Protesters demanding harsher laws against rape have taken to the street outside the presidential palace in Jakarta.
The alleged gang rape and murder of a Indonesian schoolgirl has sparked more than 200 people to gather in Jakarta, calling for an end to violence.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo's administration has pledged to resume executions by firing squad at a prison on Nusakambangan Island.
The Chinese army is attempting to swell its ranks with an expensive new recruitment video portraying the country's armed forces as a cross between a video game...
A video showing police officers in New Zealand dancing in a carpark has attracted millions of views and thousands of shares on Facebook.
Social media users have highlighted the brutality of the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl, sparking calls for action.
The father of a five-year-old boy sent signed shirts from football player Lionel Messi says the family has fled to Pakistan after receiving threats.
Four men accused of war crimes in 1971 have been sentenced to death by a Bangladeshi war crimes court.
More than 1,700 protesters were temporarily detained as they marked the anniversary of the end of Dutch rule.
The last prisoner in Chinese jails for participating in pro-democracy protests at Tiananmen Square in 1989 is to be realesed in October.
Auckland researchers have unlocked the secret behind post-surgery jetlag using the humble honey-bee.

Remains of Cook's Endeavour found

US scientists say they've very likely found the final resting place of Captain Cook's ship the HMS Endeavour.
Kind and compassionate doctors have healthier patients who are more likely to follow their advice, says Hearts in Healthcare co-founder.
Forest fires have devastated thousands of hectares of woodland, killed at least 18 people and sent a pall of smoke across the southern Himalayas.
The Indonesian government has been provided with a list of more than 100 mass graves of victims of the 1965 anti-communist massacres.

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