News from: BBC, DW & France24
- Pakistan mosque blast: More confirmed dead in marathon search of rubbleon 2023-01-31 at 09:18
An inquiry is under way into how a suicide bomber got into the high-security police quarters in Peshawar.
- US, South Korea defense chiefs vow to expand cooperationon 2023-01-31 at 06:50
Lloyd Austin and Lee Jong-sup have agreed to increase joint military drills after a year in which North Korea conducted an unprecedented number of missile tests.
- Tech War: Biden moves to halt US exports to Huawei, reports sayon 2023-01-31 at 05:50
Washington has been tightening its rules on exports of US technology to China for several years.
- Pakistan: Death toll climbs in Peshawar mosque attackon 2023-01-31 at 05:32
More bodies were recovered overnight, and rescue operations are still ongoing. Most of the victims were police officers.
- Australia domestic violence: Over 600 charged in four-day police operationon 2023-01-31 at 05:29
The four-day operation was aimed at addressing what is a massive problem in Australia.
- IMF says world not heading for 2023 recessionon 2023-01-31 at 04:55
The International Monetary Fund has given a brighter outlook in its latest report than in October, predicting that inflation will slow. It said that European economies had shown more resilience than expected.
- Budget 2023: The inequality problem of India’s growth storyon 2023-01-31 at 02:46
Experts say vulnerable sections of Indian society need more support as the economy recovers post Covid.
- India budget 2023: What happened to last year’s pledges?on 2023-01-31 at 01:11
Progress has been made on broad economic indicators, but some social welfare schemes have lagged behind.
- Namibia reports record level of rhino poachingon 2023-01-31 at 01:01
Rhino poaching in Namibia nearly doubled last year, according to government data.
- Singapore inequality: How a tote bag sparked a debate about classon 2023-01-30 at 22:05
A teenager’s post about her first “luxury bag” has drawn tens of millions of views.
- Organ donation: ‘My daughter was shot but lives on in those she saved’on 2023-01-30 at 22:02
Could the shooting of a six-year-old girl spark change in India where organ donation is rare?
- Incoming Czech President Pavel speaks with Taiwan’s leaderon 2023-01-30 at 19:20
The Czech President-elect Petr Pavel said his country shares "the values of freedom, democracy, and human rights" with Taiwan and pledged to boost the ties with the island.
- Swedish flag burnt in Jakarta amid Turkey Nato rowon 2023-01-30 at 18:55
Indonesia is the latest country to see anti-Sweden protests, after a Quran burning in Stockholm.
- Kyle Smaine: US freestyle skier dies aged 31 in avalanche in Japanon 2023-01-30 at 17:28
Former US world champion freestyle skier Kyle Smaine dies in an avalanche in Japan.
- Sichuan: Couples in Chinese province allowed to have unlimited childrenon 2023-01-30 at 17:04
As part of the policy in Sichuan, unmarried individuals will also be able to raise children.
- Pakistan: Blast near mosque in Peshawar leaves dozens deadon 2023-01-30 at 16:01
Authorities have said the majority of the casualties in a suspected suicide attack were police officers. Many of the injured were in critical condition.
- Covid in China: Officials say current wave is ‘coming to an end’on 2023-01-30 at 15:19
Authorities say the death toll has peaked, and there’s been no case spike during Lunar New Year.
- Will more NATO support increase tensions in Asia?on 2023-01-30 at 14:57
A visit to South Korea and Japan by the head of NATO this week highlights the alliance’s strategic priority to push back against China and North Korea, while addressing the global impact of Russia’s war in Ukraine.
- Rio Tinto apologises for losing radioactive capsule in Australiaon 2023-01-30 at 13:58
Rio Tinto says the tiny object went missing while being transported 1,400km across Western Australia.
- Bharat Jodo Yatra: Rahul Gandhi’s unity march ends in Kashmiron 2023-01-30 at 10:32
The Congress party MP said the march was aimed at uniting Indians against hatred and fear.
- Auckland floods: More heavy rain ahead for New Zealand’s largest cityon 2023-01-30 at 06:56
Authorities have issued severe weather warnings for New Zealand’s largest city and surrounding towns.
- Under-19 World Cup 2023: Indians celebrate after historic women’s winon 2023-01-30 at 06:33
India’s women cricket team beat England to win the inaugural Under-19 World Cup.
- Japan: Two skiers presumed dead after avalancheon 2023-01-30 at 06:16
Police are trying to confirm the identities and nationalities of the two men. They were caught in an avalanche in the Nagano region.
- Fact check: 4 myths about Mahatma Gandhion 2023-01-30 at 05:53
On the 75th anniversary of Gandhi’s assassination, DW examines claims related to his sexuality, an alleged friendship with Adolf Hitler, racism accusations and the evolution of his philosophy of nonviolence.
- Adani Group says Hindenburg fraud claim ‘calculated attack on India’on 2023-01-30 at 04:17
Last week the Indian firm owned by Asia’s richest man had more than $50bn wiped off its market value.
- North Korea teetering on the brink of a humanitarian crisison 2023-01-27 at 11:05
Pyongyang’s COVID-19 response, military aggression and disregard for its citizens may be leading to large-scale starvation. High prices and lack of access already mean some are going without food.
- Air India: The ‘flying maharajah’ gears up to rise againon 2023-01-27 at 07:59
After multiple mergers, a privatized Air India is set to become the region’s dominant airline once again. A record aircraft order is intended to renew its fleet after decades of government neglect.
- Cost of living: How onions became a luxury in the Philippineson 2023-01-27 at 00:49
The staple ingredient has become a symbol of the country’s rising cost of living.
- South Korea: ‘Protesting for 20 years and still no equal rights’on 2023-01-27 at 00:44
Disability rights activists are disrupting rush hour in Seoul’s subway stations to demand better access.
- Can China’s young generation reverse population decline?on 2023-01-26 at 13:57
China’s government is offering benefits for young people to start families. However, many women say the country’s demographic crisis won’t push them to have children.
- Republic Day: India celebrates with colourful paradeon 2023-01-26 at 10:11
India celebrates Republic Day – the day its constitution came into effect – with a grand spectacle.
- Australia Day: Why young Aussies are shunning their national holidayon 2023-01-25 at 18:40
A push to shift controversial Australia Day is gaining momentum – and increasingly in workplaces.
- China Covid: Coffins sell out as rural losses mounton 2023-01-25 at 10:03
The BBC finds evidence of a mounting death toll from the virus that’s ripped through villages.
- EU approves two insects for human consumptionon 2023-01-24 at 17:48
Swapping steaks for crickets can cut greenhouse gas pollution and slow species extinction, but persuading people to eat them will be tricky.
- Görlach Global: A new world order in the Asia-Pacific regionon 2023-01-24 at 06:05
Japan and South Korea are surrounded by nationalistic forces that pose poential threats in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. DW columnist Alexander Görlach explores their new defense alliance with the US.
- ICC under increasing pressure to suspend Afghanistanon 2023-01-23 at 14:52
The ICC is under increasing pressure to suspend Afghanistan as a full member nation due to the Taliban’s continued ban on women and girls participating in sport, as well as restrictions on education.
- Is Hong Kong tightening its grip on foreign journalists?on 2023-01-23 at 10:48
Hong Kong authorities have barred access to a Japanese photographer who documented the 2019 protests. Experts worry the crackdown on local media is being expanded to foreign journalists.
- Opinion: Germany’s economy faces huge challengeson 2023-01-02 at 07:09
These are tough times for realistic outlooks. The only thing that’s certain is that Germany’s economy is still looking strong, even three years into the ongoing crisis. But Henrik Böhme expects 2023 to be challenging.