Black snow troubles pollution-weary Kazakhs in Temirtau

Skip Instagram post by temirtau.city Автор @toleubai.aldiyar Поиграем в снежки? ☺ #темиртау #temirtau #temirtaucity A post shared by Темиртау | Казахстан (@temirtau.city) on Jan 5, 2018 at 6:08am PST End of Instagram post by temirtau.city Image Copyright temirtau.city temirtau.city Much of the snow in the city of Temirtau in central Kazakhstan is black. Instead of […]

YouTube punishes Logan Paul over Japan suicide video

YouTube punishes Logan Paul over Japan suicide video

Media captionHow Logan and Jake Paul became social media superstars YouTube has cut some business ties with Logan Paul, the hugely popular vlogger who posted a video showing the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan. Paul’s channels were removed from YouTube’s Google Preferred programme, where brands sell ads on the platform’s top 5% […]

Yakuza boss arrested in Thailand after tattoos go viral

Image copyright AFP Image caption Shigeharu Shirai is to be extradited to Japan Thai police have arrested a Japanese yakuza boss on the run for 15 years after pictures of his tattoos went viral on Facebook. Shigeharu Shirai is accused of murdering a gang rival in 2003. The photographs of the 74-year old fugitive’s elaborate […]

Koala screwed to post sparks anger in Australia

Image copyright KOALA RESCUE QUEENSLAND Image caption The incident has drawn widespread condemnation Australian animal welfare authorities are investigating the discovery of a dead koala that was screwed to a wooden post, in an act criticised as “sick”. The incident has caused widespread anger after a photo of the marsupial was posted on social media. […]

Kazuyoshi Miura: Japanese striker signs new deal at 50

In 2017 Kazuyoshi Miura (centre) became the oldest professional footballer to score a competitive goal, beating Sir Stanley Matthews’ 52-year-long record. Striker Kazuyoshi Miura, who turns 51 next month, has signed a new contract with Japanese second division club Yokohama FC. The deal means he will enter the 33rd season of his record-breaking career, which […]

Zainab murder: Riots in Pakistan’s Kasur after child rape and killing

Image caption Seven-year-old Zainab was raped and murdered Two protesters have died in rioting over the latest in a series of child murders in the Pakistani city of Kasur. The body of seven-year-old Zainab was found in a rubbish dump on Tuesday, several days after she went missing. She had been raped and strangled. Angry […]

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar army admits killings

Image copyright AFP Image caption Entire villages were burned during the violence that broke out in August last year Myanmar’s army has admitted for the first time its soldiers were involved in the killing of Rohingya Muslims in recent violence in Rakhine state. It said an inquiry had found that four members of the security […]

Trump deserves credit for Korea talks, says President Moon

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Moon said Trump deserved credit for the pressure that had led North Korea to take part in talks South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in says his US counterpart, Donald Trump, “deserves big credit” for talks between South and North Korea. The talks, held on Tuesday, were the first in […]

North Korea to send team to Winter Olympic Games

Media captionNorth and South Korea had a warm meeting in the DMZ North Korea is to send a delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games taking place in South Korea in February, officials from the South say. The breakthrough announcement came as the countries met for their first high-level talks in more than two years. […]

North Korea will send team to the Olympic Games

Image copyright EPA Image caption The meeting is the first high-level talks in more than two years North Korea has said it will send a delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, taking place in South Korea in February, says Seoul. The breakthrough announcement came as the countries met for their first high-level talks in […]