Xi Jinping: China’s president ‘to get own political theory’

Xi Jinping: China’s president ‘to get own political theory’

Media captionBBC China editor Carrie Gracie has a look at the Communist Party messages all over Beijing Chinese president Xi Jinping is to be given his own political theory, according to state news agency Xinhua. It will be known as “Xi Jinping Thought” and has 14 principles, the agency says. The theory is likely to […]

Pakistan militant leader ‘killed by drone’ in Afghanistan

Pakistan militant leader ‘killed by drone’ in Afghanistan

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Omar Khalid Khorasani, pictured in a photo taken from archive footage The leader of a Pakistani Islamist militant group has been killed by a suspected US drone attack in Afghanistan, its spokesman says. Omar Khalid Khorasani led Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban behind several high-profile bomb attacks inside […]

North Korea crisis: How to talk to the world’s most secretive country

North Korea crisis: How to talk to the world’s most secretive country

As tensions escalate between the US and North Korea, unofficial talks between the two sides continue – but what does this kind of backchannel discussion look like? It is 25 September 2013 in the German capital of Berlin. High-level North Korean officials and their former US counterparts stroll into a restaurant specialising in local cuisine. […]

Jacinda Ardern becomes New Zealand’s youngest woman leader

Jacinda Ardern becomes New Zealand’s youngest woman leader

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Labour’s Jacinda Ardern is the next prime minister New Zealand is set for a centre-left coalition government led by Labour head Jacinda Ardern. Ms Ardern has been opposition leader for the last three months. At 37, she is set to be the country’s youngest prime minister since 1856. Her […]

Xi Jinping: China’s president ‘to get own political theory’

Xi Jinping: China’s president ‘to get own political theory’

Media captionBBC China editor Carrie Gracie has a look at the Communist Party messages all over Beijing Chinese president Xi Jinping is to be given his own political theory, according to state news agency Xinhua. It will be known as “Xi Jinping Thought” and has 14 principles, the agency says. The theory is likely to […]

Afghan army base destroyed by Taliban suicide bombers

Afghan army base destroyed by Taliban suicide bombers

Image copyright EPA Image caption Afghan army soldiers search people at a checkpoint after the latest suicide attack At least 43 Afghan soldiers have been killed and nine wounded after two suicide bombers in Humvee trucks targeted a military base in the southern province of Kandahar. Six are still missing and 10 militants are also […]

Jacinda Ardern to lead New Zealand’s coalition government

Jacinda Ardern to lead New Zealand’s coalition government

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Labour’s Jacinda Ardern is the next prime minister New Zealand is set for a centre-left coalition government led by Labour head Jacinda Ardern. Ms Ardern has been opposition leader for the last three months. At 37, she is set to be the country’s youngest prime minister since 1856. Her […]

Myanmar fire guts iconic Yangon hotel Kandawgyi Palace

Myanmar fire guts iconic Yangon hotel Kandawgyi Palace

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The fire began in the early hours of Thursday morning A massive fire has destroyed an iconic luxury hotel in the city of Yangon in Myanmar, killing one person. Two others were injured in the blaze which began around 03:00 (20:30 GMT Wednesday) at the Kandawgyi Palace. The hotel, […]

Xi Jinping: China’s president given own political theory

Xi Jinping: China’s president given own political theory

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Xi Jinping became president of China in 2012 Chinese president Xi Jinping has been given his own political theory, according to state news agency Xinhua. It will be known as “Xi Jinping Thought” and has 14 principles, the agency says. The theory is likely to be incorporated into the […]

Myanmar Rohingya: What you need to know about the crisis

Myanmar Rohingya: What you need to know about the crisis

Image copyright Getty Images The plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people is said to be the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. Risking death by sea or on foot, more than half a million have fled the destruction of their homes and persecution in the northern Rakhine province of Myanmar (Burma) for neighbouring Bangladesh […]

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