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Oxfam executive ‘aware’ of Asia staff abuse claims

Oxfam executive ‘aware’ of Asia staff abuse claims

Image caption Lan Mercado took up her post as Oxfam’s Asia regional director for Asia in 2016 A senior figure in Oxfam says she is aware of sexual abuse claims involving its staff in Asia. Lan Mercado told the BBC the cases took place in the Philippines, Bangladesh and Nepal before she started as regional […]

North Korea figure skaters delight crowds in Olympic debut

North Korea figure skaters delight crowds in Olympic debut

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The duo finished at 11th place in the short program North Korea’s figure skaters have made their debut at the Winter Olympics, showing off an “electric” routine that earned them a spot in the qualifying round. Ryom Tae-ok and Kim Ju-sik were greeted by cheers as they performed their […]

India man held over body-in-suitcase murder

India man held over body-in-suitcase murder

Image copyright Courtesy: Hindustan Times Image caption Mr Sakya was a tenant of the boy’s parents Police in India’s capital, Delhi, have arrested a man for allegedly killing a seven-year-old boy whose body he hid in a suitcase for 37 days. Police found the body on Tuesday in Avidesh Sakya’s home after neighbours complained of […]

Winter Olympics 2018: South Korea to pay for North’s delegation

Winter Olympics 2018: South Korea to pay for North’s delegation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Expensive guests: North Korean cheerleaders at the Pyeongchang Olympics South Korea has approved a plan to pay the cost of hosting North Korea’s delegation to the Winter Olympics. The 2.86bn Korean won ($2.64m, £1.9m) will come from the South’s unification ministry budget. A group of more than 400 North […]

Fake welfare workers inspected babies, Australian police say

Fake welfare workers inspected babies, Australian police say

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The impostors demanded to see the babies at a woman’s house near Canberra Australian police are investigating a “disturbing” case where two people posing as child welfare officers entered a woman’s home and inspected her babies. The impostors, a man and a woman, presented fake identification and told the […]

Pierce Brosnan asked to ‘explain’ India advert

Pierce Brosnan asked to ‘explain’ India advert

Image caption The ad first appeared in October 2016 Authorities in Indian capital Delhi say they have asked actor Pierce Brosnan to explain why he was in an ad for a local mouth freshener associated with an addictive form of chewing tobacco. He could be fined 5,000 rupees ($78; £56) or go to jail for […]

Winter Olympics: Kim Jong-un calls for further reconciliation

Winter Olympics: Kim Jong-un calls for further reconciliation

Image copyright KCNA Image caption This handout photo by KCNA shows Kim Jong-un, who appears to be supported by Ms Kim Yo-jong on his left and Mr Kim Yong-nam on his right North Korea’s leader has called for a “further livening up” of the “warm climate of reconciliation” with the South created by the Winter […]

Indonesia’s Papua province children starving in a land of gold

Image copyright AFP/GETTY Image caption A Papuan couple accompany their child suffering from malnutrition at a hospital in Agats A measles and malnutrition crisis has killed at least 72 people, mostly children, in Indonesia’s remote province of Papua, home to the world’s biggest gold mine. As Rebecca Henschke and Hedyer Affan report, the crisis has […]

Winter Olympics: Kim Jong-un thanks South Korea for ‘impressive’ effort

Winter Olympics: Kim Jong-un thanks South Korea for ‘impressive’ effort

Image copyright KCNA Image caption This handout photo by KCNA shows Kim Jong-un, who appears to be supported by Ms Kim Yo-jong on his left and Mr Kim Yong-nam on his right North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has praised South Korea for its “impressive” efforts in hosting a delegation from the North during the Winter […]

Japan skater gets Games’ first drugs ban

Japan skater gets Games’ first drugs ban

It is the first time a Japanese athlete had tested positive at the Winter Olympics Japanese speed skater Kei Saito has become the first athlete to be excluded from the 2018 Winter Olympics for a doping violation. Saito failed an out-of-competition doping test prior to the Games, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said. The […]

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