More than 100 children who travelled alone on a boat to Indonesia are now awaiting news of their fate after enduring horrific conditions, beatings and threats at...
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says he won't leave a woman with dual nationality stateless if Australia withdraws her citizenship.
Video footage showing a male motorist savagely beating the female driver of a car that cut him off has sparked outrage around the world and prompted Chinese...
A report into the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster has found Japan did not take adequate precautions to protect it from the risk of earthquake.
Claims the UK foreign office lost important evidence linked to Bali death row drug trafficker Lindsay Sandiford must be urgently examined, say her lawyers.
Authorities in Malaysia have discovered mass graves near camps run by people smugglers in the country's north.
A landslide in Nepal has created a dam and a lake two kilometres long on the Kaligandaki River, which is threatening to burst and cause flash floods.
Indonesia has deployed four naval ships, two pontoons and a patrol aircraft in the search for stranded migrant boats.

Indian heatwave toll rises to 289

The death toll from a heatwave across India has reached 289, according to officials.
The Myanmar navy has rescued a boat with around 200 migrants, most of them from Bangladesh. Myanmar's Rakhine State has denied the persecution at the root of the...

Woman jailed over MH370 bank theft

A Malaysian couple has been jailed for stealing from the bank accounts of some of the passengers on flight MH370, which disappeared on March 8 last year.
Protesters and police have had pushing matches outside Auckland's SkyCity Convention Centre ahead of the NZ prime minister's post-budget speech.
Indonesia has criticised Australia's refusal to settle any of the thousands of people stranded at sea in south-east Asia.
New Zealand news presenter Hilary Barry has teared up live on air after a story aired about the departure of her colleague.
Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday he had ordered the navy to rescue thousands of migrants adrift at sea, as a Thai official said Myanmar had...

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Blog: The Emerald isle turns into a rainbow nation

How did one of the most Catholic countries in the world become the first to vote for same sex marriage?
The dress code for the immigration department now specifies that it's inappropriate for staff to wear onesies and ugg boots to work.
They may all be involved in similar protests, but what has driven each of these usually law-abiding church-goers to risk arrest?
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