• 23 July 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe van smashed into the parked police car before racing offA suspected drug carrier has been arrested after crashing a van packed with A$200m (£112m; $140m) of methamphetamine into a patrol car parked outside a police station in Sydney, Australia.The 28-year-old driver hit the police car at speed, crushing its bonnet,...

  • By James Gallagher Health and science correspondent, BBC News 23 July 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Malaria parasites resistant to key drugs have spread rapidly in South East Asia, researchers from the UK and Thailand say.The parasites have moved from Cambodia to Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, where half of patients are not being cured by first-choice drugs. Researchers say the findings raise...

  • 23 July 2019 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mack Horton (left) refused to join rival Sun Yang (centre) on a medal podium Swimming's international governing body has issued a warning to Australian athlete Mack Horton over his controversial protest against Chinese rival Sun Yang.Horton refused to share a medal podium with Sun at the World Aquatics Championships in South Korea on Sunday.He...

  • 23 July 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Huawei has cut more than 600 jobs at its US research unit Futurewei after Washington put the Chinese firm on a trade blacklist.The telecoms giant said the job cuts were due to "the curtailment of business operations caused by the US". Washington added Huawei to its "entity list" in May which restricts its ability to trade with US firms.Tensions between...

  • 23 July 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe haul was Singapore's largest ivory seizure to dateSingapore authorities have seized 8.8 tonnes (8,800kg) of elephant ivory, its largest seizure to date. Authorities estimate that the tusks, valued at $12.9m (£10.4m), have come from nearly 300 African elephants. Some 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales valued at $35.7m...

  • 23 July 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump said Mr Modi had asked him to play mediator in the Kashmir conflict India has denied that PM Narendra Modi asked US President Donald Trump to mediate in the longstanding Kashmir conflict with Pakistan.The Indian foreign ministry tweeted that "no such request" had been made, adding that all issues with Pakistan were "discussed only...

  • 23 July 2019 Related TopicsTiananmen Square protests of 1989 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Li Peng, was known as the "Butcher of Beijing" for his role in the Tiananmen crackdown Former Chinese Premier Li Peng, who ordered martial law during the 1989 Tiananmen protests, has died at the age of 90, state media have announced.Li died on Monday evening in Beijing of an unspecified illness.He...

  • 23 July 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption South Korea said a Russian A-50 early warning and control plane twice violated its airspace (file photo) Russia says it has carried out its first ever joint air patrol with China, prompting both South Korea and Japan to send jets in response.The defence ministry says four bombers, supported by fighter jets, patrolled a pre-planned route...

  • 22 July 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Trading in China's Nasdaq-style technology board got off to a solid start. Shares surged in the so-called Star market with one top performer shooting above 400%.China said last year it would launch the technology-focused trading board as it sought to cement Shanghai's role as a global financial hub.China, embroiled in a trade war with the US, is trying...

  • Chinese boy offered pilot lessons after late night joyride By News from Elsewhere... ...as found by BBC Monitoring 22 July 2019 Image copyright Jiangsu TV Image caption The 13-year-old crashed one plane into a nearby guardrail A Chinese teenager has been handed a hefty fine after he broke into an airport and took two planes for a late-night joyride. But he has also been offered a rare...

  • 22 July 2019 Image copyright AFP Image caption Yukiya Amano had been expected to step down in March due to illness The head of the global nuclear watchdog, Yukiya Amano, has died at the age of 72, the agency announced. He has led the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) since 2009, and was due to step down in March because of an unspecified illness.During his tenure he had overseen a period...

  • 22 July 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mack Horton (left) refused to join rival Sun Yang on a medal podium Australian swimmer Mack Horton has publicly reignited his feud with Chinese rival Sun Yang, years after accusing him of being a "drug cheat".Sun pipped Horton to claim gold in the 400m freestyle at the World Aquatics Championships in South Korea on Sunday.Horton later...

  • 22 July 2019 Image copyright Andrew Maher/MarineTraffic.com Image caption Two of the crew on the CK Bluebell sustained minor injuries Armed pirates have stormed a South Korean cargo ship in the South China Sea, stealing thousands of dollars and the sailors' shoes. The seven pirates - who were armed with guns and knives - attacked the CK Bluebell on Monday and took $13,000 (£10,400) cash,...

  • 22 July 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionScientists at the Sriharikota space station applauded the launchIndia has successfully launched its second lunar mission a week after it halted the scheduled blast-off due to a technical snag.Chandrayaan-2 was launched at 14:43 local time (09:13 GMT) from the Sriharikota space station. India's space chief said his agency had...

  • 22 July 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPresident Trump hosts a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran KhanPakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is holding his first face-to-face talks with US President Donald Trump during a trip to Washington DC.The meeting is part of a push to mend relations, which have been strained by the Afghan conflict.Mr Trump reduced...

  • 22 July 2019 Related TopicsHong Kong extradition protests Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA large group of masked men in white T-shirts stormed Yuen Long stationHong Kong police are facing accusations of failing to protect pro-democracy activists who were attacked by unidentified assailants on Sunday.Opposition lawmakers say police inaction allowed criminals to beat up...

  • 22 July 2019 Related TopicsHong Kong extradition protests Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA large group of masked men in white T-shirts stormed Yuen Long stationOn Sunday, dozens of masked men stormed a train station in Hong Kong - assaulting people returning home after a pro-democracy protest, as well as passers-by, with wooden sticks and metal rods.The violence left...

  • 21 July 2019 Related TopicsHong Kong extradition protests Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTear gas fired at Hong Kong pro-democracy protestRiot police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters in Hong Kong following a large pro-democracy rally in the city. Officers charged demonstrators who threw objects at police lines.The clashes came after marchers ignored...

  • 20 July 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Simon Yam starred in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life Hong Kong actor and film producer Simon Yam has been stabbed while speaking on stage at a promotional event in China.The star, who has appeared in numerous award-winning films, was in the city of Zhongshan when the incident happened.Video shared on Weibo, the Chinese...

  • 20 July 2019 Related TopicsHong Kong extradition protests Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption'You are fake news' - BBC correspondent heckled live on airHong Kong police are investigating whether a haul of explosives found there is linked to ongoing protests.The police said it was the biggest seizure of the explosive TATP they had ever made. Other weapons and protest...