Asia Pacific

Philippines culls chickens to battle avian flu outbreak

The Philippines has deployed more troops to cull hundreds of thousands of chickens over potential exposure to the avian flu virus.

Asia Pacific

Myanmar offensive: Rohingya Muslims caught in the crossfire

The recent security operation launched by Myanmar's security forces is raising new concerns for the safety of Rohingya Muslims

Asia Pacific

North Korea slams upcoming US-South military exercises

Manoeuvres are viewed by Pyongyang as a rehearsal for an invasion and akin to 'pouring gasoline on fire'.

North Korea slams upcoming US-South military exercises

Indonesia

Indonesia in flag flap with Malaysia at Games

Southeast Asian Games organisers print Indonesia flag upside down in guidebook, sparking anger on social media.

Indonesia in flag flap with Malaysia at Games

Asia Pacific

Philippine church leader urges end to drug killings

Manila Cardinal Luis Tagle challenges dozens of killings by police last week saying 'stop wasting human lives'.

Philippine church leader urges end to drug killings

Asia Pacific

Widow of late Chinese Nobel laureate reappears in video

Liu Xia resurfaces for the first time since her husband Liu Xiaobo's funeral amid concerns about her fate.

Liu Xiaobo's widow reappears in YouTube video

Asia Pacific

Malaysia hosts 29th South East Asian Games

About 5,000 athletes have descended on the Malaysian city of Kuala Lumpur for the 29th edition of the South East Asian Games.

Asia Pacific

Outrage as Philippine teen killed in drug crackdown

Three police officers suspended as witnesses claim unarmed 17-year-old boy was framed by officials.

Vietnam

Thousands ill in Vietnam dengue outbreak

Mosquito-borne disease outbreak stretches Vietnam medical system as officials report 10,000 new infections in one week.

Thousands ill in Vietnam dengue outbreak

Asia Pacific

Chinese painter captures rural life

A Chinese artist has fulfilled his dream by capturing rural life in his paintings.

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong jails Occupy protest leaders

Three young leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement have been jailed for their role in the 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations.

Asia Pacific

80 killed after escalation in Philippines war on drugs

Another 13 people dead in Manila overnight after police raids and vigilante attacks as death toll rises.

80 killed after escalation in Philippines war on drugs

Politics

Anti-Muslim Australia politician attempts 'burqa stunt'

Far-right politician Pauline Henson wore face veil in parliament as part of campaign to ban the Islamic face veil.

Anti-Muslim Australian politician attempts burqa stunt

Reporter's Notebook

Why Australia's detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island are still open

Oscar-winning filmmaker Eva Orner on documenting life inside Nauru and Manus and the effects of Australia's harsh immigration detention policies.

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong jails three Umbrella Movement leaders

Joshua Wong, Alex Chow and Nathan Law given between six to eight months for their part in 2014 protests.

Hong Kong jails three Umbrella Movement leaders