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Myanmar leader speaks out video

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a speech to the nation over Rakhine and Rohingya situation.

She says her country does not fear international scrutiny as Rohingya flee from attacks by security forces.

US bombers drill near N Korea

A US Air Force  B-1B  sits on the tarmac at Andersen Air Force, Guam.

US and South Korean military fly over Korean peninsula in show of force against North Korea.

Chinese billionaires thriller shows

Alibaba CEO Jack Ma dressed as Michael Jackson and put on a thriller of a performance.

It's like Pop Idol and X-Factor rolled into one, but for business tycoons across China.

UN 'exhausts options' on N Korea video

US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, says the UN Security Council has done all it can to deal with the threat of North ...

The US may have to turn the matter of North Korea over to the Pentagon, ambassador says.

Hostage priest rescued after battle

Father Teresito "Chito" Suganob was held hostage for almost four months in besieged Marawi.

Catholic priest, taken hostage in May, found abandoned in the Philippines after a deadly battle involving Islamic State.

Seven boys arrested over fatal fire video

A family member of a victim of cries during a burial in Kuala Lumpur.

23 people died in the Malaysian school blaze. Police say boys set it deliberately because students had teased them.

'They flee or die' video

Anayat Ullah is one of many Rohingya refugees living in Auckland.

NZ's Rohingya talk about family caught up in the crackdown.

NKorea seeks military 'equilibrium' video

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un claps with military officers at the Command of the Strategic Force of the Korean ...

North Korea accelerates its weapons programme so "US rulers dare not talk about a military option", says leader Kim Jong Un.

The truth about child brides

"There was all this shaming": Arief, Aulia and their son in Sukabumi, rural West Java.

Fifty thousand Indonesian girls marry before the age of 15 each year. Much of what we think we know about them is wrong.

Tourists 'not warned' about crocs

Locals say despite the rivers in a southern Sri Lankan beach resort being infested with crocodiles, authorities had not ...

Following the horrific death of a British journalist, Sri Lankan authorities are under fire for failing to warn tourists of "infestation".

N Korea options running out: US

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un celebrates after the nation's successful test of a hydrogen bomb in early September.

"There is a military option," H.R. McMaster says after North Korea fires second missile over Japan.

Awkward history of 'decapitation' plots

South Korea has recently tried to show that, if worst comes to worst, it could pre-emptively take out North Korean ...

ANALYSIS: Dreams of taking out a North Korean leader are part of a long and often ignoble tradition in South Korea.

Crocodile kills British journalist

Paul McClean was "a talented, energetic and dedicated young journalist", his editor says.

Locals heard young British journalist scream as he was dragged away, but it was too late.

North Korea fires off missile video

North Korea has increased its missile launches this year. (File photo)

The missile was fired a missile "eastward from Pyongyang", as people in Japan were warned to take shelter.

US 'assumes' H-bomb test video

US Air Force General John Hyten, Commander of US. Strategic Command said he could not actually confirm whether it was a ...

Top commander indicates there is nothing to contradict rogue nation's claims they exploded a hydrogen bomb.

Desperate plight of the Rohingya video

Newly arrived Rohingya refugee Rahmatullah carries his mother Sura Khatun as they flee to Cox's Bazar district.

Day after day, wave after wave of refugees swarm onto a Bangladesh beach.

Alert raised for Bali volcano

Indonesia has raised the alert level of Mount Agung.

Indonesia raises alert level for Gunung Agung, warning visitors to stay further than 3km away.

N Korea 'tested hydrogen bomb'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un celebrates with nuclear scientists and engineers who contributed to the hydrogen bomb test.

Top US nuclear general says the September 3 test could only have been an H-bomb.

Cambodia’s incredible floating villages video

Three kids. Parents are often working, so can't help their children get to school.

It's full of tourists, and a little bit like Venice, but there's a heartbreaking twist.

Nuclear test shrinks mountain

Punggye-ri in Kilju County, North Hamgyong province, is North Korea's only known nuclear test site.

Before North Korea tested its hydrogen bomb, Mount Mantap was 2205 metres high. It's not anymore.

World's oldest panda dies

Giant panda Basi imitates her keeper to wave at visitors on her 35th birthday.

Pandas are generally considered old after reaching 20. Basi reached nearly twice that age.

N Korea threatens Japan, US video

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts during a celebration for nuclear scientists and engineers who contributed to a ...

Rogue nation threatens to use nuclear weapons to "sink" Japan and reduce the United States to "ashes and darkness".

Deadly fire at Malaysia school video

The charred interior of the religious school Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah after a fire broke out in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

A fire that blocked the only exit to the school's dormitory killed 24 people, mostly teenagers.

No Hit & Run raid probe

Three-year-old Fatima.

PM continues to rule out inquiry into raid by SAS soldiers in Afghanistan, despite pleas from parents who say their girl was killed during the operation.

Family forced out of NZ fear torture

An Indian couple have been given their daughter back, but are still fighting Immigration NZ.

A "mis-matched" Indian couple fear torture at the hands of the woman's wealthy, connected relatives.

'Why did my daughter die?'

Three-year-old Fatima.

Parents of a girl reportedly killed during a New Zealand SAS raid have spoken of their heartbreak.

Nuclear bomb twice as strong as thought video

The test came just after North Korea announced it had developed an H-bomb it had fitted to a missile.

North Korea's test this month generated 250 kilotons of energy, experts say. The Hiroshima bomb released just 15.

UN's massive blow to North Korea video

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has conducted six nuclear tests, and now more than 90 per cent of his country's reported ...

The United Nations Security Council has agreed on its toughest-ever sanctions against North Korea.

Watered-down penalties for Kim

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's defiance is creating divides among the five veto-holding members of the UN Security ...

The US is believed to be diluting efforts to punish North Korea for its sixth and most powerful nuclear test.

North Korea throws a party video

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts during a celebration for nuclear scientists and engineers who contributed to a ...

The world waited for another missile launch as North Korea marked its anniversary. All that happened was a party.

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