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Donald Trump ‘hopes Kim Jong-un is rational’ as he warns of ‘major, major’ conflict with North Korea

2017-04-28 European News Comments Off on Donald Trump ‘hopes Kim Jong-un is rational’ as he warns of ‘major, major’ conflict with North Korea
Donald Trump said on Thursday he hoped Kim Jong-un was “rational” as the US President warned a major conflict with North Korea was possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programmes. “There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely,” Mr Trump told Reuters in an Read More

Dramatic hospital reunion of frail Second World War veterans moves China

2017-04-27 European News Comments Off on Dramatic hospital reunion of frail Second World War veterans moves China
Peering towards each other after being reunited by chance in the same intensive care unit, two frail and aged Chinese veterans agreed one last mission – to make it out of the hospital together. The story of the two fragile men who fought side-by-side in the Second World War has touched the heart of China, generating Read More

Indian schoolgirls form human chain to pull bus out of mud

2017-04-27 European News Comments Off on Indian schoolgirls form human chain to pull bus out of mud
A photo showing a group of Indian schoolgirls forming a human chain to pull a broken-down bus has gone viral on social media, with users calling it a testament to the strength of girl power. The schoolgirls, from Manipur in north-east India, were on a school trip when their bus broke down on a steep, muddy Read More

Hong Kong police arrest further nine pro-democracy activists

2017-04-27 European News Comments Off on Hong Kong police arrest further nine pro-democracy activists
At least nine pro-democracy activists were arrested by Hong Kong police on Thursday – the latest in a string of arrests in connection with an anti-government protest that took place last November.  The new arrests came only a day after two outspoken pro-independence lawmakers were detained and interrogated by police over their attempt to re-enter a parliamentary meeting, after Read More

Prosectors vow to arrest Red Bull heir after court no-show for alleged hit-and-run that killed policeman

2017-04-27 European News Comments Off on Prosectors vow to arrest Red Bull heir after court no-show for alleged hit-and-run that killed policeman
Thai prosecutors vowed Thursday to seek the first arrest warrant for the heir to the Red Bull fortune after he dodged the latest summons to hear charges over a 2012 hit-and-run in his Ferrari that left a policeman dead. The threat comes after years of public anger over the lack of progress in a case Read More

Mother of Thai girl killed by father on Facebook Live speaks of horror at stumbling across video

2017-04-27 European News Comments Off on Mother of Thai girl killed by father on Facebook Live speaks of horror at stumbling across video
The distraught Thai mother of a baby girl killed by her boyfriend in a murder he broadcast on Facebook Live has described the harrowing moment she stumbled across the video and rushed to alert police. The killing on Monday evening caused revulsion both in Thailand and around the world, sparking renewed debate about what can Read More

US vows to bring Kim Jong-un ‘to his senses’ amid rising North Korea tensions

2017-04-26 European News Comments Off on US vows to bring Kim Jong-un ‘to his senses’ amid rising North Korea tensions
The top US military commander in the Pacific has said that America wanted to bring Kim Jong-un “to his senses” as he warned North Korea could strike American soil. It came as the Trump administration announced a tightening of sanctions against North Korea and a stepping up of diplomatic efforts amid mounting tensions over Pyongyang’s Read More

Missing Taiwanese trekker found after more than a month in Himalayas just three days after girlfriend dies alongside him

2017-04-26 European News Comments Off on Missing Taiwanese trekker found after more than a month in Himalayas just three days after girlfriend dies alongside him
Trekking officials in Nepal have a rescued a Taiwanese man who was missing on a mountain for 47 days, but his girlfriend had died just three days before they were discovered. Asian Trekking agency official Madhav Basnet said 21-year-old Liang Sheng-yueh was found Wednesday on the ledge of a waterfall and was flown by helicopter Read More

North Korea releases dramatic images of ‘largest ever’ live fire drill amid tensions with the US

2017-04-26 European News Comments Off on North Korea releases dramatic images of ‘largest ever’ live fire drill amid tensions with the US
North Korea has released images of live fire drills to mark the 85th anniversary of the founding of the country’s army.  Video of the day shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un striking a defiant pose as he attended what was described by official media as his country’s largest ever live fire drill. “More than 300 large-caliber self-propelled Read More

Hong Kong arrests ousted pro-independence lawmakers over oath-taking fiasco

2017-04-26 European News Comments Off on Hong Kong arrests ousted pro-independence lawmakers over oath-taking fiasco
Two former Hong Kong pro-independence lawmakers were arrested without warning by local police on Wednesday morning as part of what many fear to be a wider crackdown on dissent by the Beijing government.  Police raided the homes of Yau Wai-Ching and Sixtus “Baggio” Leung, both of the Youngspiration party, at 7am before they were interrogated and later released Read More