The United States is stepping up talks with Asian allies in the wake of North Korea's execution of the uncle of leader Kim Jong-Un for being a traitor, a top US...
Indian man Puneet Puneet - who hit and killed a Melbourne teen in a 2008 road accident - will find out next week if he will be extradited to Australia.
North Korea has executed the "traitor" uncle of its leader, Kim Jong-Un, for attempting to "overthrow the state", official news agency KCNA reports.
Protests have erupted in Bangladesh following the execution of a senior Islamic leader over crimes committed in 1971.
In the latest moves in Thailand's political crisis, protesters have cut power to the office of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Indonesian police warned Thursday that Islamic extremists may be planning to target worshippers at Christmas and New Year celebrations in the capital Jakarta and...
A Japanese man went on a year-long burglary spree, making off with a haul worth $185,000 to feed 120 cats a gourmet diet, police claim.
Thailand's ex-PM has been bailed on charges of murder over a deadly military crackdown in 2010.
Schapelle Corby has been recommended for another sentence remission, but bureaucratic delays continue to hold up her bid for parole.
Samsung has for the first time lost a court case against bitter rival Apple in South Korea.
Vendors in southwest Pakistan allegedly found torn-out pages of Koran in a pomegranate crate and started a riot in which one man was killed.
Myanmar has released 44 political prisoners at the same time as the country hosts the Southeast Asian Games.
Gay activists in India say they will consider an appeal against a court ruling which has outlawed gay sex.
Antibiotic-resistant bugs pose a serious threat, according to a report compiled by world experts including Australia's chief medical officer.
A former Fijian army officer has been jailed for five years for trying to overthrow the country's military regime.
Foreign photojournalist Nick Nostitz has captured the chaos and carnage of Bangkok’s violent political protests.
The planned execution of 'the Butcher of Mirpur', a rapist and murderer during Bangladesh's independence war, could trigger mass unrest and condemnation.
Justin Bieber has played basketball and taken photos with victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan when he visited the Philippines.
Chinese state media have been unusually blunt in reporting a survey that reveals negative attitudes towards the country held by people worldwide.
Singapore is engaging in a period of reflection after Sunday's riot in the usually peaceful city-state.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says she won't be responding to opposition calls for her to step down until the country's February election.
Another asylum-seeker boat has sunk off the coast of Indonesia, with a toddler believed to be among the dead.
Newly analysed data suggests eastern Antarctica recorded a record low temperature of minus 94.7C in August 2010.
A satellite, meant to be a tool in Brazil's efforts to control Amazon rainforest deforestation, malfunctioned after takeoff and failed to enter orbit.
The Australian spy scandal has taken a surprising turn, with the East Timorese government claiming it has identified at least four Australians involved in an...
Seven people are dead in Indonesia following a crash between a train and a petrol truck.
US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have discussed drones and the Taliban at a meeting in Islamabad.
The usually peaceful nation of Singapore has been shocked by a riot sparked by migrant workers in which 27 people were arrested.
Bloodletting is an ancient practice that has been all but abandoned by modern medicine. But on the streets of Old Delhi it's still used to treat illnesses, writes...
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A recent campaign on Sydney university campuses has brought attention to the issue of gender-neutral bathrooms, writes Lane Sainty.
The Coalition Government will scrap grants for multicultural community groups offered under the previous Labor government.
The revelation that there may have been a 'fake' interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial service has exposed many popular misconceptions about the deaf community.
The Coalition government’s military-led 'Operation Sovereign Borders' policy was launched in response to the growing numbers of boat arrivals to Australia.