Myanmar plane: Bad weather blamed for Andaman Sea crash

Myanmar plane: Bad weather blamed for Andaman Sea crash

Image copyright EPA Bad weather caused a military plane to crash in Myanmar last month with 122 people on board, state media say. The Chinese-made aircraft went down in the Andaman Sea on 7 June with no survivors. Investigators found the pilot had lost control after entering thick storm cloud. Ice had formed on the […]

Second Australian senator quits over dual citizenship

Second Australian senator quits over dual citizenship

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Larissa Waters says she made an “honest mistake” An Australian senator who made history by breastfeeding in parliament has resigned after learning she holds dual citizenship. Larissa Waters, from the minor Greens party, was born in Canada. Under Australia’s constitution, a person cannot run for federal office if they hold […]

Justine Damond’s fiancé ‘heartbroken’ over police shooting

Justine Damond’s fiancé ‘heartbroken’ over police shooting

Media captionMinneapolis police shot Australian woman The “heartbroken” American fiancé of an Australian shot dead by a US police officer has said they have received almost no information from officials. Don Damond said his wife-to-be, Justine Damond, was gunned down after calling police to report a possible sexual assault in their quiet neighbourhood. He said […]

Japan’s zero-gravity space drone sends first pictures from ISS

Japan’s zero-gravity space drone sends first pictures from ISS

Image copyright EPA Japan’s space agency has released the first images taken by a drone it operates on the International Space Station (ISS). The so-called Internal Ball Camera drone was sent to take pictures and video of the work of the astronauts. The drone can float in a zero-gravity environment and is operated from earth. […]

UK ‘now less appealing’ to rich Chinese

UK ‘now less appealing’ to rich Chinese

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption About 300 high net worth individuals were part of the survey The UK has slipped down the list of preferred destinations for Chinese millionaires considering moving overseas, a report suggests. While the US remains the favourite place to settle, Canada now ranks second pushing Britain into third spot. The […]

Justine Damond’s fiance ‘heartbroken’ over police shooting

Justine Damond’s fiance ‘heartbroken’ over police shooting

Media captionMinneapolis police shot Australian woman The “heartbroken” American fiancé of an Australian shot dead by a US police officer has said they have received almost no information from officials. Don Damond said his wife-to-be, Justine Damond, was gunned down after calling police to report a possible sexual assault in their quiet neighbourhood. He said […]

Why China censors banned Winnie the Pooh

Why China censors banned Winnie the Pooh

Image copyright AFP/Weibo Image caption This meme showing Xi Jinping and former US President Barack Obama began circulating in 2013 The blocking of Winnie the Pooh might seem like a bizarre move by the Chinese authorities but it is part of a struggle to restrict clever bloggers from getting around their country’s censorship. When is […]

A man dresses as his dead sister to help his grieving mum

A man dresses as his dead sister to help his grieving mum

Image copyright Pear Video Image caption The man with his elderly mother A video about a man in his fifties who has been dressing as a woman for 20 years “to help his mentally ill mum cope with the death of his sister” is being widely shared on Chinese social media. Pear Video’s film about […]

South Korea proposes rare military talks with North Korea

South Korea proposes rare military talks with North Korea

Media captionNorth Korea announces the missile test on 4 July South Korea has proposed holding military talks with the North, after weeks of heightened tension following Pyongyang’s long-range missile test. If they were to go ahead, they would be the first high-level talks since 2015. A senior official said talks should aim to stop “all […]