China says its lunar rover has entered the moon's orbit and will touch down on the surface in mid-December, state media say.
India has declared five days of national mourning in India for "Gandhian" Nelson Mandela.
Shanghai has kept children indoors and taken cars off the road as its air quality index hit extremely hazardous levels.
The Dalai Lama has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, saying he will miss his "dear friend".
Expect to hear a lot about the Trans Pacific Partnership in the next few days. As it moves into final stages of negotiations, outrage over some of its more...
Weak spots in the Earth's crust in the northwest Pacific contain the same kind of clay as that found at the fault that caused Japan's 2011 tsunami.
Federal authorities have confirmed a protest was held outside Australia's embassy in East Timor amid a spying row between the two countries.
A landmark case has begun in the Hague, looking into a multi-billion dollar oil agreement between Australia and East Timor. The case has sparked allegations of...
Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej has appealed for stability after violent anti-government protests as he marked his 86th birthday.
East Timor says it won't be deterred from challenging a multi-billion dollar oil and gas treaty with Australia in The Hague despite raids on a lawyer's office and...
Foreign Minister Julia Bishop has given Indonesia assurances Australia will not spy on Jakarta anymore as she tries to repair the damage to bilateral ties.
Drug-related spikes in HIV rates throughout South-East Asia pose a risk to Australians travelling to the regional hotspots, says Professor Robert Ali from the...
US Vice President Joe Biden says China must reduce regional tensions ramped up by the creation of an air defence identification zone over disputed islands.
Thailand's anti-government protesters and security forces have observed a temporary truce as the nation prepares to mark the birthday of the revered king, after...
The UN's new Green Climate Fund has a new headquarters, but its coffers are bare as developed countries fail to stump out promised funds.
The Indonesian foreign minister says Australia has signalled it is willing to agree to a six-point plan to heal a diplomatic rift over spying allegations.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will travel to Jakarta this week for talks on a new code of conduct demanded by Indonesia after the spying scandal.
Several days of street battles gave way to hugs and smiles after Thai police said they would no longer use force against protesters.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's uncle, seen as his nephew's political regent and one of the most powerful men in the country, has apparently been ousted and...
Thai security forces have abandoned their defence of the government headquarters against a siege by protesters seeking to topple the prime minister, in a dramatic...
Liu Xia's husband Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo is serving 11 years for subversion and she is under strict house arrest which she wants eased.
Debris from the rocket used to launch China's first moon rover has fallen to earth hitting two houses in a village in Hunan province.
Chinese officials say the recovery of the body of the last person missing following an oil pipeline explosion in Qingdao means the final death toll is 62.
The first case of the H7N9 strain of bird flu has been reported in Hong Kong, after killing 45 people in mainland China and Taiwan.
A Thai court has issued an arrest warrant for protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban for insurrection punishable by death or life in prison.
Zhang Yimou, the maker of Raise the Red Lantern, has two sons and a daughter with his current wife which means he broke China's controversial law.
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Expect to hear a lot about the Trans Pacific Partnership in the next few days. As it moves into final stages of negotiations, outrage over some of its more onerous...
Political negotiation often means playing hardball. This week we saw two of our politicians roll over - but still get exactly what they want, writes Greg Jericho.
Britt Cox was the youngest athlete to compete at the Vancouver Games. Now at the age of 19, and riding off the back of a World Cup bronze, she's ready to impress...
In a move to help protect what's possibly the world's largest and oldest collection of rock art, guided tours have begun on the Burrup Peninsula in northwest...
The federal government has approved $5 million for protecting Torres Strait islands from annual flooding by king tides after funding by the previous Labor...
SBS presenter Anton Enus takes a look back at some of the key events in Nelson Mandela's life.