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Books for PNG

Thousands of books leave New Zealand and Australia for Papua New Guinea each year as part of the project.

A small project to get books into Papua New Guinea has grown to 100,000 of reading material a year

Killer quake: 'I carried his body'

Indonesian rescue workers carry a survivor from a fallen building.

Seven day window to locate and rescue trapped survivors, as the death toll in Banda Aceh passes 100.

Airliner 'on fire before crash'

The wreckage of the Pakistan International Airlines flight that crashed in mountainous northern Pakistan.

Bodies "burned beyond recognition", debris scattered after plane crashes in mountains.

Indonesia quake claims 97 video

Rescuers use heavy machine to search for survivors under the rubble in Pidie Jaya, Indonesia.

Death toll nears 100 after Indonesian earthquake and expected to rise.

Send for the Navy, 800 tourists stranded

Four Indian Naval ship, INS Bitra, Bangaram, Kumbhir and LCU 38 have been sent to help evacuate as many as 800 tourists ...

Torrential rain and rough seas have hit the Andaman Islands, with one man tweeting an SOS to the Indian PM.

'Hotel of Doom' may open its doors

City centre of Pyongyang with skyscraper and traffic. The Ryugyong hotel has sat, unfinished, for almost three decades. ...

Lights on inside North Korea's unfinished Ryugyong Hotel fuel rumours the skyscraper is being revived.

MH370 families offer reward for debris

A wing piece found on Reunion Island was covered in barnacles and was confirmed as belonging to MH370.

Anyone finding debris from doomed Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 could receive a financial reward, victims' families say.

Trump takes on China

Trump has threatened to brand China a currency manipulator and slap 45 percent tariffs on the nation's exports.

Donald Trump told his 16.6 million Twitter followers that he wouldn't be told by China whom he should or shouldn't talk to.

Trump's Taiwan talk planned video

US President-elect Donald Trump. Taiwan President Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen.

President-elect's communication with Taiwan was months in the making, say insiders.

11 dead in hotel fire video

Foreign guests with their belongings wait outside after a fire erupted in a hotel early morning in Karachi, Pakistan.

Pakistani cricketers escape as fire sweeps through four-star hotel, killing at least 11.

China slams Trump-Taiwan call video

Oops, he did it again...

China has lodged a diplomatic protest after Trump entertained Taiwan's call, calling Taiwan "petty."

Arrested for sharing Facebook post

Thai activist Jatupat Boonpattararaksa has been arrested for sharing a BBC profile of the new king.

A Thai activist is the first to be arrested for a "royal insult." His crime? Sharing a BBC article.

Truck falls into deep sinkhole gallery video

The road collapsed causing a four-metre wide and four-metre deep sinkhole.

China's streets are prone to the rare phenomenon, caused by underground erosion.

Bus crashes, 18 dead video

Rescue workers pull a van out of water after an accident killed at least 18 people, in Ezhou, Hubei province, China,

Eighteen people are dead after bus plunges off a road and into a lake in China.

A Titanic project for China

The Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912.

You too may soon be able to feel what it was like to hit an iceberg on the Titanic.

Thailand has new king

Thailand's Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn attends an event commemorating the death of King Chulalongkorn, known as ...

The country's crown prince has formally taken the throne to succeed his much-revered late father.

Kiwi woman 'freaked out' ahead of Bali trial

Myra Lynne William was allegedly acting erratic and was found with 0.43g of methamphetamine.

Myra Lynne William was detained in Bali after making a scene in the immigration queue and testing positive for methamphetamine.

Connor's boyfriend 'covered in blood'

Slain Bali police officer Wayan Sudarsa was found on a Bali beach.

Witness thought David Taylor had been in a fight on the night a Bali police officer was killed.

The lazy tricycle unload video

Transport driver comes up with super lazy way to unload vehicle

Delivery driver demonstrates a unique way of unloading freight carrying trike without getting off his vehicle.

Toddler stuck in washing machine video

It takes 20 minutes to free the girl from the washing machine.

Chinese firefighters had to dismantle a washing machine in order to free a two-year-old girl.

Giant sinkhole moves again video

The sinkhole was 15m deep and 30m wide.

A road which was patched up in days after being swallowed by a massive sinkhole is showing signs of sinking.

Out-of-control scooter hits man video

The elderly man was flung into the air when the scooter hit him.

Videos shows the moment an out-of-control scooter crashes into an elderly man in China.

Thai prince set to inherit throne

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn has spent much of his adult life abroad and does not command the same level of devotion ...

Thailand's parliament is expected to invite the Crown Prince to become the new king.

Japan’s bizarre hot-tub rollercoaster

The spa-themed amusement park will feature rollercoasters filled with hot spring water

A proposed spa-themed amusement park will allow visitors soak in hot pools while riding on rollercoasters.

Huge sinkholes found in China video

The sinkholes are spread across Hanzhong city.

The world's largest cluster of sinkholes has been discovered across a sprawling city and forest area.

New city 'scares everybody'

Project model on display at the Country Garden Forest City Sales Gallery in Johor Malaysia.

A Chinese developer is building a new $100 billion city in the sea that's bordering Singapore.

Outrage over frozen fish in ice rink

The company wanted to give visitors the illusion of skating on the sea.

A Japanese theme park which froze 5000 fish in its rink wanted to give visitors the illusion of skating above the sea.

Australian passport surrogacy scandal

Cambodian surrogate mother Hour Vanny, holding the two-page document she signed with Fertility Solutions, operated by ...

Australian embassy in Cambodia under fire for giving passports to babies with false documents.

Deadly 6.7 quake in China video

The earthquake destroyed houses and severed a railway line.

Earthquake in China kills at least one person, destroys houses and severs a railway line.

Nude students protest Marcos burial video

A protester impersonating former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos kisses an effigy of Ferdinand Marcos inside a mock ...

He's been dead 27 years. But the burial of Ferdinand Marcos has sparked outrage in the Philippines.

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