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BBC World News barred from airing in China - regulator

English-language BBC World News is not included in most TV channel packages in China but is available in some hotels and residences

12 Feb 2021 1:05 AM

Nepal bans three Indian climbers for six years for faking Mt Everest summit

The climbers had received the certificates of climbing the 8,848.86m mountain by submitting false details to the Department of Tourism

11 Feb 2021 6:18 PM

What the WHO coronavirus experts learned in Wuhan

The visit was politically sensitive for China which is concerned about any allegations it didn't handle the initial outbreak properly

10 Feb 2021 9:45 PM

WHO mission to China fails to find animal source of coronavirus

The experts spent one month in China, two weeks in quarantine and the same again on fieldwork

09 Feb 2021 6:15 PM

Thousands protest army takeover in Myanmar's biggest city

The U.S. Embassy called on the military to give up power, restore the democratically elected government and release those detained

07 Feb 2021 11:13 AM


Women detained in China's Xinjiang allegedly raped, sexually abused: BBC

The United States accuses China of committing genocide against Uighurs in Xinjiang

04 Feb 2021 1:19 PM

Myanmar blocks Facebook as resistance grows to coup

Service provider Telenor Myanmar confirmed that mobile operators and internet service providers had received a directive to block Facebook

04 Feb 2021 12:30 PM

Myanmar generals tighten grip on power as U.S. threatens sanctions

The crisis in Myanmar is one of the first major tests of Biden’s pledge to collaborate more with allies on international challenges

02 Feb 2021 12:24 PM

Why is the military taking control in Myanmar?

In the capital, internet and phone access appeared to be blocked and barbed wire road blocks were set up across Yangon

01 Feb 2021 4:57 PM

Myanmar's military stages coup, detains Aung San Suu Kyi

It justified the coup by alleging 'huge irregularities' in the November polls that the election commission had failed to address

01 Feb 2021 11:24 AM


Thousands flee Hong Kong for UK, fearing China crackdown

Some are leaving because they fear punishment for supporting the pro-democracy protests that swept the former British colony in 2019

01 Feb 2021 10:33 AM

WHO virus probe begins with fieldwork in ground-zero Wuhan

The highly politicised mission had been beset by delays, with China refusing access until mid-January

30 Jan 2021 12:07 PM

At least 34 killed as quake rocks Indonesia

Rescuers were searching for more than a dozen patients and staff trapped beneath the rubble of the levelled Mamuju hospital

15 Jan 2021 11:00 AM

Japanese Health Ministry finds new virus variant

Japan was working with other nations, the WHO and other medical experts to analyze the new version of the virus

11 Jan 2021 11:37 AM

Indonesian plane feared crashed after losing contact

Authorities and the airline gave no immediate indication as to why the plane suddenly went down

09 Jan 2021 8:44 PM


Mumbai attack mastermind and LeT commander Lakhvi gets 5-year jail term

The US had welcomed Lakhvi's arrest last week but said Pakistan should try him for the Mumbai attacks also

09 Jan 2021 4:11 AM

South Korea reports record virus surge on Christmas Day

The nation has been held up as a model of how to combat the virus, but Friday saw a record 1,241 new infections

25 Dec 2020 1:11 PM

Pharma chief urges transparency in virus vaccine rollout

Takeda inked a deal with the Japanese government and US firm Moderna Therapeutics to import and distribute 50 million doses of its vaccine

20 Dec 2020 12:32 PM

Azerbaijan captures key Karabakh town of Shusha; Armenia vows to fight on

Clashes broke out in late September between Azerbaijan and Armenia-backed separatists over control of Karabakh

08 Nov 2020 5:00 PM

Kabul University attack: Aghanistan in mourning after Islamic State strike kills 22

Outside Kabul University Tuesday a small group of demonstrators gathered demanding a cease-fire

03 Nov 2020 3:52 PM