• 14 June 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rex Tillerson was speaking at a hearing at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee The US is considering sanctions on countries that do illegal business with North Korea, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has warned.He said the White House would soon have to decide whether to impose "secondary sanctions" on...

  • 14 June 2017 From the section Australia Image copyright Reuters Image caption This picture taken in 2014 shows asylum-seekers at a Manus Island detention centre The Australian government and its contractors have offered compensation totalling A$70m (£41m; $53m) to refugees detained in Papua New Guinea.The 1,905 claimants had alleged they suffered harm while being held on PNG's Manus Island...

  • 14 June 2017 From the section Australia Image copyright Empics Image caption Roxane Gay (L) was interviewed for a podcast at Mia Freedman's publication It was meant to be an interview to promote a book.But Mia Freedman's podcast chat with feminist author Roxane Gay has been overshadowed by the words used to trail it online.Ms Freedman wrote about wondering whether Ms Gay would "fit in to the...

  • 14 June 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mr Lee Hsien Loong is the eldest son of the late and revered Singaporean leader Lee Kuan Yew A long-running feud among the family of Singapore's prime minister over the legacy of their father, the country's first leader, has resurfaced. In Facebook posts, two of PM Lee Hsien Loong's siblings accused him of going...

  • Have A Nice Day, Chinese gangster animation, blocked in France By Stephen McDonell BBC News, Beijing 14 June 2017 Image copyright Nezha Bros Pictures/Le-joy Animation Studio The makers of a cutting-edge Chinese film that was pulled from the world's premier animation festival following government pressure from Beijing say they still hope the movie will get a run in cinemas at home later this...

  • 14 June 2017 From the section China Image copyright Anbang Insurance Group Image caption Wu Xiaohui was long thought to be one of China's most politically-connected businessmen The head of Chinese insurance and financial giant Anbang is reported to have been detained by the authorities. The company, one of the country's richest and most powerful, said Wu Xiaohui was stepping aside as chairman.It...

  • 14 June 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Reuters Image caption Locals in Cincinnati turned out to welcome Otto Warmbier home The parents of Otto Warmbier, the US student who is in a coma after being freed this week by North Korea, say he was "brutalised" by a "pariah regime".The 22-year-old is now being treated in hospital after the flight carrying him landed in Ohio on Tuesday.Mr...

  • 13 June 2017 From the section Business Image copyright Getty Images Japanese electronics giant Toshiba says it is facing a fresh lawsuit from another group of foreign investors seeking damages following its $1.2bn accounting scandal. The company says it has now been served with 26 complaints in total, demanding nearly $1bn in compensation. Last month, Toshiba warned it could collapse because of...

  • 13 June 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Reuters Image caption Dennis Rodman was mobbed by the press at Beijing airport en route to Pyongyang Controversial US basketball star Dennis Rodman is returning for a visit to North Korea.The former NBA player is travelling as a private citizen."I'm just trying to open the door," he told reporters at Beijing airport, en route to the reclusive...

  • 13 June 2017 From the section Australia Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gambling is illegal in China, except for Macau Casino operator Crown Resorts says its employees who were detained in China last year have been formally charged with illegally promoting gambling.Crown said in October 18 staff had been held after a police operation believed to target its marketing activities.Among...

  • By Jonah Fisher BBC News, Myanmar 13 June 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright UNDP Image caption Renata Lok-Dessallien is currently on leave The United Nations has confirmed that its top official in Myanmar is being moved from her position. Diplomatic and aid community sources in Yangon told the BBC the decision was linked to Renata Lok-Dessallien's failure to prioritise human rights. In...

  • 13 June 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean Image copyright China News Service Image caption The foreign ministers of Panama and China clinked glasses to celebrate Panama's change of allegiance Panama has cut long-standing diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favour of establishing relations with China, in a diplomatic coup for Beijing. The Panamanian government said it recognised...

  • 13 June 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Rescue efforts are being hampered by bad weather Heavy monsoon rain has triggered landslides in south-east Bangladesh, with officials reporting at least 107 people killed, including five soldiers.A spokesman for the Rangamati district administration said at least 60 people were killed in a series of landslides...

  • 13 June 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Reuters Image caption The police officers said they refused to leave the construction workers behind Ten people ran through gunfire to escape fighting in a Philippine city seized by militants, as five more civilians deaths were reported. Militants who declared allegiance to the so-called Islamic State took over parts of Marawi on the island of...

  • 13 June 2017 From the section Asia Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUS student Otto Warmbier said he was "a poor scapegoat" before he was jailed in 2016US student Otto Warmbier has been freed from jail in North Korea, but his parents say he has been in a coma for a year.The US secretary of state said the 22-year-old was on his way home to the US.The Warmbier family told...

  • 12 June 2017 From the section India Image copyright Press Trust of India Image caption Farmers in Maharashtra have dumped their produce on the roads in protest against low prices Farmers in the western Indian state of Maharashtra have temporarily ended a protest after the state government promised to write off their loans.The farmers had been protesting since 1 June to demand better prices for...

  • 12 June 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Reuters Image caption Facebook has yet to comment on the death sentence A man accused of posting blasphemous content to Facebook has been sentenced to death by a court in Pakistan.Taimoor Raza was convicted after allegedly posting remarks about the Prophet Muhammad, his wives and companions within the site's comments.The public prosecutor...

  • 12 June 2017 From the section India Image caption Ms Raj says she wants "permanent solutions" and "not a usual response" A para-athlete has criticised poor infrastructure for disabled passengers on Indian trains after she was forced to sleep on the floor of a carriage. Suvarna Raj told the BBC she was given an upper berth against the rules."It's impossible for a wheelchair-bound person to climb...

  • 12 June 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Facebook: TommyReza Chokolatoz Image caption Kind-hearted Indonesians reacted to Mr Suratman's plight in a strong show of support Netizens in Indonesia have rallied together in support of an elderly banana seller who said he was robbed of more than 1m rupiah ($80; £62).Suratman, 94, said he was approached by a driver and asked to enter a...

  • 12 June 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright EPA Image caption The hole in the engine casing of the Airbus A330 was discovered shortly after take-off A China Eastern Airlines plane has had to turn back to Sydney airport after a technical failure which left a hole in an engine casing.Flight MU736 was heading from Sydney, Australia to Shanghai, but the pilot reported problems with the engine...