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Nepalis return to rebuild stone by stone

Mohan Ghale, 30, wearing his brother's British Army uniform, works to rebuild his house after an earthquake at Barpak village in Gorkha district.

Tens of thousands of Nepalis have returned to the quake zone to help reconstruct villages, including many living abroad.

NK's nuclear warhead threat

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un smiles while observing what his government said was an underwater test-fire of a submarine-launched ballistic missile at an undisclosed location at sea.

North Korea said it has developed the technology to mount a nuclear warhead on a missile.

Chinese warnings to US

The Chinese navy repeatedly warned a US surveillance plane to leave airspace around disputed islands in the South China Sea – a sign that Beijing may seek to create a military exclusion zone in a move that could heighten regional tensions.

The Chinese navy repeatedly warned a US surveillance plane to leave airspace around disputed islands in the South China Sea.

Bread trumping rice in Indonesia

Bread is become a firm favourite in the diet of Indonesians, which has been traditionally dominated by rice dishes.

Indonesia has become a major consumer of the world's wheat as appetites change.

Abbott blasted over migrant boat crisis

An abandoned boat which carried Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants from Thailand is found off the Indonesian coast.

Australia has been criticised by Indonesia for shirking its responsibilities under the UN Convention of Refugees.

24 minutes halved billionaire's fortune

Li has been outspoken in defending the company, saying critics fail to understand his strategy and the potential of the thin-film market.

Li Hejun began the day as China's second-richest man but was almost $US14 billion poorer by 11am.

Man with 17 girlfriends arrested

A Chinese man made headlines last month for breathtaking infidelity.

The Casanova was busted after doctors contacted his "loved" ones - all of them.

Malaysia, Indonesia offer migrants aid video

A Rohingya migrant in Kuala Langsa in Indonesia's province of Aceh on Saturday.

In a major breakthrough, Indonesia and Malaysia have offered to temporarily take in thousands of migrants.

Japan zoos stop buying hunt dolphins

Fishermen in wetsuits hunt dolphins at a cove in Taiji, western Japan, January 20, 2014.

Japan's association of zoos and aquariums will stop buying dolphins taken in a controversial hunt made famous in an Oscar-winning documentary.

US doubts North Korea's nuclear claims video

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The US has cast doubt on North Korea's claims it can miniaturise nuclear warheads saying photos showing a missile launched from a submarine were manipulated.

World's longest glass bridge

The new glass bridge in the  Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon area.

China is set to open the world's longest and highest see-through walkway.

Cattle 'killed with sledgehammers'

Animals Australia has included this photograph, taken inside a Vietnamese abattoir last month, in its complaint to the Department of Agriculture.

Australian cattle are being killed with sledgehammers in Vietnamese abattoir.

Home from Nepal for dad's big day gallery

Judge Anthony Ford, who received the insignia of a Companion of the Queen's Service Order, with his daughter, Angela, who returned from Nepal for the occasion.

Angela Ford left her quake relief work to attend her father's investiture.

Ex-PM banned from travel

Ousted Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra looks on as she faces impeachment proceedings by the military-stacked National Legislative Assembly (NLA) at the parliament in Bangkok.

Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra was banned from travelling at the start of her trial in court.

Kerry threatens 'grisly' North Korea

US Secretary of State John Kerry.

US Secretary of State John Kerry threatened tougher sanctions on North Korea to "ramp up" the pressure on the "grisly" regime.

Japanese people try Marmite

'This can't be real.'

Spoiler alert: They aren't fans of the savoury spread.

Pilot caught drunk before flight

An Air India pilot has been caught drunk, just minutes before he was to pilot an international flight.

An Air India pilot has been caught drunk, just minutes before he was to pilot an international flight.

'They're killing each other'

A Rohingya migrant in Kuala Langsa in Indonesia's province of Aceh on Saturday.

Survivors of a boat that sank off Indonesia have described a bloody struggle for dwindling supplies of food on board.

Wreckage of rescue helicopter found

A UH-1Y Huey helicopter, similar to the one that crashed, flies into the Tribhuvan International Airport after a search and rescue operation in Kathmandu on Wednesday.

The wreckage of a US military helicopter lost on an earthquake relief mission found.

Migrants land in Southeast Asia

Bangladeshi migrants walk toward a temporary shelter upon arrival at Kuala Langsa Port in Indonesia on Friday.

More than 1000 people fleeing persecution in Myanmar and poverty in Bangladesh have came ashore in different parts of Southeast Asia.

Horror refugee limbo continues

As many as 8000 Rohungyas and Bangladeshis are thought to be stranded on boats without adequate food, water or sanitation.

Rohingya Muslims cry for help as their boat was turned away from Thailand after a horror two-month voyage.

Japan loosens military restrictions

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

PM says Japan would "never become entangled in a war being fought by the US".

Bombs explode in Thai south

Thailand flag.

At least a dozen bombs exploded in southern Thailand, wounding several people in a region where ethnic Malay insurgents are active.

Thailand, Malaysia turn migrant boats away

Migrants believed to be Rohingya rest inside a shelter after being rescued by fishermen at Lhoksukon in Indonesia's Aceh Province on May 11.

Thousands of migrants adrift in Southeast Asian seas have nowhere to go after Thailand declined permission for a boat to land.

Hunt on for missing US Huey helicopter in Nepal video

A UH-1Y Huey helicopter flies into the Tribhuvan International Airport after a search and rescue operation in Kathmandu.

Military helicopters and a drone are hunting for a US Marines Huey chopper missing in Nepal.

Philippines slipper factory fire toll rises to 72 video

Crews bring in cadaver bags of charred bodies of the workers on Thursday.

Most of the victims were trapped in the factory and died of suffocation.

UNESCO to verify pirate's loot

Marine investigator Barry Clifford in a file photo from 2014.

The UN will assess a claim by underwater explorers that they have found treasure on the wreck of a ship belonging to a pirate near Madagascar.

Nepal aftershock toll at 91

A woman walks past the rubble of destroyed buildings following a second major earthquake on Wednesday in Kathmandu.

There's still no sign of a US military helicopter that was being used in relief operations.

NK anti-aircraft gun execution

Senior North Korean military officer Hyon Yong Cho attends the 4th Moscow Conference on International Security in April. He has since been executed for falling asleep, South Korea reports.

North Korea reportedly executes its defence chief for sleeping on the job.

Gunmen storm Afghan guesthouse

Afghan security forces stand guard outside the guest house.

At least 5 people are dead after armed men raided a guesthouse in Kabul.

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