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Shinee singer Jonghyun: K-pop boy band superstar dies

Image copyright Getty Images A member of one of South Korea’s biggest boy bands has died suddenly. Jonghyun, full name Kim Jong-hyun, was one of the five members of Shinee, who have had a string of number one hits in their home country. The Korean Herald said he was 28 years old. He was taken […]

Flight highlights Chinese tourist interest in Antarctica

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Heading to Antarctica by plane is the exception, not the rule According to Chinese media, the country’s first commercial flight to Antarctica brought 22 lucky tourists to the exotic destination this weekend. The trip is hailed as a milestone – but is it really? And what does it tell […]

Bangladesh funeral stampede leaves at least 10 dead

Image copyright AFP Image caption Abandoned sandals could be seen at the scene of the stampede At least 10 people have been killed and more than 30 wounded in a stampede in the city of Chittagong, Bangladesh. The rush happened during the post-funeral prayer and feast for former mayor Mohiuddin Chowdhury. Speaking to the AFP […]

India Gujarat: Congress party concedes victory to Modi’s BJP

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption BJP supporters celebrate the party’s win in Gujarat, a stronghold state for the party Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has held on to power in an election in his home state Gujarat but by a reduced margin. As votes are counted after the state elections, […]

‘Nice’ Australian was a ‘loyal agent’ for North Korea

Image copyright AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE Image caption Chan Han Choi was arrested at his Sydney unit on Saturday night Further details have emerged about the Australian man accused of being an economic agent for North Korea. Chan Han Choi, 59 was arrested in Sydney by Australian police and charged with brokering sales and discussing the […]

Gujarat vote: BJP on course to hold India PM’s home state

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Modi’s party campaigned on economic development and Hindu nationalism to woo voters Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is on course to retain power in his home state Gujarat but by a reduced margin. As votes are counted after the state elections, the BJP is […]

‘Nice’ Australian was a ‘loyal agent’ for North Korea

Image copyright AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE Image caption Chan Han Choi was arrested at his Sydney unit on Saturday night Further details have emerged about the Australian man accused of being an economic agent for North Korea. Chan Han Choi, 59 was arrested in Sydney by Australian police and charged with brokering sales and discussing the […]

Indonesia recaptures US citizen after Bali prison break

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kerobokan is a notoriously overcrowded prison Indonesia has recaptured a US citizen accused of drugs offences who escaped the notorious Kerobokan prison in Bali last week. The man named as Christian Beasley was caught on the neighbouring island of Lombok. The 32-year old had escaped by climbing over a prison […]

Mumbai sweet shop fire kills 12 in India

Image copyright Mumbai Fire Brigade Image caption The fire broke out early on Monday morning inside a sweet shop Twelve people have died in a fire that broke out inside a sweet shop in the western Indian city of Mumbai. All 12 had been rescued from the shop but died on the way to the […]

Gujarat: Counting of votes starts in India PM’s home state

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Modi’s party campaigned on economic development and Hindu nationalism to woo voters Counting of votes has begun in crucial elections in India’s Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state. Gujarat is a stronghold state for Mr Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has governed there for 22 years. Mr […]

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