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Former Indian air force boss arrested
India is one of the world's biggest arms importers but critics say its procurement process is not transparent.


700 tourists rescued in Indian storm
Some 700 tourists have been rescued from an Indian island after a storm trapped them there for the week.


Indon soldier found after chopper crash
A missing Indonesian soldier has been found alive two weeks after the helicopter he was aboard crashed in a remote area of Borneo.


South Korea's President Park impeached
South Korean lawmakers have voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye, in a stunning fall for country's first female president.


Stunning fall for South Korean leader
South Korean President Park Geun Hye popularity was virtually wiped out by a corruption scandal, with recent polls putting her support at just four per cent.


S Korea begins president impeachment vote
South Korean lawmakers have begun voting on whether to impeach President Park Geun-hye over an influence peddling scandal,


Indonesia president visits quake survivors
More than 100 people were killed in the quake that hit the northeast of Aceh province, with Indonesian President Joko Widodo vowing to rebuild the region.


Carter makes surprise visit to Afghanistan
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter is making his last planned trip to Afghanistan before handing over to his designated successor, retired General James Mattis.


Tibetan Buddhist monk sets himself on fire
A Tibetan Buddhist monk has self-immolated in west China, believed to be the 146th Tibetan to set himself on fire in protest in recent years.


Indian women embrace property ownership
Forced by tradition to give up inheritances in favour of brother - a custom called "haq tyag" - Indian women are embracing property ownership.


Indian migrants fill gaps left by locals
Migrants increasingly are filling the jobs in India's Tamil Nadu textile mills as local educated young people look for work in better-paid fields.


SKorean president faces last day in power
South Korean President Park Geun-hye faces a historic impeachment vote in parliament on Friday.


Vietnam dredging South China Sea reef
Risking Beijing's ire, Vietnam has begun dredging on a disputed reef in the South China Sea.


Indon quake damages thousands of homes
Officials are racing to assess the full extent of damage from an earthquake that killed more than 100 people in Indonesia's Aceh province.


Bodies of 47 plane victims recovered
Rescue teams have recovered the bodies of all 47 people on a Pakistan International Airlines plane that crashed in the country's north.


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