China and NATO have joined forces to conduct an anti-piracy drill aimed at improving maritime security and stability in the Gulf of Aden.
Anastasia Lin is a practitioner of Falun Gong and in July testified at a US congressional hearing on religious persecution in China.
Sixteen asylum seekers who have come ashore in Indonesia were apparently on a boat towed away from Christmas Island last week.
Eight suspected Islamic State sympathisers have been killed in a dawn clash with Philippine military forces.
An Australian representative will attend regional talks on asylum seekers in Jakarta, where tensions persist over Operation Sovereign Borders.
Part of a recovery team will stay the night in a Fox Glacier hut before trying to recover three remaining bodies from the chopper crash which killed seven.
An Indian woman has launched a social media campaign to challenge sexist prejudices about menstruation that have seen women reportedly banned from entering a...
A New Zealand vessel has received five uninvited visitors after environmental activists locked themselves to its mast and deck.
One in five New Zealanders have been affected by online crime in the past year, according to new research.
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake has occurred in northeast Afghanistan, with the tremor felt as far away as the Indian capital New Delhi.
Nearly 100 bodies have been pulled from a landslide near a jade mine in Myanmar's northern Kachin State, local officials said on Sunday, and hopes are dwindling...
New Zealand Labour leader Andrew Little says Kiwis living in Australia are seriously disadvantaged and he's going to Canberra to make sure MPs know it.
A staging area on Fox Glacier will be established when bad weather subsides to recover the remaining bodies of those killed in a helicopter crash.
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A collaboration between a Sydney dance company and a South Korean festival is celebrating both cultures, all the time with an eye to Australia's future.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has banned female genital mutilation with immediate effect, but campaigners said a law is needed to "save countless lives" in the...
An Australian man styling himself as Phuc Dat Bich has revealed his name was a hoax that fooled media organisations around the world after being contacted by SBS.
Campaigners have called for a dramatic reduction in domestic-violence deaths and injuries on White Ribbon Day, as 78 women have died from violence this year alone.