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South Korea accused of machine-gunning birds

South Korea accused of machine-gunning birds

North Korea has accused the South of firing 450 machine gun rounds at a flock of birds flying over the Demilitarized Zone between the two countries. Military officials in Seoul initially suggested the object they attacked on Tuesday was a drone being piloted by their...
South Korea fires at North 'object'

South Korea fires at North 'object'

South Korea fires at North ‘object’ 23 May 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP Image caption The object flew over the demilitarized zone, the border that separates the two Koreas South Korea says it has fired warning shots at an object that flew...
North Korea in new missile test, South says

North Korea in new missile test, South says

North Korea in new missile test, South says 21 May 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright EPA Image caption There have been a number of missile tests by North Korea (file photo) North Korea has conducted another missile test, South Korea’s military has said....
South Korean vote may change outlook on N Korea

South Korean vote may change outlook on N Korea

South Koreans have started voting in an election that could have major consequences for the region. The vote comes following the ousting of former president Park Geun-Hye, who was indicted for corruption earlier this year and is awaiting trial. More than 139,000...
Polls open in South Korea presidential election

Polls open in South Korea presidential election

Polls open in South Korea presidential election 8 May 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Reuters Image caption Voters are choosing between 13 candidates Polls have opened in South Korea’s presidential election, called early after a corruption scandal...
One million children flee South Sudan

One million children flee South Sudan

South Sudan crisis: One million child refugees 8 May 2017 From the section Africa Image copyright AFP Image caption Over two million children displaced following South Sudan civil war More than one million children have fled South Sudan because of escalating conflict,...
India launches 'invaluable' South Asia satellite

India launches 'invaluable' South Asia satellite

India launches ‘invaluable’ South Asia satellite 5 May 2017 From the section India Image copyright ISRO Image caption Indian space agency’s trusted GSLV rocket carried the satellite into space India has successfully launched a new communications...
US missile system in South Korea goes live

US missile system in South Korea goes live

A US anti-missile defence system deployed in South Korea is now operational and can defend against North Korean missiles, Seoul has said. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defence interceptor system (THAAD) has “early capability” to respond to North...
North and South Korea show off military power

North and South Korea show off military power

Large-scale military exercises have been held in both North and South Korea over the last five days. In the South, US and South Korean forces obliterated targets painted on a hillside with fighter jets, tanks, and attack helicopters. In the North, hundreds of...
US submarine arrives in South Korea as tensions rise

US submarine arrives in South Korea as tensions rise

US submarine arrives in South Korea as tensions rise 25 April 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Reuters Image caption The USS Michigan, which has made a port call in Busan, is a nuclear-powered submarine A US submarine has arrived in South Korea, amid worries...
Henri Van Breda denies South Africa axe murders

Henri Van Breda denies South Africa axe murders

Henri Van Breda denies South Africa axe murders 24 April 2017 From the section Africa Image copyright AFP Image caption Henri van Breda pleaded “not guilty” A man accused of killing his parents and older brother in a frenzied axe attack in Stellenbosh in...
South Africa bus crash 'kills 20 children'

South Africa bus crash 'kills 20 children'

South Africa bus crash ‘kills 20 children’ 21 April 2017 From the section Africa Twenty children have been killed in a minibus crash near the South African capital Pretoria, emergency services have said. The children died after the vehicle burst into...
South Korean man dies after eating toads

South Korean man dies after eating toads

South Korean man dies after eating toads 21 April 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It is not known which species of toad the man consumed, but some like the cane toad can produce a poison through their skin A South Korean man has...
N Korea missile launch fails, says South Korea

N Korea missile launch fails, says South Korea

N Korea missile launch fails, says South Korea 16 April 2017 From the section Asia North Korea has attempted to launch a missile on its east coast which is believed to have failed, South Korea’s military says. It comes a day after the state warned the US that it...
Anti-Zuma protests across South Africa

Anti-Zuma protests across South Africa

Anti-Zuma protests across South Africa 7 April 2017 From the section Africa Image copyright Reuters Image caption Demonstrators form the opposition Democratic Alliance in Johannesburg are due to converge a short distance from the ANC headquarters Protesters are...
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