Johnny Depp may face perjury charges, Australia’s deputy PM warns

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Johnny Depp strikes a pose on a Cadillac at Glastonbury Festival Australia’s deputy prime minister has threatened US actor Johnny Depp with perjury charges in a new instalment of the “war on terrier”. The Pirates of the Caribbean star and then-wife Amber Heard failed to declare their dogs to Australian […]

China ‘asks India to withdraw troops’ from Nathu La pass

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Himalayan Nathu La pass was the site of clashes in the 1960s China has accused India of incursion into its territory between Sikkim and Tibet, in a dispute which has raised tensions between the countries. Officials said Indian border guards had obstructed “normal activities” on the Chinese side, and […]

Philippines to make enthusiastic singing of national anthem mandatory

Image copyright AFP Image caption New rules make standing, a salute, and enthusiastic vocals compulsory The Philippine House of Representatives has approved a bill making enthusiastic singing of the national anthem compulsory. “The singing shall be mandatory and must be done with fervour,” the bill states. The word “mandatory” is not in the existing legislation. […]

Donald Trump and Narendra Modi warn Pakistan over terror ‘launches’

Media captionThe leaders spoke to reporters after their first-ever meeting US President Donald Trump and Indian PM Narendra Modi have urged Pakistan to ensure its territory is not used to launch terror attacks. They issued their call in a statement released by the White House shortly after the two met in Washington DC. It comes […]

China accuses India of territory incursion

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Himalayan Nathu La pass was the site of clashes in the 1960s China has accused India of incursion into its territory between Sikkim and Tibet, in a dispute which has raised tensions between the countries. Officials said Indian border guards had obstructed “normal activities” on the Chinese side, and […]

Philip Carlyle murder: Breakthrough in Australian cold case

Image copyright Getty Images Australian police have arrested three people in what could mark a breakthrough in a 20-year-old execution-style murder case. Philip Carlyle, 47, was shot four times in the head in his office on Queensland’s Gold Coast in April 1997. Police have long suspected that the father-of-three knew his killer because there were […]

Trump praises US-India relations after talks with Modi

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump said he and Prime Minister Modi were “world leaders in social media” President Donald Trump says the relationship between the US and India “has never been stronger”, following talks with Indian PM Narendra Modi. In a joint news conference, he said he looked forward to improving the trading […]

Vatican concerns over bishop detained in China

Vatican concerns over bishop detained in China

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption China’s Roman Catholics are hopeful that relations between the country and the Vatican will improve The Vatican has expressed “grave concerns” for one of its bishops who was detained after being “forcibly removed” from his diocese in China. Chinese Catholic bishop Peter Shao Zhumin was seized by authorities in […]

Liu Xiaobo: Jailed Chinese dissident has terminal cancer

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Liu Xiaobo is a poet and human rights campaigner Chinese Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has been moved from prison to hospital after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer. Mr Liu, a human rights campaigner, was jailed in 2009 on subversion charges for calling for greater democracy. His lawyer says […]

North Korea refuses Olympic offer from South

Image copyright AFP Image caption South Korea is hosting the Winter Olympics in 2018 North Korea has rejected an offer from the South to form a unified team for next year’s Winter Olympics. South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-in backed proposals for a collaboration after it was suggested by sports minister Do Jong-hwan. But North […]