Category Archives: ASIA

Drought well

India boy drowns in drought well

An 11-year-old boy has slipped into a deep well and drowned while fetching water in a drought-affected area in India’s western state of Maharashtra. TV pictures showed villagers pulling Sachin…

China growth

China’s economic growth slows to 6.7% in first quarter

China’s economy grew at an annual rate of 6.7% in the first quarter of the year, says the government. It is the slowest quarterly growth in the Chinese economy in…

Tigers

India may relocate tigers to Cambodia to grow global population

Tigers from India could be relocated to Cambodia as part of a plan to increase the animal’s global population. The decision to relocate tigers was agreed to in principle at…

Pan Aam crew

Inside a hijack: The unheard stories of the Pan Am 73 crew

Nearly 30 years after the hijack of Pan Am Flight 73 at Karachi airport, six of the plane’s crew have spoken to the media for the first time. “My first…

Obama in India

India, US seal nuclear deal

The US and India have announced a breakthrough on a pact that will allow American companies to supply India with civilian nuclear technology. It came on the first day of…

Obama in India

Obama arrives for 3-day India visit

US President Barack Obama has arrived in India for a three-day visit, where he will be protected by an unprecedented security operation. Thousands of security personnel have been deployed in…

japan

Japan election: Voting in Shinzo Abe’s snap poll

Millions of Japanese people are voting in a snap election called by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to boost support for his economic reforms. Voters will be choosing who sits in…

japan

Japan PM Shinzo Abe dissolves parliament for election

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dissolved parliament, paving the way for a snap election. Mr Abe is seeking a new mandate for economic reforms and is delaying an unpopular…

arrest

Vietnam business tycoon Ha Van Tham arrested for ‘fraud’

One of Vietnam’s richest business tycoons has been arrested on suspicion of lending fraud, authorities say. Ha Van Tham, a former chairman of the private Ocean Bank, was taken into…

heart

Surgeons transplant heart that had stopped beating

Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a “dead heart”. Donor hearts from adults usually come from people who are confirmed as brain dead but…