South Korea’s Park leaves presidential palace after impeachment

South Korea’s Park leaves presidential palace after impeachment

Image copyright AFP Image caption A huge motorcade took Ms Park to her home in southern Seoul Ousted South Korean leader Park Geun-hye has now left the presidential palace, two days after judges upheld parliament’s decision to impeach her. Ms Park, who has still not commented on the ruling, arrived at her home in southern […]

Why did people assume an Asian woman was the nanny?

Media captionThere was an unexpected distraction during a live interview on BBC News By now, most of the Internet seems to have seen the video of a BBC interview being interrupted by two small children. International Relations professor Robert Kelly’s interview about South Korea was briefly interrupted when his two small children walked in. He […]

India elections: Decisive victory for Modi’s BJP in Uttar Pradesh

India elections: Decisive victory for Modi’s BJP in Uttar Pradesh

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The prime minister personally led his party’s campaign in the politically critical state Narendra Modi’s party has won a landslide victory in one of India’s key states, a boost for the prime minister halfway through his first term. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took control of northern Uttar Pradesh […]

Narendra Modi’s BJP set to win key state poll in India’s Uttar Pradesh

Narendra Modi’s BJP set to win key state poll in India’s Uttar Pradesh

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The prime minister personally led his party’s campaign in the politically critical state Early trends suggest that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to win crucial assembly elections in northern Uttar Pradesh state. Mr Modi personally led the campaign in the country’s most populous state […]

South Korea impeachment: Critics urge Park Geun-hye arrest

South Korea impeachment: Critics urge Park Geun-hye arrest

Image copyright AP Image caption Anti-Park protesters in Seoul. The sign reads “Go to prison” Ousted South Korean leader Park Geun-hye is keeping her silence as calls grow for her arrest. Ms Park was forced from office on Friday, after judges unanimously upheld parliament’s decision to impeach her over her role in a corruption scandal […]

Myanmar Muslim minority subject to horrific torture, UN says

Myanmar Muslim minority subject to horrific torture, UN says

Image caption The Rohingya are a Muslim minority group from Myanmar A top UN official says “crimes against humanity” are being committed by the military and police against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority. The UN’s special rapporteur for human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, was speaking as part of a joint BBC Newsnight-BBC Our World investigation. […]

Kashmir border-crossing boys handed back to Pakistan

Kashmir border-crossing boys handed back to Pakistan

Image copyright Other Image caption Ahsan Khurshid (L) and Faisal Awan (R) had been held in India since September India has returned to Pakistan two boys who strayed across the de facto border in disputed Kashmir and were then accused of links to a militant attack. The boys were handed over at the Wagha border […]

India state election results present test for Modi

India state election results present test for Modi

Image copyright AFP Image caption The vote is being seen as a referendum on Narendra Modi India will announce results of five state elections on Saturday, which many are seeing as a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The main focus will be on Uttar Pradesh, the country’s most populous and politically significant state. Mr […]

‘Crimes against humanity’ in Myanmar – UN rapporteur

‘Crimes against humanity’ in Myanmar – UN rapporteur

Image caption The Rohingya are a Muslim minority group from Myanmar A top UN official says “crimes against humanity” are being committed by the military and police against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority. The UN’s special rapporteur for human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, was speaking as part of a joint BBC Newsnight-BBC Our World investigation. […]

India court convicts 31 over 2012 riot at Maruti Suzuki plant

India court convicts 31 over 2012 riot at Maruti Suzuki plant

Image copyright AFP Image caption Managers and workers blamed each other for starting the clashes A court in India has convicted 31 workers over violent protests at car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki’s main plant outside the capital Delhi in 2012. Another 117 factory workers were acquitted over the protests, in which a senior manager was beaten […]