Deemed "a cow bureaucracy in the 21st century," the Indian govt has issued a nationwide ban on selling cattle and buffaloes for slaughter.
Pentagon labels Chinese intercept of US surveillance plane as "unsafe and unprofessional".
Schapelle Corby's lawyer still thinks she would have received a lighter sentence if there was less media frenzy.
Sir Edmund Hillary's son believes a chunk is missing from Everest's rock face - and it might make climbing easier.
Philippines deploy attack helicopters and special forces to drive out Islamic State-linked rebels.
Isis-linked militants rampage through a town in the Philippines, beheading a police chief and kidnapping a priest.
It would become the first Asian country to allow same-sex couples to legally tie the knot.
US President praises Philippine President for doing an "unbelievable job on the drug problem".
President Rodrigo Duterte declares martial law after Islamic State overruns besieged Philippines city.
Extremists take a priest and more than a dozen Christian churchgoers hostage at gunpoint.
Watch as a Mexican standoff quickly escalates into Chinese road rage.
South Korea's military has fired warning shots at an unidentified object flying south from rival North Korea.
Pakistani authorities find 20kg of heroin on a Pakistan International Airlines flight bound for London.
Is Mt Everest's famous Hillary Step gone or not? Mountaineers say yes, but sherpas aren't so sure.
Authorities in Thailand say a bomb at a hospital in Bangkok has wounded more than 20 people.
Indonesian police raid a sauna in growing hostility to homosexuality in the world's most populous Muslim nation.
North Korea launches mid-range missile, as the country races to create long-range nuclear weaponry.
American survived a 2015 earthquake on the mountain, but died not far from the peak on Sunday.
Five Thais arrested for burning the two-metre tall image claimed they'd been paid by a businessman to do so.
One was killed in front of a government building in China to send a message to others working for the US.
The Hindu holy man has been sexually assaulting her for the past seven years, police say.
"Uncle Fat" rescued after gorging on junk food and making his monkey minions feed him.
North Korea celebrates the scientists behind its latest successful missile launch, amid international tensions.
Under new bill, Japan's emperor could step down - which hasn't happened since 1817.
Sister tells media to "stop stalking" Schapelle Corby just days before her return to Australia.
Ban could stop the slaughter of thousands of dogs and cats, including pets, animal welfare groups say.
Two men to be publicly caned after being convicted for homosexuality in conservative Indonesian province.
Japan Emperor's eldest granddaughter will marry a former college classmate and must become a commoner after marriage due to a archaic males-only succession law.
North Korea has not created a missile that could reach NZ, but Prime Minister Bill English says it's still hard for NZ to relax.
This coral reef was supposed to be left untouched by humans. Trouble is, we're killing it anyway.