How much of the ‘new’ politics of president-elect Joko Widodo will get through Indonesia’s transfer of power, asks Hamish McDonald.
All eyes are on Fiji's former coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama as the island nation goes to the polls for the first time in eight years. SBS reporter Stefan...
Fijian voters are going to the polls in the country's first general election since a military coup eight years ago.
The Yonhap news agency says an American man has been arrested after he tried to swim to North Korea because he wanted to meet Kim Jong-Un.
Fans of Bollywood star Deepika Padukone have vowed to boycott India's biggest newspaper after it published a photo and report dedicated to her cleavage.

Polls open in Fiji

Polls have opened for Fijis first elections since the coup in 2006.
Opinion polls are tipping a convincing win for Prime Minister John Key's National Party and allied centre-right parties in this weekend's New Zealand election.
Japan has signalled it intends to find a way to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean.
Three NATO soldiers are dead and 13 Afghan civilians wounded after a suicide car blast hit a NATO convoy close to the US embassy in Kabul.
Sea Shepherd activists say dolphin killing has begun in a bay in Taiji, southwestern Japan, marking the start of the annual hunting season.
Japan's Meteorological Agency says a 5.6 earthquake has struck east of Tokyo, shaking buildings in the capital for more than a minute.

Typhoon shuts down Hong Kong

Typhoon Kalmaegi has closed Hong Kong's stock exchange, ports, schools, businesses as well as interrupting flights to and from the Chinese financial hub.
Thai police are questioning three migrant workers from Myanmar over the murder of a British man an woman on a beach at an island resort.
Bali police say they know of no plan to attack the holiday island but they are increasing ID and passport checks.
Nearly half of China's super-wealthy individuals are considering leaving the country, a survey said Monday, with most citing better overseas educational and...
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