Powerful quake rattles Japan

e Meteorological Agency's website shows the areas affected by Friday's earthquake.

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake shakes western Japan, but there is no danger of a tsunami.

Wanted dead or alive: rats

A hog-nosed rat in Indonesia.

Bounty offered for rats as officials in Jakarta outsource pest eradication to the people.

'Castrations will wipe out sex crimes'

Extraordinary crime requires extraordinary measures to be taken, says Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

Indonesia's president says the country will not compromise on its crackdown on child sex offenders.

Exploding tyre destroys SUV video

Panels hang off an SUV after a rear tyre exploded on a road in China.

Driver suffers broken leg as an exploding tyre destroys his SUV.

Super typhoon slams Philippines video

Residents who evacuated their homes due to Typhoon Haima take shelter at an evacuation centre in San Fernando, la Union ...

Evacuees take shelter as Super Typhoon Haima makes landfall on the northeastern Philippine coast with ferocious winds and rain.

BMW crashes basketball practice video

BMW crashes through stadium wall, narrowly missing basketball player

A BMW has gate crashed a basketball stadium in China narrowly missing a player practising three-point shots.

Drone to probe MH370 'contacts'

A mural of flight MH370 in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Several items seen by sonar on remote seabed may be man-made, and need to be investigated.

What visitors to Thailand need to know

Mourners gather outside the Grand Palace to pay their respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok.

Tourists are being asked to dress respectfully and act with sensitivity after the death of King Bhumibol.

Big earthquake in Borneo

The quake was measured at 10 kilometres deep.

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake has occurred in Borneo.

Typhoon menus: Supersized

A man runs away from a wave at a beach as Typhoon Sarika lands in China.

Super Typhoon with 275kmh winds bearing down on Philippines week after typhoon caused deadly floods.

Duterte leaves Americans jittery

The administration of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is re-examining the US-Philippines relationship.

As Duterte rails against the US, Americans in the country grow concerned they'll be asked to leave.

Elephant rescues 'drowning' worker video

When a baby elephant thought a park worker was in trouble, she rushed into the river.

When a baby elephant thought a park worker was in trouble, she rushed into the river to help.

Grief after death turns to anger

People hold portraits of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej as they wait on the roadside while his body is moved ...

Jeering crowds had to be held back after a woman was arrested for insulting Thailand's late king.

Is it a donkey or a zebra? video

The zebra-donkey hybrid is known as a zebrass or zonkey.

An odd love story at a Chinese wildlife park has led to the birth of a "zebrass".

Trapped pregnant buffalo rescued video

A pregnant buffalo has tasted freedom after trapping itself in a large well in China.

Aussie moved to infamous jail

Sara Connor is jostled as she is taken from the Denpasar prosecutor's office to Kerobokan jail on Monday.

Sara Connor claims she is innocent of murder as she's transferred to Kerobokan jail.

30 killed in bus collision

The incident occurred near Rahim Yar Khan in the southern Punjab province.

At least 30 people were killed in Pakistan when two buses collided in southern Punjab province.

Climber falls to death in Bali

Gunung Abang in Kintamani, Bangli Regency, Bali

A British tourist has died in Bali after he fell into a ravine while climbing a mountain.

McCullum to head to India with Key video

New Zealand’s biggest and most exciting spring festival, NZ Cup and Show Week, is joining forces with Māia Health ...

NZ will leverage off cricket star Brendon McCullum on a business and education delegation to India on Monday.

Thailand's tourism will survive video

King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 2010.

Concerts and colossal beach parties in Thailand have been cancelled - but it's not expected to put tourists off.

Giant jade stone found

The giant stone is reportedly worth NZ$240 million.

Miners have discovered a giant jade stone, weighing 175 tonnes, in Myanmar.

Lift off for China video

The Long March-2F rocket carrying Shenzhou 11 manned spacecraft blasts off from launch pad on Oct 17, 2016 in Jiuquan, China.

China has launched two astronauts into orbit to spend a month aboard a space lab.

'Stop playing cards, produce a child'

State media reports of a "baby boom" in Beijing have been misleading.

Desperate Chinese bring in slogans to break one-child habits and get citizens busy in bedroom.

Vehicles crash into ponds video

The moment a woman is rescued from her car after accidentally driving into a pond

Pedal confusion and a shoelace are being blamed for these two dramatic crashes of vehicles in ponds.

World's oldest captive panda dies

Ocean Park officials made the decision to euthanise Jia Jia.

At 38 years old, Jia Jia's health was deteriorating, so Hong Kong zoo officials made the tough call to euthanise her.

Bali bridge collapse kills eight

The "Yellow Bridge" connecting Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan collapsed.

Suspension bridge linking two islands off Bali's coast collapses, leaving several dead and dozens injured.

Thai king's coronation postponed video

Thailand's Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn.

Crown Prince of Thailand requests for time to grieve for his late father.

North Korea from space

A still of the overview of Pyongyang.

The world doesn't really get to see much of the very secretive North Korea. But when you're in space, it's far easier to catch a glimpse.

North Korean missile test fails

The US said it would raise the latest missile launch with the United Nations.

The US military detected an attempted test launch of an intermediate ballistic missile near the northwestern city of Kusong.

Deadly stampede in India video

Rajghat Bridge, Padav Crossing in Varanasi is the site of a deadly stampede that left at least two dozen pilgrims dead ...

24 devotees were killed in the crush of the crowd ahead of a Hindu ceremony in the ancient Indian city of Varanasi.

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