Authorities are investigating claims civilians were on board a military plane crash that crashed in the Indonesian city of Medan as the toll hits 142.
The NZ government is taking advice on what steps are needed to control a resurgence of rickets, a crippling bone condition caused by prolonged vitamin D deficiency.
A New Zealander who says he was tricked into becoming an unwitting drug mule has been sentenced to 15 years in jail in Bali.
Tony Abbott has wrapped up a two-day trip to Singapore where a strategic partnership was signed to open a new chapter in the bilateral relationship.
The revolutionary Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has taken off for a flight over the Pacific Ocean in the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe...

Where is Indonesia headed?

As the one year anniversary of the 2014 presidential elections approaches, Indonesians are pondering the performance of their leader Joko Widodo. Domestically,...
The number of party revelers injured in a fire at a Taiwan water park has reached 498 as authorities began investigating the cause, suspected to be a sudden...
The hashtag #selfiewithdaughter is trending in India, after a selfie contest was launched to address declining gender ratios.
Australia wants a relationship "more akin to family" with Singapore, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.
Tony Abbott has visited a de-radicalisation centre in Singapore and gathered investors in the city-state to discuss opportunities in northern Australia.

Heatwave toll climbs to 1233

The death toll from a week-long heatwave in Karachi has reached 1233, with almost 2000 others currently being treated in hospitals, officials say.

Abbott on two-day trip to Singapore

PM Tony Abbott is leading a high-powered delegation to Singapore on a two-day visit that will focus on attracting investment to Australia's north.
Widespread flooding across the Indian state of Gujarat has left at least 82 people dead.
Indonesia's anti-narcotics chief has warned women in relationships with foreigners to watch out: they could be dating drug lords.
Researchers are excited by the discovery killer whales are travelling more than 4500km from Antarctica to New Zealand's North Island.

Editor's Choice

Our pick of the best content from SBS News & Current Affairs and our content partners.

They’re sold as the holiday of a lifetime, and with more than a million Australians taking a cruise this year the industry is booming. But for the families of...
If you succumb to the tyranny of the urgent, you can find yourself going days, or even weeks, without touching the important stuff.
Indigenous families in Sydney and Melbourne are being called upon to host the AFL's Indigenous rookies from regional Australia.
The Pink Sari campaign in NSW aims to encourage women from migrant communities to get screened for breast cancer, and organisers hope its success will inspire...
In recent years Melbourne has received a flood of new arrivals who've sought help from family and friends to find work.
There’s no doubt fasting during the month of Ramadan is hard, but there are concerns some people may be over-rewarding themselves for their religious sacrifice,...