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Macau police hunt for casino dealer after $6m theft

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Macau is the world’s largest gambling hub Police in Macau have said they are looking for a casino dealer who allegedly stole more than 47m Hong Kong dollars (£4m; $6m) worth of chips. Police have not named the casino, but Reuters news agency and local media reported the theft […]

North Korean phone users get photo beauty app

Image copyright DPRK Today Image caption The app allows North Korean mobile phone users to try out new looks A new mobile phone app developed in North Korea allows its users to experiment with new looks. While such photo manipulation apps are common around the world, it appears that Bomhyanggi 1.0 (Spring Scent) is the […]

China’s economy grows by 6.9% in 2017

Image copyright Getty Images China’s economy grew by 6.9% in 2017 according to official data – the first time in seven years the pace of growth has picked up. The figure beats Beijing’s official annual expansion target of about 6.5%. China is a key driver of the global economy and so the better-than-expected data is […]

North Korea crisis: South to continue talks with ‘clear eyes’

Media captionSouth Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha: “We understand North Korea better than anybody” South Korea says it will continue high-level talks with North Korea with “clear eyes” amid global warnings that Pyongyang might be playing for time to continue its nuclear-arms programme. “We have to make the most” of the opportunity, South Korean Foreign […]

Australia Day: Poll examines attitudes to controversial date

Media captionAustralia Day: Why a celebration has become controversial Less than half of Australians know the historical origin of the country’s national day, according to a poll. Australia Day, on 26 January, has been the subject of debate in recent times over concerns it is offensive to indigenous Australians. The day commemorates the arrival of […]

Koreas to march under single ‘united’ flag in Olympic Games

Image copyright AFP Image caption The “reunited” flag symbolises aspirations in both the North and South to end the nearly seven decades of division North and South Korea have agreed to march together under a single “unified Korea” flag at next month’s Winter Olympics in the South. They also agreed to field a joint women’s […]

Koreas to march under single ‘united’ flag in Olympic Games

Image copyright AFP Image caption The “reunited” flag symbolises aspirations in both the North and South to end the nearly seven decades of division North and South Korea have agreed to march together under a single “unified Korea” flag at next month’s Winter Olympics in the South. They also agreed to field a joint women’s […]

India rape and murder: Suspect in Haryana case found dead

Image copyright AFP Image caption The case had triggered protests against Haryana’s chief minister Indian police say they have found the body of a teenage boy who was the main suspect in a rape and murder case in the northern state of Haryana. A manhunt was launched after the girl’s parents alleged he abducted her. […]

Jallikattu: Five gored to death at Indian bull-taming event

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Activists say the sport puts the players and the animals at risk At least five men in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu have been gored to death while watching a bull-taming contest known as Jallikattu. The men were spectators at events held since Sunday. The controversial sport […]

Delhi parents to watch government schools via CCTV

Image copyright Steffi Loos/Getty Images Image caption Surveillance cameras will soon be placed in Delhi’s school classrooms Parents in India’s capital will soon be able to watch their children in the classroom in real time, using a mobile phone app. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said CCTV will be installed in all government schools within […]