Russian missiles 'crash in Iran'

A Russian warship launches a cruise missile in the Caspian Sea.

Four missiles meant to target Syrian rebel positions reportedly go off course.

'Carmageddon' on Chinese highway video

"Carmageddon" on a 50-lane Chinese highway as motorists head home from a holiday break.

It's a driver's nightmare come true, as thousands of cars bring a 50-lane highway to a standstill.

Getting Japan's women working

The rise the number of women  in the workforce has contributed to Japanese employment rate surged in recent years.

Japanese women now outpace American women in participation in the labor force.

Amnesty on jailed Kiwi's case

Amnesty International says Philip Blackwood, a New Zealander jailed in Myanmar, is  a prisoner of conscience.

Amnesty International says New Zealander Philip Blackwood is a prisoner of conscience in Myanmar.

Aloha bro: Meet the 'Maorish' people of Sydney

Marae-style stage where performers reportedly came out in "brownface".

A Chinese museum may have forgotten to do some fact-checking.

The rise of Hong Kong's McRefugees

A growing number of Hong Kong's homeless are seeking shelter at 24-hour takeaway restaurants.

Death of elderly woman at Hong Kong McDonald's outlet sparks concern for the country's homeless 'McRefugees'.

Indian capital vows to improve air

Smoke billows from a power station during sunset in New Delhi, ten years ago.

India's capital, New Delhi, set to impose pollution tax, car-free days in effort to improve air quality.

HK leader charged with misconduct

Donald Tsang, center, former leader of Hong Kong talks to reporters with his wife Selina as they leave a magistrate's court in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong's former leader, Donald Tsang, has been charged with two counts of misconduct in public office.

Buffalo with skin of a reptile video

Crocodile-like skin on what is thought to be a dead buffalo calf, is thought to bring good luck.

Villagers think they're in luck after a buffalo was born with skin like a crocodile.

Haze to become worst on record

Wearing faces masks in Palembang, Indonesia, as haze shrouded the Ampera bridge on the weekend.

Malaysia has ordered all schools to close for two days as haze is on track to become the worst on record.

Typhoon lashes southern China

Authorities have issued the highest "red alert" emergency response.

At least six people are dead as winds of up to 180km hit the country's south coast.

Man sets room on fire during live stream video

Live streaming, plus lighting a match inside equals a cautionary tale of how not to put out a fire.

A Japanese man has live-streamed himself accidentally burning down his room.

IS takes responsibility for attack

The site where Japanese Kunio Hoshi was killed in the Rangpur district of Bangladesh on Saturday.

Islamic State has used its official Twitter account to claim responsibility for the shooting death of a Japanese man in Bangladesh.

US may have bombed Afghan hospital

The burnt Medicins Sans Frontieres hospital after the explosion.

At least 16 people have been killed, and dozens missing after an apparent US air strike that hit an Afghan hospital.

Gas blast kills four in China video

The aftermath of the blast.

Blocks of concrete rained down on a street and narrowly missed passing motorists, after an apparent gas explosion in China.

Plane missing in Indonesia

The Aviastar airline office at Hasanuddin International Airport in Makassar, South Sulawesi.

A passenger plane carrying 10 people is missing on a domestic flight in eastern Indonesia.

Thirsty leopard gets head stuck in tin pot

Thirsty leopard gets head stuck in pot in India

Indian forest officials were forced to tranquilize a thirsty leopard after the animal's head got caught in a metal water pot.

'Great Firewall of Thailand' under attack

The military junta in Thailand is considering a firewall.

Thai government websites attacked in protest against plans to introduce a single internet gateway for the country.

Scarfies hunt for missing MH370

The view from the MV Fugro Discovery, which is involved in the search for missing airliner MH370.

Otago University graduates are helping scan ocean floor for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

Mail bombs kill at least seven

A damaged building after an explosion in Liucheng County in the Guangxi region of southern China.

A series of package bombs exploded in the southwestern Chinese city of Liuzhou, killing at least seven people.

Two Japanese held in China for 'spying'

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said they knew about the arrest as soon as the two men were detained, but withheld the information.

Two Japanese citizens have been arrested in China over spying allegations.

Children risk lives working in mines

Some gold mines in the Philippines employ children as young as 9.

Children as young as nine are risking their lives working in gold mines in the Philippines.

Abe wants 'amicable' China relationship

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: "Certainly we export a lot, we invest a lot in China. Therefore the economic relationship between Japan and China is very close in the field of trade and investment. And therefore there is a need, we have to watch very carefully the path of the Chinese economy."

Japanese PM says Japan needs to develop a stable and amicable relationship with China.

Typhoon lashes Taiwan, 2 dead

A pedestrian struggles with luggage in the strong winds and rain from Typhoon Dujuan in the business district of Taipei, Taiwan.

Two people are dead and hundreds injured after typhoon slams Taiwan.

China to commit 8000 troops for UN

'We are committed to peaceful development,' Xi Jinping told the United Nations General Assembly.

President Xi Jinping says China will contribute 8000 troops for UN peacekeeping standby force.

Elderly forced into prostitution

An elderly woman stands at a small, bustling plaza in front of the Piccadilly theater in Seoul, South Korea, a a place where elderly prostitutes openly solicit customers for sex in nearby motels.

"I know that I shouldn't do this," the 76-year-old prostitute said. But she needs the money for arthritis treatment.

Thai blast suspect's bomb history

Thai national police chief Somyot Pumpanmuang speaks about the investigation.

Police believe a suspect in the deadly Bangkok bombing was involved in previous attacks.

President of Maldives escapes blast

Injured people being evacuated after the blast.

President Abdulla Yameen escaped unhurt in an explosion on his speedboat but his wife and two aides were injured.

Clinton: Chinese president 'shameless'

Hillary Clinton has called out Xi Jinping over the detention of five prominent women's rights activists earlier this year.

Hillary Clinton calls out Xi Jinping for hosting UN summit on women's rights while "persecuting feminists".

Modi gets emotional at Facebook video

'I came from a very poor family', Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the crowd.

Indian PM chokes up while describing his humble beginnings at event hosted by Mark Zuckerberg.

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