Rob McBride

Rob McBride

Asia Pacific

Philippines volcano: Evacuees return to collect belongings

Thousands of evacuees from a town near the Philippines' Taal volcano have been allowed back to briefly visit their homes.

Philippines volcano: Evacuees return to collect belongings

Environment

Philippines braces for another volcanic eruption threat

Thousands more evacuate homes after Taal volcano blankets town with falling ash.

Philippines braces for another volcanic eruption threat

Asia Pacific

South Korea inequality: Youth fed up with wealth gap

A recent study shows many South Koreans in their 20s no longer believe hard work alone is a guarantee of success.

South Korea inequality: Youth fed up with wealth gap

Asia Pacific

North Korea strategy shift expected after nuclear talks stall

North Korean leader Kim's New Year speech may unveil key policy changes to ease sanctions, say geopolitical analysts.

North Korea strategy shift expected after nuclear talks stall

Asia Pacific

Samsung heir Lee faces corruption retrial

Prosecution lawyers say Lee's alleged bribery part of a plan to take over the chairmanship of Samsung from his father.

Samsung heir Lee faces corruption retrial

Asia Pacific

South Korea dust crisis: Budget rise aims to tackle pollution

Government points to longer-term solutions, such as increasing number of electric and hydrogen cars to a third of all vehicles in the next 10 years.

South Korea dust crisis: Budget rise aims to tackle pollution

Asia Pacific

Seoul showcases new weapons to world

South Korea shows off its military might at one of the biggest defence industry trade shows in the region.

Seoul showcases new weapons to world

Asia

Afghanistan polls: Taliban threatens attacks to keep voters away

Taliban warns voters of more attacks as presidential elections loom while government promises more security at polls.

Afghanistan polls: Taliban threatens attacks to keep voters away

Asia

Afghanistan explosions: Dozens killed in two separate blasts

The Taliban says its suicide bomber targeted special forces soldiers but most of those killed and injured were civilians.

Afghanistan explosions: Dozens killed in two separate blasts

Asia Pacific

South Korea music concert promotes peace with North

The concert was held near the heavily fortified border separating North and South Korea, a year after improving ties were marked with a summit between them.

South Korea music concert promotes peace with North

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong protesters change tactics

Protesters have adopted a hit-and-run strategy to create maximum disruption.

Hong Kong protesters change tactics

Hong Kong

Hong Kong protests: Tear gas fired at demonstrators

Protesters are angry that the bill has not been formally withdrawn.

Hong Kong protests: Tear gas fired at demonstrators