Killers have likely fled island

The killers of two British tourists are likely to have fled a Thai resort island amid false police leads and a contaminated crime scene.

'Whale hunt will continue'

Japanese whaling ship Yushin Maru injures a whale with its first harpoon attempt before taking a further three harpoon shots to kill the whale in the Southern Ocean in 2006.

Japan vows to continue hunting whales, despite the International Whaling Commission voting in favour of a NZ-led resolution.

Bikini comment apology

VICTIMS: Hannah Witheridge and David Miller, British tourists killed in Thailand.

Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha apologised for criticising tourists who wear bikinis in Thailand, comments that sparked an international outcry.

Teachers held without charge

Two teachers held by Indonesian police without charge: Ferdinant Tjiong (left) with his wife, Fransisca, and Neil Bantleman, with his wife Tracey.

Two teachers at the prestigious Jakarta International School have been held since July as bizarre details emerge of the child sex allegations being made against them.

Chinese anti-corruption probe

Delegates at the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

Chinese security agents want to enter New Zealand to interrogate the wife, child, mistress and associates of one of China's highest profile corrupt officials.

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