sitting at home in southern India when a friend asked if he was going to the World Cup. “Of course,” he replied. “I might even travel to Russia to watch the extravaganza.” That was in August – but he had no idea how he would afford the air […]