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Japan and South Korea in row over mines that used forced labour

Japan has set itself on a diplomatic collision course with South Korea by applying for Unesco world heritage status for gold and silver mines on an...

Lata Mangeshkar remembered: Shankar Mahadevan on India’s ‘musical Koh-i-Noor’

Lata Mangeshkar died on Sunday. Bollywood singer and composer Shankar Mahadevan, who collaborated with her, remembers the legend. Lata Mangeshkar's music encapsulated the entire spectrum...

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam defends Covid hamster cull

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has warned that Covid-19 infections could be growing exponentially in one part of the city and more cases spreading...

Afghanistan: Baby lost in Kabul evacuation is reunited with family

The Taliban had just seized control of the country in August and many Afghans were desperately trying to flee. Two-month-old Sohail Ahmadi was handed to...

Save Khaleda Zia: She Needs Urgent Advanced Treatment

Begum Khaleda Zia, former Prime Minister of Bangladesh is critically ill. She is now admitted as a patient in Dhaka’s Ever Care hospital. She got...

South Korea launches first homegrown space rocket Nuri

South Korea has launched its first homegrown rocket, stepping up the country's ambitions in space. The Korean Satellite Launch Vehicle II, known as Nuri, took...

North Korea: Kim Jong-un vows to build ‘invincible military’

Kim Jong-un added that weapons development was for self-defence, and not to start a war. Mr Kim made the comments at a rare defence exhibition...

X-Press Pearl: Sri Lanka braces for environmental disaster from sunken ship

Sri Lankan authorities are preparing for an oil spill from a sunken container ship after efforts to tow the vessel into deeper waters failed. The...

India Covid surge: Hospitals send SOS as record deaths registered

Indian hospitals say their patients are dying because of a shortage of oxygen as Covid case numbers and deaths set new records for a...

Taiwan reports large incursion by Chinese warplanes for second day

Taiwan has reported a large incursion by Chinese warplanes for the second day running, a show of force that coincides with the first days...

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