Japan

Japan searching for North Korean vessel reported to have sunk

Fate of those on board the fishing boat remains unknown as Japanese coastguard and patrol boat search Sea of Japan.

Japan searching for North Korean vessel reported to have sunk

Hong Kong

Hong Kong politicians force Lam to suspend policy speech

Chief executive forced to stop policy speech and proceedings suspended, amid heckling from pro-democracy legislators.

Hong Kong politicians force Lam to suspend policy speech

Kim Jong Un

North Korea's Kim rides white horse in show of sanctions defiance

Mt Paektu and the white horse are central to the Kim family's mythology and visits often herald major policy moves.

North Korea's Kim rides white horse in show of sanctions defiance

United States

US House approves Hong Kong bills in boost for protesters

House unites to approve Hong Kong measures, which still require Senate backing, drawing swift condemnation from China.

Weather

Rescuers look for missing as typhoon kills more people in Japan

At least 12 remain missing after deadly Typhoon Hagibis, which left as many as 13,000 homes flooded in 13 prefectures.

Rescuers look for missing as typhoon kills more people in Japan

Australia

Tamil family remain in detention as Australia mulls UN request

Nadesalingam and Priya were detained with their Australia-born daughters in March 2018 and are now on Christmas Island.

Tamil family remain in detention as Australia mulls UN request

AJ Impact

Powering China: Tough choices for Beijing as oil questions linger

Instability in the Middle East may be forcing China to rethink its energy supply mix.

Powering China: Tough choices for Beijing as oil questions linger

Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong protests: Carrie Lam to outline annual policy plan

Hong Kong remains a city under siege with protests now entering their fifth month.

Japan

Outrage after homeless men denied refuge from Typhoon Hagibis

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promises to take action after two men were denied entry to a Tokyo storm shelter.

Outrage after homeless men denied refuge from Typhoon Hagibis

Weather

Japan typhoon death toll climbs as hopes for missing fade

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warns of prolonged economic impact from typhoon, which swept across country at the weekend.

Japan typhoon death toll climbs as hopes for missing fade

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.

Papua New Guinea

PNG police seek to arrest ex-PM over 'corruption'

Arrest warrant issued for former Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, but he is refusing to cooperate, police say.

Papua New Guinea police seek to arrest ex-PM over 'corruption'

United Kingdom

Confessions of a cannabis farmer: The Vietnamese getting UK high

Gang members and migrants from Vietnam keep Britain's multi-billion dollar marijuana industry running.

Confessions of a cannabis farmer: The Vietnamese getting UK high

Asia Pacific

Cambodia steps up opposition crackdown as Rainsy return nears

Government of longtime leader Hun Sen claims Rainsy's return is a "coup", threatening long jail terms for supporters.

Cambodia steps up opposition crackdown as Rainsy return nears

Child rights

One in three young children undernourished or overweight: UNICEF

Report finds 149 million children four or younger are stunted and malnutrition costs the world $3.5 trillion yearly.

One in three young children undernourished or overweight: UNICEF