'Life's like a bad dream' stuff nation

She fled home at 14, ending up in Kathmandu's adult sector. Now Kubita says her life feels "worthless".

She fled home at 14, ending up in Nepal's adult sector. Now Kubita says her life feels "worthless".

Protesters storm Iraq parliament video

Followers of Iraq's Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr storm Baghdad's Green Zone after lawmakers failed to convene for a ...

Hundreds cross into Baghdad's Green Zone as political crisis deepens.

Cooking ban as India sizzles

More than 150 leading Indian economists, rights activists and academics expressed their "collective anxiety about the ...

Daytime cooking banned in India as searing heat kills more than 300 people.

The Pacific Rim: Five myths

Seismic graphs show the earthquake waves at 8am on Tuesday detected by the northernmost seismographs.

A tragic month of earthquakes along the "Ring of Fire" has kept seismologists busy.

Shark rips off surfer's arm

A shark attack at a Bali beach has left Ryan Boarman critically injured.

Doctors have managed to reattach the arm of a tourist who was mauled by a two-metre shark in Indonesia.

US man sentenced to hard labour

Kim Dong Chul, 62, admitted to stealing North Korean military secrets.

An elderly man will spend 10 years doing hard labour in North Korea for "unpardonable espionage".

Chinese monk mummified

Abbot Zhen Yu places a robe on the mummified body of revered Buddhist monk Fu Hou.

The revered Buddhist was covered in gold leaf, a practice reserved for holy men.

Future of public transport is here

The automated group rapid transport (GRT) vehicle can carry up to 24 people and is wheelchair-access-friendly.

Driverless pods are the latest and coolest mode of public transport.

'X' Day: A quake to shake the world

A wave approaches Miyako City after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck Japan on March 11, 2011.

Windows shatter, trains derail and cars plunge from buckling bridges. It all happens at 4.35pm on a day dubbed "Tokyo's X Day".

Bali nine member 'found with drugs'

Michael Czugaj, pictured in 2006, was allegedly caught with the drug ice in prison.

Australian Michael Czugaj has been moved to a different prison after he was allegedly found with ice.

Call to end elephant rides video

Thousands have shared the image of the deceased elephant, Sambo.

Thousands have signed a petition after an elephant trained to carry tourists dropped dead from exhaustion.

4800-year-old fossils found video

The fossil of a mother and baby in Taiwan, April 26, 2016 in this still image taken from Reuters video.

A mother cradling a baby is among the 48 sets of remains found by archaeologists in Taiwan.

Facing up to child trafficking stuff nation

Kabita, age 16, worked in a Kathmandu Dance Bar where she was routinely harassed, intimidated and forced into ...

Nepalese children are plucked from rural homes, and end up working as bricklayers, carpet factories, or the sex trade.

N Korea's first congress in 36 years

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un salutes as he arrives to inspect a military drill. North Korea is holding its first ...

The first ruling Workers' Party congress since 1980 is expected to push for nuclear weapons capability.

Mitsubishi cheated from 1991

Mitsubishi's cheating on fuel efficiency tests may date back to 1991.

Japanese car giant admits it lied about fuel economy data dating back 25 years.

Gay couple win surrogacy fight

Gordon Lake and Manuel Santos, with baby Carmen at the central juvenile and family court in Bangkok.

A gay couple from the US has won an appeal for parental rights over a baby born to a Thai surrogate mother.

Faces of the Nepal quake

Nepal earthquake one year on - Chameli Darai and baby Laxman

"We are just waiting and waiting," say victims, a year on from devastating quake.

Recap: Nepal quake, a year on

Dalli Achhami, 75, values what she has in the aftermath of the April 2015 Nepal earthquake.

Look back over our live chat with Unicef's Patrick Rose and Stuff feature writer Nikki Macdonald, a year after the magnitude 7.8 quake.

'Not going to bring our children back'

Willsher, Jackson and Lillie Weekes, Kiwi triplets who died after a fire broke out in a mall in Doha.

Payment of $80,222 "irrelevant" after death of his two-year-old triplets in mall fire, says Kiwi dad.

Magazine editor slaughtered

Xulhaz Mannan, pictured left, was murdered in Bangladesh on Monday.

Disguised as couriers, up to six assailants went to gay activist's apartment and began their attack.

'New life' sweets kill 23

The popular Pakistani sweet treat laddoos have been blamed for the deaths of 23 people.

Sweets meant to celebrate new life have instead left nearly two-dozen people dead and scores ill.

Canadian hostage decapitated

Canadian John Ridsdel was one of four people abducted on September 22 in Samal, Davao del Norte, Philippines.

Residents of small Philippines' town find the head of a Canadian hostage in the town centre.

Nepal's rough and dusty road to recovery gallery

Nepal earthquake one year on - 75-year-old Dalli Achhami

The houses will be rebuilt eventually. The underlying problems will not be solved with bricks and mortar.

'Vagina artist' engaged to musician

Lead singer of The Waterboys Mike Scott and Megumi Igarashi.

Controversial artist extends open wedding invitation to police for bringing her together with her fiance.

Fatal rockfall caused by monkeys

monkey, mountain

A man visiting a scenic mountain died after monkeys dislodged a rock which hit him.

Sinkhole swallows road video

Danger zone - the massive hole suddenly opened up as cars whizzed by.

Quick thinking traffic cop leaps into action with his road cones and saves the day.

'We will never forget'

St Margaret's College teachers and students who were caught in the Nepal earthquake one year ago. From left: teacher ...

New Zealand's day of remembrance will carry special significance for a group of Christchurch schoolgirls this year.

Nepal's child sex trade gallery video

Phulsani Tamang was just 12 when she was trafficked to India to be groomed for the sex trade.

The border came and went before she realised. This wasn't the new life, new country she'd been promised.

North Korea nukes 'self-defence'

North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong claimed the North's proposal was "very logical.''

North Korea will halt nuclear tests if the US suspends its military exercises with South Korea.

Professor hacked to death

University professor Rezaul Karim Siddiquee had his throat slit and was hacked to death while waiting for a bus near his ...

University professor hacked to death in Bangladesh, with Islamic State claiming responsibility.

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