China’s Shenzhou 11 blasts off on space station mission

Media captionThe astronauts were sent into space on board a Shenzhou 11 spacecraft China has launched two men into orbit in a project designed to develop its ability to explore space. The astronauts took off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northern China. They will dock with the experimental Tiangong 2 space lab and […]

Thai king death: Crown prince coronation ‘delayed for a year’

Media captionWhat does King Bhumibol’s death mean for Thailand? Thailand’s Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn wants his coronation held off for at least a year, government officials say. King Bhumibol Adulyadej died on Thursday and the crown prince wants more time to mourn his father. Former Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanonda is standing in as regent. Current […]

Deadly bridge collapse off Indonesia’s Bali island

Deadly bridge collapse off Indonesia’s Bali island

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The bridge connected two small islands off Bali’s south-east coast A bridge connecting two small islands near the Indonesian resort island of Bali has collapsed, killing at least eight people, officials say. People were passing over the suspension bridge for a religious ceremony when the accident occurred, a police officer […]

‘Oldest’ panda in captivity Jia Jia dies at the age of 38

‘Oldest’ panda in captivity Jia Jia dies at the age of 38

Image copyright AP Image caption The Hong Kong government said it was saddened by the news of Jia Jia’s death A giant panda believed to have been the oldest ever kept in captivity has died at the age of 38, officials say. The death of Jia Jia, whose age in human terms was more than […]

Thai king death: Crown prince coronation ‘delayed for a year’

Media captionWhat does King Bhumibol’s death mean for Thailand? Thailand’s Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn wants his coronation held off for at least a year, government officials say. King Bhumibol Adulyadej died on Thursday and the crown prince wants more time to mourn his father. Former Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanonda is standing in as regent. Current […]

Deadly bridge collapse off Indonesia’s Bali island

Deadly bridge collapse off Indonesia’s Bali island

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The bridge connected two small islands off Bali’s south-east coast A bridge connecting two small islands near the Indonesian resort island of Bali has collapsed, killing at least eight people, officials say. People were passing over the suspension bridge for a religious ceremony when the accident occurred, a police officer […]

‘Oldest’ panda in captivity Jia Jia dies at the age of 38

‘Oldest’ panda in captivity Jia Jia dies at the age of 38

Image copyright AP Image caption The Hong Kong government said it was saddened by the news of Jia Jia’s death A giant panda believed to have been the oldest ever kept in captivity has died at the age of 38, officials say. The death of Jia Jia, whose age in human terms was more than […]

Flooding hits central Vietnam ahead of Typhoon Sarika

Flooding hits central Vietnam ahead of Typhoon Sarika

Image copyright EPA Image caption Four central provinces have been hit by flooding Severe flooding in central Vietnam has left at least 21 people dead and submerged tens of thousands of homes. Worst affected is the province of Quang Binh, where at least 11 people have been killed, crops destroyed and livestock washed away. The […]

China poised for space station mission

China poised for space station mission

Image copyright AP Image caption A Chinese rocket carried the space station into orbit in September China is to launch two men into orbit on Monday morning as it continues to develop its ability to explore space. The astronauts will take off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northern China, Chinese officials said. The […]

Thai king death: Thousands queue to pay respects at palace

Thai king death: Thousands queue to pay respects at palace

Image copyright AP Image caption A book of condolences is available at the palace for mourners to sign Large queues formed at the Grand Palace in the Thai capital as mourners paid their respects to King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died on Thursday. Thousands, dressed in black, waited to enter to sign a book of condolences […]