Villagers in India were woken by an early morning stampede by a wild elephant.
Rogue nation fires up plutonium reactor that could begin creating material for nuclear weapons "in weeks or months".
A 72-year-old man was found dead of a suspected heart attack in a Cambodian resort.
Dozens injured, many arrested after Lunar Year celebrations erupt into worst violence since pro-democracy protests.
After propping himself against a wall for 20 hours to avoid smothering his girlfriend, his strength was draining away.
In the west of China, more than 60 million children live without parental support. The number of children living in absolute poverty is in the tens of millions.
As he washed his face during his lunch break, he became the first person in modern recorded history to be struck dead.
Six people were injured before a tranquiliser dart kicked in.
After being buried in a quake-hit apartment building for more than 60 hours, more survivors are rescued.
More than 100 missing and 37 confirmed dead in quake, with number of casualties likely to cross 100, says Tainan mayor.
The first secret of ninja school: It's best to stay on your teacher's good side.
The boat retreated after the South Korean navy fired warning shots. Meanwhile, the US could up its defences.
Before their home collapsed in the Taiwan earthquake, one couple were given a clue that it was unsafe. But it came too late.
More than 120 people are still missing after magnitude 6.4 quake in Taiwan.
New Zealand and UN Security Council partners condemn rocket launch and vow a "firmer" response.
A young boy is among more than 170 people pulled from a collapsed apartment block - but more than 100 others remain trapped.
South Korea's Yonhap news agency says North Korea's long-range rocket launch may have failed.
New Zealand has condemned a suspected long-range missile test by North Korea, calling the action "irresponsible".
Rescue crews have already pulled 247 survivors out of a collapsed 17-storey residential building.
National holiday called as tiny Himalayan nation celebrates arrival of new crown prince.
Some 40 others were wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself in Pakistan.
The United States has deployed missile defence systems to track a rocket North Korea says it will launch.
Eight people killed and nine others injured in an explosion in southwestern China.
Swedish furniture giant IKEA has lost the right to use its own brand name in Indonesia after a legal battle.
One of Japan's most active volcanos erupts with a fiery blast that sent lava rolling down its slope.
Three dead and six injured after dramatic blaze consumes a high-rise apartment in Bangkok.
A Kiwi is among 32 elderly Westerners arrested in Thailand - for playing the card game bridge.
Optimus the tiny pomeranian is all primed for the Lunar New Year with his cute moves.
Indonesia has a big rubbish problem and one New Zealand charity wants to help.
A veteran ally of Aung San Suu Kyi declares the 70-year-old Nobel laureate must be Myanmar's next president.