She fled home at 14, ending up in Nepal's adult sector. Now Kubita says her life feels "worthless".
Hundreds cross into Baghdad's Green Zone as political crisis deepens.
Daytime cooking banned in India as searing heat kills more than 300 people.
A tragic month of earthquakes along the "Ring of Fire" has kept seismologists busy.
Doctors have managed to reattach the arm of a tourist who was mauled by a two-metre shark in Indonesia.
An elderly man will spend 10 years doing hard labour in North Korea for "unpardonable espionage".
The revered Buddhist was covered in gold leaf, a practice reserved for holy men.
Driverless pods are the latest and coolest mode of public transport.
Windows shatter, trains derail and cars plunge from buckling bridges. It all happens at 4.35pm on a day dubbed "Tokyo's X Day".
Australian Michael Czugaj has been moved to a different prison after he was allegedly found with ice.
Thousands have signed a petition after an elephant trained to carry tourists dropped dead from exhaustion.
A mother cradling a baby is among the 48 sets of remains found by archaeologists in Taiwan.
Nepalese children are plucked from rural homes, and end up working as bricklayers, carpet factories, or the sex trade.
The first ruling Workers' Party congress since 1980 is expected to push for nuclear weapons capability.
Japanese car giant admits it lied about fuel economy data dating back 25 years.
A gay couple from the US has won an appeal for parental rights over a baby born to a Thai surrogate mother.
"We are just waiting and waiting," say victims, a year on from devastating quake.
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.
Payment of $80,222 "irrelevant" after death of his two-year-old triplets in mall fire, says Kiwi dad.
Disguised as couriers, up to six assailants went to gay activist's apartment and began their attack.
Sweets meant to celebrate new life have instead left nearly two-dozen people dead and scores ill.
Residents of small Philippines' town find the head of a Canadian hostage in the town centre.
The houses will be rebuilt eventually. The underlying problems will not be solved with bricks and mortar.
Controversial artist extends open wedding invitation to police for bringing her together with her fiance.
A man visiting a scenic mountain died after monkeys dislodged a rock which hit him.
Quick thinking traffic cop leaps into action with his road cones and saves the day.
New Zealand's day of remembrance will carry special significance for a group of Christchurch schoolgirls this year.
The border came and went before she realised. This wasn't the new life, new country she'd been promised.
North Korea will halt nuclear tests if the US suspends its military exercises with South Korea.
University professor hacked to death in Bangladesh, with Islamic State claiming responsibility.