The man behind a knife attack on the US ambassador to South Korea has been charged with attempted murder.
The Greens want New Zealand's Inspector General of Intelligence and Security to check the legality of alleged mass surveillance of Pacific nations.
Jakarta will not confirm whether Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan will face the firing squad this month, leaving them in limbo on the penal island.
Nepal's international airport remains closed to all flights for a second day after a Turkish Airlines plane ran off the runway.
North Korea has praised the knife attack on the US ambassador to South Korea; Mark Lippert received 80 stitches to close the gash in his face.
Prime Minister John Key says New Zealand's intelligence gathering is legal and he's happy to talk to Pacific Island leaders if they have any concerns.
A human rights activist visiting another prisoner on Nusakambangan says Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are housed in cells next to each other.
India has banned the broadcast of a documentary which features an interview with one of the rapists who fatally gang-raped a student in a moving bus.
Comments by a convicted gang rapist have enraged women's rights campaigners in India.
As two of the Bali Nine face execution in Indonesia, the other seven are still in jail.
Indonesian authorities say Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan did not say a word as armoured vehicles took them from their Bali jail in the pre-dawn dark.
Bali Nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran calmly left their cells at Bali's Kerobokan prison before dawn and didn't say a word.
A statement from Pakistan's PM says he has asked the country's president to award honours to "pay homage" to the victims of last year's school massacre.
Maharashtra - home to India's commercial centre Mumbai - has made the sale or possession of beef an offence punishable by a five-year jail term.
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