Thai fraudster sentenced to 13,275 years in prison

A Thai court has sentenced a fraudster to more than 13,000 years in prison.Pudit Kittithradilok, 34, admitted running a Ponzi scheme whereby he promised...

North Korea: South seizes ship amid row over illegal oil transfer

South Korea has revealed it seized a Hong Kong-registered ship last month suspected of supplying oil to the North in breach of international sanctions.Officials...

Philippine Police kill two mistaking them for gunmen

Philippine police have killed two people who were rushing to hospital, mistaking them for gunmen on the run. The officers were called to the...

Myanmar frees TRT journalists jailed for flying drone

Two foreign journalists, an interpreter and a driver jailed for flying a drone near Myanmar's parliament have been released, the authorities say.All four, who...

Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away star's sister dies in crash

The sister of Australian actress Jessica Falkholt has died after a car crash which also killed their parents and another man.Annabelle, 21 died in...

Zimbabwean family stranded in Bangkok airport for months

No-one really enjoys a long airport stopover, but for one Zimbabwean family, Bangkok's main airport has been home for nearly three months.According to the...

Chinese skyscraper to be auctioned online

In need of an unfinished skyscraper? Act fast and you might be able to get your hands on one in China.A 156m (511ft) skyscraper...

Wage gamble

Bitcoin. Lots of people are talking about, but very few own it. So how would you feel about getting paid in the high profile...

Made in India

Even as World War Two broke, Josef Wirsching was busy on the movie sets in Bombay (later renamed Mumbai), often called the Indian city...

The unsolved killing of Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto was the first woman to lead a Muslim country. The decade since an assassin killed her has revealed more about how Pakistan...

Your pictures

Lia Lopes: "I believe that going back to use horses as a means of transportation and then leaving your cars behind is not only...

Tembin: Storm weakens as it nears southern Vietnam

A tropical storm that was threatening southern Vietnam has weakened and is expected to dissipate within 48 hours.The Weather Prediction Center says Storm Tembin,...

North Korea: New UN sanctions an act of war

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Model mystery death

Earlier this month, a young woman was found dead at the bottom of a high rise building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ivana Smit,...

Melbourne attack an isolated incident, says PM Turnbull

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said an attack involving a car in Melbourne was a "shocking crime" but an "isolated incident". On Thursday,...

Australia methamphetamine seizure 'worth a record A$1bn'

Australian police have arrested eight men over the nation's largest ever seizure of the drug methamphetamine.The haul, estimated to have a street value of...

Australia to end air strikes against IS in Iraq and Syria

Australia has said it will stop conducting air strikes against so-called Islamic State (IS) group targets in Iraq and Syria.Six hornet jets will be...

Philippines ferry carrying 251 capsizes

A ferry carrying 251 people has capsized in stormy seas off the east coast of the Philippines, the coastguard says.A spokesman said a number...

Adelaide man charged after beach brawl following teen's death

A man has been charged with disorderly behaviour after a brawl at Australian beach following the death by drowning of a 15-year-old boy.Eliase Nimbona,...

Crypto-couple

When Prashant Sharma and Niti Shree were planning to marry, they decided to ask for something unusual as a wedding present - the cryptocurrency,...

'Lost legacy'

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Herbal remedy for stroke recovery?

A study claims that the popular herbal extract ginkgo biloba may help the brain recover after a stroke.The herbal remedy, available in health food...

Australia police Periscope 'plans to arrest N Korean agent'

Australian police are conducting a security review after an office conversation, reportedly about plans to arrest a suspected North Korean agent, were broadcast live...

Cyber-Attack: US blames North Korea for WannaCry

The US administration has said North Korea was "directly responsible" for the WannaCry malware attack affecting hospitals, businesses and banks across the world earlier...

Hua Yong: Chinese artist freed in time for daughter's birthday

A Chinese artist who was arrested after posting videos about Beijing's controversial mass evictions has been released on bail, according to friends.Hua Yong had...

Indonesia recaptures US citizen after Bali prison break

Indonesia has recaptured a US citizen accused of drugs offences who escaped the notorious Kerobokan prison in Bali last week.The man named as Christian...

'Nice' Australian was a 'loyal agent' for North Korea

Further details have emerged about the Australian man accused of being an economic agent for North Korea.Chan Han Choi, 59 was arrested in Sydney...

Water wars

"This river has displaced me five times already," Bimati Hajarika says, pointing at the Brahmaputra river in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam."My past...

Recapturing the swagger

"I know I'm the king when I jump in the ring." The fighter's swagger still courses through Wally Carr. One of Australia's best Aboriginal...

Storm Kai-tak: Philippines landslides kill 26, more missing

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Police investigate four baby deaths at South Korea hospital

Police are investigating the deaths of four newborn babies who died within 90 minutes of each other in an intensive care ward in South...

Deadly attack on Methodist church in Pakistan

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Hua Yong: Detained Chinese artist's emotional last video

Concerns are mounting for a Chinese artist who has been taken into police custody after posting videos and messages critical of the Communist Party....

Swati Maliwal: Call to speed up child rape executions in India

Rapists of children should be executed within six months of their crime, a leading advocate for women's rights in India has demanded. Swati Maliwal...

North Korea 'hacked crypto-currency exchange in South'

South Korea's spy agency believes that North Korea is behind hacking attacks on a crypto-currency exchange in the South, sources say. At least $7m...

Australian citizenship row: By-election threatens PM's majority

Australians in a suburb of Sydney are voting in a by-election that could cost the governing conservative coalition its slim majority in parliament.The poll...

'Crowdfunding his death'

Last November, Wu Yongning went out to do what he loved best - scale a skyscraper without safety equipment and film himself dangling off...

'Million mutinies'

Five years after the notorious gang rape and murder of a 23-year old physiotherapy student on a bus in Delhi, the BBC's Geeta Pandey...

North Korea must earn right to talks, says US Secretary of State Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said North Korea must "earn its way back to the table" for negotiations between the two countries to...

Australia abuse: Archbishop rejects call to report confessions

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A Chinese groupie on K-pop's China crisis

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is in China - along with an array of K-pop stars.He's hoping to thaw relations that have been tense...

Global implications

There are few countries in the world that have confronted the issue of child abuse as comprehensively as Australia. On Friday, a royal commission...

Kazakhstan coal miners carry out strike underground

Hundreds of coal miners in Kazakhstan are refusing to return to the surface until their wages are doubled and working conditions improved.More than 600...

Chinese visitors left furious by 'fake' butterfly exhibition

Visitors hoping to see an exhibition displaying thousands of "dancing butterflies" in China last weekend were left disappointed after realising they had bought tickets...

Bollywood star faces eviction from Paris apartment

Bollywood star Mallika Sherawat and her French husband are facing eviction from their Paris apartment.The couple owe nearly 80,000 euros (£70,421; $94,551) in rent...

India happiness minister sought as murder suspect in Madhya Pradesh

The minister for happiness in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh is wanted in connection with a murder, police said on Wednesday.They are...

India: Is Gujarat synonymous with development thanks to Modi?

The claim: The Indian state of Gujarat is a development success story, and this is down to the economic policies of its former chief...

India 'religious murder' case: Donations for suspect blocked

Police have frozen the bank account of the wife of a man arrested for an alleged religious killing in the western Indian state of...