Singapore baggage handler ‘swapped hundreds of tags’

Singapore baggage handler ‘swapped hundreds of tags’

Image copyright Casanowe A baggage handler at Singapore’s international airport allegedly swapped hundreds of baggage tags, sending luggage to the wrong destination. Tay Boon Keh has been charged with 286 counts of mischief, according to the Straits Times newspaper. He swapped tags starting on 8 November every day for three months, the court heard. But […]

Suu Kyi Rohingya speech criticised by global leaders

Suu Kyi Rohingya speech criticised by global leaders

Media captionThe BBC’s Jonah Fisher looks at Ms Suu Kyi’s speech Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi is facing mounting international pressure for her handling of violence in Rakhine state and the Rohingya refugee crisis. In a speech on Tuesday, the de facto leader condemned rights abuses but did not blame the army nor address allegations […]

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi does not fear global ‘scrutiny’

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi does not fear global ‘scrutiny’

Media captionAung San Suu Kyi: ‘We will accept refugees who want to return’ Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said her government does not fear “international scrutiny” of its handling of the growing Rohingya crisis. It was her first address to the country about the violence in northern Rakhine state that has […]

Donald Trump to call for more pressure on N Korea in first UN speech

Donald Trump to call for more pressure on N Korea in first UN speech

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Trump attended the UN on Monday but will address the General Assembly for the first time on Tuesday US President Donald Trump is expected to call for more international pressure on North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme when he addresses the United Nations General Assembly later. It will […]

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi does not fear global ‘scrutiny’

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi does not fear global ‘scrutiny’

Media captionAung San Suu Kyi: ‘We will accept refugees who want to return’ Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said her government does not fear “international scrutiny” of its handling of the growing Rohingya crisis. It was her first address to the country about the violence in northern Rakhine state that has […]

Some Auckland petrol stations run out of fuel after burst pipe

Some Auckland petrol stations run out of fuel after burst pipe

Image copyright Getty Images Several petrol stations in Auckland have been hit by fuel shortages as problems caused by damage to a pipeline in New Zealand’s largest city spread. Z Energy confirmed to the BBC that 13 service stations had run out of 95 octane petrol by Tuesday. The firm said fuel was being trucked […]

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi does not fear global ‘scrutiny’

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi does not fear global ‘scrutiny’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Ms Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has been criticised for inaction Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she does not fear “international scrutiny” of her government’s handling of the growing Rohingya crisis. It was her first national address on the situation in northern Rakhine […]

North Korea says sanctions will accelerate nuclear programme

North Korea says sanctions will accelerate nuclear programme

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Kim Jong-un and top military officials celebrated Friday’s missile launch North Korea has warned that more sanctions and pressure will only make it accelerate its nuclear programme. In a strongly worded statement, Pyongyang called new UN sanctions “the most vicious, unethical and inhumane act of hostility”. Meanwhile, the presidents of […]

New Zealand jet fuel shortage leaves passengers stranded

New Zealand jet fuel shortage leaves passengers stranded

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of airline passengers were stranded in Auckland on Monday after a burst pipeline cut jet fuel supplies to New Zealand’s largest airport. The damaged pipeline is Auckland Airport’s only source of jet fuel. The disruption is expected to last at least a week as work continues to repair the pipe, […]

China Communist Party Youth Twitter account prompts abuse

China Communist Party Youth Twitter account prompts abuse

Image copyright Twitter / @ccylchina Image caption The Twitter account appeared to be set up on Friday Setting up a Twitter account may seem a fairly obvious thing for a political party to do, but the step has not so far worked out too well for China’s Communist Party. The account by the party’s youth […]