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Trump declares North Korea ‘sponsor of terror’

Trump declares North Korea ‘sponsor of terror’

Media captionTrump: “N Korea supported acts of international terrorism” President Trump has announced that the US is re-designating North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, nine years after it was removed from the list. In a cabinet meeting, he said the move would trigger “very large” additional sanctions to be announced on Tuesday. But Secretary […]

Australia backpacker exploitation ‘endemic’, study finds

Australia backpacker exploitation ‘endemic’, study finds

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Those undertaking fruit-picking jobs received the lowest pay, the study found One in three backpackers and a quarter of foreign students working in Australia are being paid about half the minimum wage or less, a study has said. The study, billed as the most comprehensive of its kind, found […]

Why Katy Perry and Gigi Hadid were missing from Shanghai’s Victoria’s Secret

Why Katy Perry and Gigi Hadid were missing from Shanghai’s Victoria’s Secret

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Both Gigi Hadid (L) and Katy Perry may have fallen foul of the Chinese authorities A Victoria’s Secret lingerie show is a glitzy affair. But some of the sheen was missing from its Chinese premiere on Monday, when most of the coverage focused on the two star names who […]

Trump declares North Korea ‘sponsor of terror’

Trump declares North Korea ‘sponsor of terror’

Media captionTrump: “N Korea supported acts of international terrorism” President Trump has announced that the US is re-designating North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, nine years after it was removed from the list. In a cabinet meeting, he said the move would trigger “very large” additional sanctions to be announced on Tuesday. But Secretary […]

Uighur inmates dig their way out of Thai jail

Uighur inmates dig their way out of Thai jail

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Detained Uighurs in Thailand say they left to escape persecution in Xinjiang Some 20 ethnic Uighurs from China are on the run after escaping from a Thai detention centre, officials say. The inmates were among a group of more than 200 Uighurs detained in 2014. Officials said 25 inmates dug […]

Why Katy Perry and Gigi Hadid were missing from Shanghai’s Victoria’s Secret

Why Katy Perry and Gigi Hadid were missing from Shanghai’s Victoria’s Secret

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Both Gigi Hadid (L) and Katy Perry may have fallen foul of the Chinese authorities A Victoria’s Secret lingerie show is a glitzy affair. But some of the sheen was missing from its Chinese premiere on Monday, when most of the coverage focused on the two star names who […]

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern ‘regrets Trump story’

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern ‘regrets Trump story’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Jacinda Ardern and Donald Trump met earlier this month New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern says she regrets sharing an anecdote about her recent meeting with US President Donald Trump with her friends. Ms Ardern met Mr Trump at the Apec summit in Vietnam earlier this month. On Sunday, a local […]

Okinawa incident sparks US troops alcohol ban in Japan

Okinawa incident sparks US troops alcohol ban in Japan

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US base in Okinawa houses tens of thousands of troops The US military has banned all troops stationed in Japan from drinking alcohol, following a deadly crash on Okinawa island linked to drink driving. In addition, soldiers on Okinawa are banned from leaving their base and their residences, the […]

MP Bob Katter’s abrupt crocodile line amuses Australia

MP Bob Katter’s abrupt crocodile line amuses Australia

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bob Katter is a veteran politician from northern Queensland Australia may have learned the result of its same-sex marriage vote last Wednesday, but it took until Sunday for one memorable reaction to gain steam. It was given by veteran MP Bob Katter, a same-sex marriage opponent who once claimed […]

India’s Indira canteen: The best meal you can buy for 13 cents

India’s Indira canteen: The best meal you can buy for 13 cents

Image copyright Asif Saud The governing Congress party in the southern Indian state of Karnataka recently set up Indira canteens in the state capital, Bangalore, which serve more than 200,000 cheap meals every day. The BBC’s Geeta Pandey joins the queue to sample the treats and comes back more than satisfied. It’s just after 07:00 […]

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