• 1
  • 2

Naruhito: Japan's new emperor prays for peace in new era

Emperor Naruhito was accompanied by his wife, Empress Masako, as he spoke at the Imperial Palace



Japan's Emperor Naruhito has given his first address after ascending the throne, expressing his hope for happiness and world peace.

His ascension was formalised earlier on Wednesday in a ceremony that saw him inherit the Imperial Treasures.

Read more: Naruhito: Japan's new emperor prays for peace in new era



CentralWorld: Deadly blaze at Bangkok shopping complex

Hundreds of people were evacuated from the shopping centre and hotel



At least two people have died after a fire broke out at a major Bangkok shopping centre complex on Wednesday.

The fire, which has now been brought under control, reportedly started on the building's eighth floor at about 17:40 local time (10:40 GMT).

Read more: CentralWorld: Deadly blaze at Bangkok shopping complex

Christchurch shootings: First funerals for victims of mosque attacks

The burials have been delayed because of the identification process



A father and son from Syria have been buried in the first funerals for those killed in the New Zealand mosque shootings that left 50 people dead.

Khaled Mustafa, 44, and Hamza, 16, arrived as refugees to New Zealand last year.

Read more: Christchurch shootings: First funerals for victims of mosque attacks


Related Articles