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North Korea: South Korea sees fall in defectors

North Korea: South Korea sees fall in defectors

North Korea: South Korea sees fall in defectors 17 September 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP Image caption A bus in Pyongyang: Most of the defectors are workers and farmers, officials say The number of North Koreans defecting to South Korea has dropped...
1,200 dead as monsoon floods devastate South Asia

1,200 dead as monsoon floods devastate South Asia

More than 1,200 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands of homes destroyed in monsoon floods sweeping across South Asia. The United Nations estimates that at least 41 million people have been affected by the flooding in India, Bangladesh and Nepal. In...
Shock and fear amid South Africa cannibalism case

Shock and fear amid South Africa cannibalism case

Shock and fear amid South Africa cannibalism case By Nomsa Maseko BBC News, Shayamoya village 28 August 2017 From the section Africa Image caption Police found several human body parts during a raid in a traditional healer’s house Fear has gripped the village of...
South Africa coffin case: White farmers convicted

South Africa coffin case: White farmers convicted

South Africa coffin case: White farmers convicted 25 August 2017 From the section Africa Two white South African farmers who forced a black man into a coffin have been convicted of attempted murder and kidnapping. Victor Mlotshwa, 27, was beaten and forced into a...
Men in South Africa court on cannibalism charges

Men in South Africa court on cannibalism charges

Men in South Africa court on cannibalism charges 21 August 2017 From the section Africa Four men have appeared in a South African court facing charges of cannibalism after one allegedly walked into a police station declaring he was “tired” of eating human...
Flooding kills at least 700 across South Asia

Flooding kills at least 700 across South Asia

At least 700 people have died in flooding thought to be the worst to hit South Asia in nearly a decade. Some 16 million people are thought to have been affected by the extreme weather across Bangladesh, northeast India and Nepal, according to humanitarian agencies. In...
Deadly South Asia floods affect 16m people

Deadly South Asia floods affect 16m people

Deadly South Asia floods affect 16m people 18 August 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP Image caption About 11 million people in India have been hit by flooding More than 16 million people have now been affected by seasonal flooding across a swathe of...

Possible 'terrorist attack' south of Barcelona

A police operation is under way in the coastal town of Cambrils, situated southwest of Barcelona. It was unclear how the crackdown was linked to the earlier van attack in which 13 people were killed and at least 100 injured. But Catalan authorities urged residents in...
100-year-old cake found near South Pole

100-year-old cake found near South Pole

A 100-year-old fruit cake has been found in the oldest building in Antarctica and those who discovered it think it looks fresh. The cake is believed to date to Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova Expedition between 1910 and 1913. Although the tin containing the...
UK sex offenders barred from South East Asia

UK sex offenders barred from South East Asia

More than 70 registered sex offenders from the UK have been refused entry to countries in South East Asia in the last two years. The major campaign by the National Crime Agency (NCA) aims to stop known paedophiles abusing vulnerable children in a region long perceived...

Two dead in South Africa football game stampede

By Alan McGuinness, News Reporter Two people have been killed in a stampede at a football match in South Africa, the country’s state broadcaster has said. The stampede was at the gates of FNB Stadium during a game between Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando...
Ray Phiri: South Africa’s Graceland star dies

Ray Phiri: South Africa’s Graceland star dies

Ray Phiri: South Africa’s Graceland star dies 12 July 2017 From the section Africa Image copyright Gallo Images Image caption Before his death, the musician appealed to the media to respect his privacy South African jazz legend Ray Phiri has died at the age of 70...

South Park to cut down on Trump gags

South Park will for the most part steer clear of Donald Trump jokes from now on, one of the hit US show’s creators has said. Trey Parker, who voices four of the main characters – including teacher Mr Garrison who embodies South Park’s President Trump...
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