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On the deadly scene of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash

Freelance photographer John Wendle describes the harrowing moment he arrived on the scene of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash. I got here late last night at about 10.30pm. The wreck was still burning. Bits of metal smouldering and a rescue team were hosing the wreckage down. Show More Summary

Hong Kong protesters have ‘Beijing’s tentacles’ in sight

In a mass demonstration in Hong Kong on Tuesday, protesters are hoping their Beijing-based masters get the "message" and leave them alone.

The Thai fortune-teller who has lost faith in the future

To me, it sounded like one of the best known fortune-tellers in south east Asia, Luck Rakanithes, believes he made his own luck.

Thailand: how fortune-tellers predicted military coup

In Thailand, the politicians have gone and the public’s been silenced. It is the military men who run the country now. The streets – well they’re peaceful enough – but what the generals possess in firepower, they lack in earthly confidence. Show More Summary

North Waziristan: fleeing before the bombardment begins

Unnamed officials in the capital Islamabad said they were giving people a chance to escape before a fully-fledged ground offensive begins.

Karachi airport attack: Pakistan’s embarrassment

The Taliban-claimed attack on an international airport in Karachi is an illustration of Pakistan's inability to defend key installations - and a major blow to peace talks.

How will ‘authoritarian’ Qatar cope with beer-swilling football fans?

We discovered another side to Qatar, a deeply conservative, authoritarian nation, personified in my mind by the man who stopped his car as we tried to take some pictures in a park.

Thai military raids target ‘red shirt’ protest leaders

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

Since the military coup in Thailand, the junta has produced lists of the people it wants to report to army bases, sending many leaders of the red shirt protest movement into hiding.

Thailand post-coup: protests amid media crackdown

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

More demonstrations on the streets of Bangkok as the military summons newspaper editors and bans gatherings of more than five people at a time.

A job too far for Thailand’s new prime minister

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

General Prayuth's decision to make himself Thailand's prime minister means he now has full ownership of the country's long-running and intractable political crisis.

General Prayeth vs Dr Seri: a glimpse of the Thai army’s tactics?

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

We get our first glimpse of General Prayuth Chan-ocha's masterplan for Thailand's future - which includes the arrest of a popular protest leader.

North Korean defector: ‘I saw people dead on the street’

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

A mother and son, who face execution in North Korea, say they fled the country because they were always hungry.

Risking near-certain death to escape from North Korea

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

North Koreans caught trying to flee their country face execution. But for one mother and her son, the risk was worth it.

Is Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra a victim of ‘juristocracy’?

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

Thailand's constitutional court strikes again as Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is booted out of office after being found guilty of abuse of power.

Lese majeste: those who dare defy the King of Thailand

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

Her name is Chatwadee Amornphat but her friends call her Rose. She works in London as a hairdresser – nothing special she says – another foot-solider in this multi-cultural mega-city’s workforce. Still, there is more to Rose than meets the eye. Show More Summary

Gay, pregnant and unmarried, or like a drink? Don’t go to Brunei

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

Brunei may be small - but it is earning an over-sized reputation for brutality as it introduces Sharia law punishments for offences including pregnancy outside marriage and homosexual acts.

Flight MH370: looking for haystacks in the wrong field

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

The recovery teams are quickly losing their best opportunity to find the plane. They have to find what is left of it to have any chance of understanding what really happened.

On the lookout ‘indefinitely’ for flight MH370

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

We're walked to the edge of the runway, where the pilot tells us what he and rest of the crew saw – or in today's case what they didn't see.

Missing Malaysia flight: deliberate and well-thought through?

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

Last night Malaysia's transport minister told me flight MH370's data communication system had been deliberately disabled before the last verbal communication from the aircraft.

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