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  • Australia cafe siege inquest finds police waited too long

    A coroner's inquest into an attack on a cafe in the Australian city of Sydney has found police waited too long to resolve the situation. Two hostages and the gunman were killed during the Lindt cafe siege more than two years ago.

    Australia cafe siege inquest finds police waited too long
    Australia cafe siege inquest finds police waited too long

    A coroner's inquest into an attack on a cafe in the Australian city of Sydney has found police waited too long to resolve the situation. Two hostages and the gunman were killed during the Lindt cafe siege more than two years ago.

    02:25May 24, 2017

  • Thailand: Deep divisions remain since 2014 military coup

    It has been three years since a military coup deposed Yingluck Shinawatra, who was then prime minister.

     Thailand: Deep divisions remain since 2014 military coup
  • Myanmar set for peace talks with rebel groups

    Peace talks aimed at ending Myanmar's numerous long-running ethnic conflicts are due to get under way in the country's capital on Wednesday. The leaders of a number of armed groups have arrived in Naypyidaw.

    Myanmar set for peace talks with rebel groups
  • Park Geun-hye trial: Former South Korean president accused of corruption

    Park Geun-hye, South Korea's impeached former president, has suffered a setback on the first day of her corruption trial. She is accused of accepting millions of dollars in bribes from some of South Korea's biggest companies.

    Park Geun-hye trial: Former South Korean president accused of corruption
  • How life has changed in Thailand since 2014 military coup

    May 22 marks three years since the then-Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai Army Prayuth Chan-o-cha staged a military coup against Yingluck Shinawat’s government and took power.

    How life has changed in Thailand since 2014 military coup
  • North Korea launches second missile test in a week

    North Korea has test-fired another missile - the second in a week. And it's again sparked concerns and anger in capitals across East Asia, with Japan and South Korea condemning the launch in strong terms.

    North Korea launches second missile test in a week
  • Architect Takharu Tezuka explains the open-plan kindergarten

    Hundreds of experts are thinking about the future of our urban environments during the World Cities Summit in China. Many have been influenced by designers such as Tokyo's Takharu Tezuka who has pioneered the open-plan kindergarten.

    Architect Takharu Tezuka explains the open-plan kindergarten
    Architect Takharu Tezuka explains the open-plan kindergarten

    Hundreds of experts are thinking about the future of our urban environments during the World Cities Summit in China. Many have been influenced by designers such as Tokyo's Takharu Tezuka who has pioneered the open-plan kindergarten.

    02:35May 20, 2017

  • Indonesia plans measures to protect peat reserve

    Global environmental experts are gathering in Jakarta to discuss ways to improve the world's peat reserves. Indonesia has the world’s largest peat reserve, and preserving it is crucial in combatting climate change.

    Indonesia plans measures to protect peat reserve
  • Companies show off military hardware in Singapore

    The companies that arm the world’s naval forces have been showing off their new military hardware in Singapore. Asia is expected to drive future demand for the latest maritime technology, accounting for nearly one-third of global defence budgets.

    Companies show off military hardware in Singapore
  • How Singapore became a global military industry hub

    Companies arming the world's navies have been displaying their latest technology in a major maritime defence show in Singapore.

    How Singapore became a global military industry hub
  • 101 East - Afghanistan: Asylum Denied promo

    As Europe deports tens of thousands of Afghans, they are returning home to a country besieged by poverty and an intensifying war.

    101 East - Afghanistan: Asylum Denied promo
  • Seoul wants communication lines restored with North Korea

    South Korea's president is warning a military confrontation with North Korea is 'highly possible'. But he has not given up on a dialogue, and the government wants to re-open communication lines.

    Seoul wants communication lines restored with North Korea