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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...
Vietnam drills for oil in South China Sea

Vietnam drills for oil in South China Sea

Vietnam drills for oil in South China Sea By Bill Hayton BBC News 5 July 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP Image caption The two countries had a tense stand-off in 2014 when China drilled for oil in disputed waters Vietnam has begun drilling for oil in an...
North Korea refuses Olympic offer from South

North Korea refuses Olympic offer from South

North Korea refuses Olympic offer from South 26 June 2017 From the section Asia 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...
South Korea pitches joint World Cup with North

South Korea pitches joint World Cup with North

South Korea is hoping to ease regional tensions with a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup with North Korea, China and Japan. The South and North remain locked in a decades long conflict, Japan has no diplomatic relations with North Korea, while China is...
US warns Beijing on South China Sea islands

US warns Beijing on South China Sea islands

US warns Beijing on South China Sea islands 3 June 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Getty Images Image caption China is one of a number of countries who lay claim to parts of the South China Sea The US will not accept China’s militarisation of man-made...
South Sudan vaccination error kills 15 children

South Sudan vaccination error kills 15 children

South Sudan vaccination error kills 15 children 2 June 2017 From the section Africa Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A report said the same needle was used over and over again, without sterilisation At least 15 children have died in South Sudan from a...
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...
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