The number of protesters in Hong Kong has swelled ahead of a national holiday expected to put their campaign for free elections into overdrive.
US President Barack Obama says the signing of a security partnership with Afghanistan represents an invitation to strengthen the countries' relationship.
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono says he wants to overturn a law that abolishes direct elections for governors, district chiefs and mayors.
A Filipino man jailed for making fetish videos where animals were harmed and killed alleges an Australian man was his customer and mastermind.
A Thai court has sentenced a 22-year-old man to death after convicting him of raping and then killing a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train.
Japanese authorities have suspended the search for bodies on Mount Ontake after fresh rumbles sparked fears of another eruption from the volcano.
Serious claims of abduction and abuse at the hands of Sri Lankan authorities are emerging from asylum seekers returned from Australia.
Afghanistan has signed a long-delayed bilateral security agreement with the United States, and a status of forces agreement with NATO.
A statement from the Occupy Central movement says it has set an October 1 deadline for Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying to step down.
Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani is a Pashtun, the ethnic group that has historically provided most of the country's leaders.
Australia is playing a key role in collecting evidence from improvised explosive devices to help prosecute insurgents in Afghanistan.
Representatives from North Korea and Japan have met in a Chinese city for talks on the abduction of Japanese citizens.
Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou says both Hong Kong and the mainland would benefit from allowing free elections in the city.
West Australia's government cannot put a figure on the saving from closing its Jakarta trade office, a decision that has stunned the business sector.
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