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Progress in Kiwi war crimes case

Kerry Hamill, brother of rower Rob Hamill, was killed after his yacht strayed into Cambodian waters in August 1978.

Another Cambodian warlord may face trial over execution of sailor Kerry Hamill.

Japan caught slaughtering whales

Japan's giant abattoir ship Nisshin Maru with a minke whale on the deck.

Defying an international court ruling, whalers are filmed carrying out a bloody slaughter.

Jet crash explosion caught on tape video

A huge fireball was created when the Thai fighter jet crashed at an air show.

A pilot was killed in a jet crash explosion during a children's airshow in Thailand.

Large quake hits Indonesia

There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries.

No tsunami warning after magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes near Maluku islands.

Grandma forced to live 'like a pig' video

The 92-year-old has since been rescued by officials and is currently receiving treatment.

The 92-year-old Chinese woman was locked up in a cage by her own son and daughter-in-law.

Inflatable 'Trump-like' roosters popular

This angry-looking rooster bears a striking resemblance to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

Giant inflatable roosters sport President-elect's signature hairdo and hand gestures.

Samsung heir's 22-hour grilling video

Lee Jae Yong, vice-chairman of Samsung, at the office of the independent counsel in Seoul, South Korea.

Top prosecutor known as the "sniper" subjects Samsung executive to a sleepless night of questioning.

The 'comfort women' divide

A visitor looks at portraits of late former "comfort women" at a museum in South Korea.

Were thousands of women who 'comforted' WWII Japanese soldiers sex slaves, or prostitutes?

Real-life Hulk's amazing stunt video

Arbab Khizer Hayat, 25, holds onto a rope attached to a tractor as it tries to reverse.

Arbab Hayat, who stopped a tractor from reversing with his bare hands, dreams of being a WWE champion.

Hope for stranded passengers video

A passenger waits for a flight out of Denpasar Airport, Bali.

Hundreds of travellers have been caught in the middle of a stand-off between an airline and government.

China's finally cracked it

Ballpoint pen.

After years of trying, China has finally figured out how to make one of the most common items in the world.

Duterte: Mayors will be shot

In a meeting with more than 1,000 mayors, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said the drugs scourge was ruining "the ...

Philippine president says no one is spared from the drugs crackdown.

Samsung heir in bribery probe

Lee Jae Yong, vice chairman of Samsung, is a suspect in a massive bribery case.

Grandson of founder accused of buying gifts for president's friend to win state approval for a controversial merger.

Ban Ki-Moon's relatives' bribery charge

Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Two close relatives have been charged with bribery.

Relatives of former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon involved in dodgy deal to sell ailing skyscraper complex, say prosecutors.

Strong quake strikes Philippines

Magnitude-7.2 quake strikes under the Celebes Sea off southern Philippines.

This is Duterte's biggest critic

Leni Robredo spent her early career as a social activist.

Leni Robredo is the vice president. But she's not the Pence to the Philippines' Trump.

Airline's shark fin ban

For soup. Shark fins on sale in Hong Kong.

Air China becomes the first airline in mainland China to ban the transport of shark fin cargo.

China's spectacular 24-bend road

The road has fewer switchbacks than during the war and is now a tourist attraction.

It has 24 switchbacks over 350 vertical metres, but the only people to drive the road are tourists.

North Korea's message to Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiles as he guides a test fire of a new multiple launch rocket system.

‚ÄčNorth Korea says it can test-launch an intercontinental ballistic missile at any time, and blames the US for its arms development.

China will take revenge on Trump

Trump is being warned by a Chinese newspaper against changing policies.

Chinese tabloid Global Times warned Trump that China would take 'take revenge' if he reneged on policy.

Monk sets himself on fire

The man labelled Park Geun-hye a traitor for settling a long-standing row over South Korean women who were forced into ...

Monk calls President a "traitor" after South Korea settles feud with Japan over wartime sex slaves.

The shaman who redirects rain video

Muslimin Suparman, a "pawang hujan" or rain shaman, performs rituals to control the elements

Don't want a wet wedding day? Maybe the services of a rain shaman are for you.

HK confirms 2nd bird flu death

Health officers in protective clothing cull poultry at a wholesale market, as trade in live poultry suspended after a ...

A 62-year-old man died in Hong Kong from bird flu, the second such death this winter.

China's 50km floating walkway video

The new walkway, which opened on New Year's Day has already attracted more than 60,000 tourists.

First came the Great Wall, then countless glass bridges and now a 50km walkway on a river.

World's biggest ice festival

Artists have put the final touches on a dazzling display of ice sculptures.

China's spectacular ice city is host to the coolest winter festival around.

At what cost? video

TOKYO, JAPAN - JANUARY 05:  Kiyomura Co. President Kiyoshi Kimura poses with a fresh bluefin tuna in front of one of the ...

A man-sized bluefin tuna sells for almost $1 million, as experts warn the species could die out.

Man shoots China officials, kills self

The gunman fled the scene and was later found dead.

A high-ranking city official burst into a government meeting and opened fire, later shooting himself.

Majestic bridge opens for traffic

An aerial view shows the Beipanjiang Bridge, connecting Guizhou and Yunnan provinces.

Got a fear of heights? Then don't drive over China's newest bridge.

Fastest lift in the world video

Shanghai Tower.

If it's speed you want in your elevator ride, you really need to go to China.

Air traffic brought to a standstill video

Smog is seen over the city against sky during a haze day in Tianjin, China, January 2, 2017.

Hundreds of flights in China were cancelled when heavy smog reduced visibility to 50 metres.

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