Kim Jong-un offers rare apology over shooting and burning to death of South Korean official
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has offered a rare apology over the killing of a South Korean official near the disputed sea boundary. Mr Kim said he was “very sorry” about the incident, which he described as unexpected and “unsavoury",…
Chinese Tycoon who called Xi Jinping a clown jailed for 18 years
China sentenced a former property executive who once called Xi Jinping "a clown" to 18 years in prison for graft, a court said on Tuesday, in what some critics called an especially harsh sentence amid an ongoing clampdown on dissent.…
Yoshihide Suga: New Japanese prime minister formally elected to succeed Shinzo Abe
Japan's Parliament elected Yoshihide Suga as prime minister Wednesday, replacing long-serving leader Shinzo Abe with his right-hand man. Mr Suga had been chosen as leader of the ruling party on Monday, virtually assuring he would succeed Mr Abe, who resigned…
Thai protesters challenge monarchy as huge rally escalates
Thousands of protesters have marched in Bangkok to give police a letter of demands that openly challenges the monarchy and calls for reforms to curb the powers of the Thai king, Maha Vajiralongkorn. Protest leaders declared the handing over of…
India’s former president Pranab Mukherjee dies at 84 after testing positive for coronavirus
India’s former president Pranab Mukherjee has died aged 84 after testing positive for coronavirus. The senior leader of India’s Congress Party was admitted to hospital on 10 August after suffering a fall and had emergency surgery for a blood clot…