Asia

Tiger kills man at zoo

Footage showed the young man close to the white tiger.

A white tiger killed a young man who either fell or climbed into the animal’s enclosure at New Delhi zoo.

Afghan rivals sign unity deal

PACT: Afghanistan presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah.

Rival candidates in the bitterly disputed Afghan presidential election have signed an agreement on a unity government.

Killers have likely fled island

Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.

The killers of two British tourists are likely to have fled a Thai resort island amid false police leads and a contaminated crime scene.

'Whale hunt will continue'

Japanese whaling ship Yushin Maru injures a whale with its first harpoon attempt before taking a further three harpoon shots to kill the whale in the Southern Ocean in 2006.

Japan vows to continue hunting whales, despite the International Whaling Commission voting in favour of a NZ-led resolution.

Bikini comment apology

VICTIMS: Hannah Witheridge and David Miller, British tourists killed in Thailand.

Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha apologised for criticising tourists who wear bikinis in Thailand, comments that sparked an international outcry.

Teachers held without charge

Two teachers held by Indonesian police without charge: Ferdinant Tjiong (left) with his wife, Fransisca, and Neil Bantleman, with his wife Tracey.

Two teachers at the prestigious Jakarta International School have been held since July as bizarre details emerge of the child sex allegations being made against them.

Chinese anti-corruption probe

Delegates at the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

Chinese security agents want to enter New Zealand to interrogate the wife, child, mistress and associates of one of China's highest profile corrupt officials.

'Can I take the normal one?'

Explosive allegations surface of a frenzied scramble to offload baby Gammy when he was born, including abandoning him.

Explosive allegations surface of a frenzied scramble to offload baby Gammy when he was born, including abandoning him.

Eight die in bus stop crash video

Closed circuit video shows a truck careening through an intersection in China after it's breaks failed.

A freight truck lost control and crashed into a bus stop in a Chinese city, killing eight people and injuring six others.

Evacuations as volcano spews lava

Philippines

Authorities rush to evacuate thousands ahead of a possible deadly eruption by the Philippines' most active volcano.

American arrested for swim

INFAMOUS LEADER: An American was arrested in South Korea attempting to swim across a river to North Korea to meet leader Kim Jong-Un.

American man arrested after being caught trying to swim across a river from South Korea into North Korea.

al-Qaeda wing in South Asia

Pakistan Navy personnel keep guard near the Navy ship PNS Zulfiqar after it returned to Karachi on June 23, 2011. Al Qaeda militants took over Pakistani frigate PNS Zulfiqar but were killed before they could attack nearby US warships.

Al-Qaeda's South Asia wing has claimed responsibility for hijacking a Pakistani naval ship and fire rockets.

Murders forensic report leaked

VICTIMS: Hannah Witheridge and David Miller, British tourists killed in Thailand.

Murdered British tourist David Miller struggled violently with his attacker or attackers in the sea.

Thai police question slain Brit's roommate

Thai officers work near the bodies of David Miller and Hannah Witheridge found murdered on a Thai beach.

A British man has returned to the murder scene of two of his fellow backpackers on a scenic Thai resort island and is being questioned by police.

American 'trying to swim to North Korea'

North Korea. NZ use OK

South Korean marines arrested a man swimming towards North Korea who wanted to meet the North Korean leader, said Korean media.

'Cove' dolphin hunt underway

DOLPHIN HUNT: Fishermen corral dolphins during last season's hunt in Taiji, Japan.

The first dolphins of the season have been slaughtered in the small Japanese town of Taiji, campaigners say.

Thai woman leaps to death

crocodile

A Thai women has taken her own life by leaping into a pond of crocodiles at a farm popular with tourists.

Thousands flee volcano

MOUNT MAYON: The volcano, seen here in 2009, has erupted nearly 50 times in the last 600 years.

More than 12,000 people evacuate from the foot of the Phillippines' most active volcano, amid fears of an eruption.

British pair found murdered

CRIME SCENE: Thai officers work near the bodies of two British tourists found murdered on a Thai beach.

The naked bodies of two British tourists have been found on a Thai beach, sparking a murder probe on the popular resort island of Koh Tao.

Japan claims more centenarians

RECORD HOLDER: Misao Okawa was born in Tenma, Osaka, on March 5, 1898.

Reaching the century mark remains relatively rare but it is increasingly less so in Japan.  

Six years hard labour

US citizen Matthew Todd Miller sits in a witness box during his trial at the North Korean Supreme Court

North Korea sentenced US citizen Matthew Todd Miller to six years hard labour for committing "hostile acts" as a tourist to the isolated country.

Ferry sinks in Philippines

Southern Leyte province in the Philippine.

A ferry with at least 84 passengers and crew onboard sank off the coast of central Philippines.

Floating bodies collected video

Indian Army sets up medical camps, increases evacuations after deadly floods.

Indian Kashmir police have been collecting bodies floating in the streets as accusations mount over a bungled rescue operations.

River overflows, threatens city video

Residents say governments of Pakistan and India are not doing enough after flooding causes deaths and widespread damage.

Massive flood that's killed more than 450 people pours into Pakistan plains, sending a major river over its banks and threatening hundreds of thousands more.

Drug suspect not boyfriend, says Corby

Schapelle Corby

Schapelle Corby has denied that Bali drug suspect Ben Panangian is her boyfriend.

'Growing irritation' over MH17 investigation

Australian Federal Police with their Malaysian and Dutch counterparts at the MH17 crash site.

There is a perception of "growing irritation" among Malaysian and Australian diplomats about the passive position of the Dutch investigation into MH17.

Family to leave Bali without missing dad

STILL MISSING: Peter Maynard has not been seen since August 27.

The family of an Australian man missing in the surf off Indonesia is preparing to go home without him.

China tells US to stop spy missions

MEETING: US National Security Adviser Susan Rice shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Visiting US national security adviser told to end "close-in reconnaissance" less than a month after spat over spy plane.

No distress call video

The Dutch Safety Board is taking the lead in the investigation, assisted by experts from Australia, the UK, Germany, Malaysia, the US, Ukraine and Russia.

Large number of high-energy objects smashed through flight MH17, causing it to break up in mid-air, preliminary crash report finds.

Mosque collapse kills 10

COLLAPSE: Residents and rescue workers gather at the site of a mosque in Lahore, Pakistan,, after its roof collapsed, killing at least 10 worshippers inside praying.

A rescue official says a mosque has collapsed in eastern Pakistan, killing at least 10 worshippers.