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  • Sep 18, 2014
  • Updated: 9:13pm

A series of anti-terror raids across Sydney and Brisbane were sparked by a senior Islamic State militant ordering “demonstration killings” in Australia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday...

Updated 18 Sep 2014 - 9:00pm

The Dalai Lama hailed Xi Jinping as “more open-minded” on Thursday as the president held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a rare visit to India.

18 Sep 2014 - 3:58pm

Thailand’s military ruler questioned whether tourists in bikinis are safe in the kingdom, in comments following the murder of two Britons whose battered bodies were found on a Thai island.

18 Sep 2014 - 7:29pm

India’s first mission to Mars will attempt to put a spacecraft into orbit around the red planet next week, in a crucial test of a low-cost project carrying the country’s hopes to join the world...

18 Sep 2014 - 7:40pm

Japan’s Defence Minister Akinori Eto and US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy agreed on Thursday to work together toward a reduction in the burden on Okinawa Prefecture of hosting the bulk of American...

18 Sep 2014 - 7:44pm

Japan has agreed to cut purchases of juvenile eels from its neighbours by 20 per cent as part of moves to protect the endangered species.

18 Sep 2014 - 8:53pm

Hong Kong animal rights campaigners have spoken of their frustration and anger at seeing the yearly dolphin cull begin in Japan this week.

18 Sep 2014 - 11:41am


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The slopes of Japan's Mount Fuji are increasingly being defaced by rubbish and graffiti, despite an overall decline in the number of people scaling the peak.

18 Sep 2014 - 1:48am

South Korean soldiers detained a US citizen who was apparently trying to swim across the river border into rival North Korea, the South's defence ministry said.

18 Sep 2014 - 4:30am

Fury at a "VIP culture" that routinely sees commercial flights in Pakistan delayed to accommodate the schedule of politicians boiled over this week when passengers angrily prevented the country's...

18 Sep 2014 - 2:10am

The number of Chinese arrivals in Japan in the first eight months of the year hit 1,542,400, up 84 per cent from the same period last year and already topping the annual all-time record,...

18 Sep 2014 - 5:24am

President Xi Jinping should find the “handshake across the Himalayas” a lot warmer than usual when he starts his India trip today.

17 Sep 2014 - 9:40pm

Thai police on Wednesday identified a man caught on security camera as the “prime suspect” in the murder of two British tourists on Koh Tao.

17 Sep 2014 - 3:42pm

Laos may be taking a page from Beijing’s playbook with a new set of restrictions for NGOs operating in the country, which have alarmed both non-profit groups and Western diplomats.

17 Sep 2014 - 7:14pm

Human rights activists in Japan have reacted angrily to a new pamphlet released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that they claim is racist and stereotypical for depicting white fathers beating...

17 Sep 2014 - 3:31pm

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could go to China on his first foreign trip since taking power, China’s ambassador to South Korea said on Wednesday.

17 Sep 2014 - 1:39pm

American parents will be allowed to adopt Vietnamese children again, ending a six-year ban imposed after allegations of baby-selling and fraud but with new restrictions.

17 Sep 2014 - 1:46am

The suspects were arrested during a raid on a warehouse on Friday in the Pampanga provincial capital, San Fernando, north of Manila.

17 Sep 2014 - 4:30am

A 65-year-old Thai woman has committed suicide by leaping into a pond of crocodiles at a farm popular with tourists on Bangkok's outskirts, police said.

17 Sep 2014 - 1:49am

Dolphin slaughter season began in Japan on Tuesday, as the country kicked off an annual cull repeatedly condemned by animal rights groups.

17 Sep 2014 - 2:13am

A goldfish called George was on the mend in Australia on Tuesday after undergoing “high risk” brain surgery in an operation that the veterinarian described as “fiddly”.

17 Sep 2014 - 7:52am

President Xi Jinping arrived in Sri Lanka where he will launch construction of a Chinese-backed US$1.4 billion port city as he promotes his vision of a “maritime silk road”.

16 Sep 2014 - 5:54pm

The Philippines’ most active volcano has belched out huge lava fragments that rolled about a kilometre down its slope, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers, officials said on...

16 Sep 2014 - 11:23pm

Thai police questioned three Myanmese men over the murder of two British tourists on Koh Tao, as their bodies were due to arrive in Bangkok for forensic tests.

16 Sep 2014 - 4:26pm

Philippines authorities on Tuesday ordered people living close to a powerful volcano to evacuate, warning a dangerous eruption may occur within weeks.

16 Sep 2014 - 11:10pm

Four suspected Islamic militants arrested in Indonesia are members of China's ethnic Uygur minority community and were trying to meet Indonesia's most wanted extremist, authorities said.

16 Sep 2014 - 9:45am

Thai police have launched a manhunt for a British tourist after the naked bodies of two backpackers were found on the popular resort island of Koh Tao.

16 Sep 2014 - 1:33pm


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