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New Zealand PM wins third term in office
With most votes counted, John Key's National Party leads with 49 percent as opposition leader concedes defeat.
Last updated: 20 Sep 2014 11:36 GMT
Scandal hangs over polls
Australia weighs tougher anti-terrorism laws
Prime minister to seek sweeping counterterrorism powers in parliament after authorities claim to have foiled ISIL plot.
Fiji's ex-coup leader heads for poll victory
Early results indicate incumbent PM Frank Bainimarama's Fiji First Party has secured more than 59 percent of the vote.
Trial of Uighur scholar resumes in China
Prominent academic Ilham Tohti faces 10 years to life in prison on charges rights activists dismiss as arbitrary.
Singapore shrouded by Indonesian smog
Jakarta considers seeding clouds to combat fires and pollution from illegal burning of plantations and forest.
Drug addicts stage mass breakout in Vietnam
More than 400 people break free in country where UN has recommended drug rehabilitation centres be closed.
S Korean fisherman finds possible North drone
The wreckage was recovered when it got caught in a net off Baengnyeong island along a disputed sea border.
Four on trial for deadly China knife attack
Carnage dubbed by state media as "China's 9/11" left dozens dead and 140 wounded at Kunming train station in March.
South Korea gears for cigarette price hike
Move to increase tax by 100 percent marks government attempt to reduce one of the world's highest smoking rates.
Philippines to enact law on Muslim autonomy
President Aquino asks legislators to pass law creating government to replace existing autonomous authority in Mindanao.
Vietnam accuses China of beating fishermen
Beijing told to severely punish those involved and offer compensation after alleged incident near Paracel islands.
29 Aug 2014 07:33 GMT
What drives single mothers in South Korea to abandon their babies?
Malaysia Airlines: can it survive?
29 Aug 2014 19:02 GMT
The carrier announces financial losses and job cuts as it strives to recover from two passenger jet disasters.
The cost of beauty
Indonesia's sweet tooth
Counting the Cost
The final Thai ouster
China in Africa: investment or exploitation?
Allies await Fiji's return to democratic fold
After seven years under military leader's rule, key test is whether South Pacific island's vote would be free and fair.
S Korea HIV patients suffer from stigma
Patients forced to move to general hospitals after country's only specialised centre loses its status over abuses.
US man gets six years hard labour in N Korea
Matthew Miller was detained in Pyongyang after reportedly tearing up his visa at the airport and demanding asylum.
Breakaway Philippine rebels align with IS
Commander of Abu Sayyaf, blamed for some of the worst attacks in the Philippines, vows loyalty to Islamic State group.
Formula E: the grand prix of the future?
Organisers say electric-car "Formula E" race in Beijing heralds the start of a new era in motor sport.
Australians snap up world's priciest game
Thousands of people waited for hours to buy 'Destiny' - a video game that cost half a billion dollars to make.
Australian PM's policies get mixed reaction
Tony Abbott has reduced public spending, upset environmentalists and taken a hard line on asylum seekers.
Philippine war refugees remain homeless
A year after being displaced by fighting, thousands of families in Zamboanga City living in makeshift homes.
Denmark introduces rehab for Syrian fighters
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Islamic State fears take hold in Netherlands
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Interactive: Drawdown in Afghanistan
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Ugandans baffled by sleeping ministers
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
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