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Commandos sent in to end Philippine siege
Philippine special forces and attack helicopters have been sent in to try to end a rebel siege in Marawi City in the country's south.


Nepal doubtful about bodies on Everest
Doubts are being raised about the reported discovery of four bodies at the highest camp on Mount Everest.


Fears raised of fresh 'WannaCry' outbreak
Cybersecurity experts say a flaw they've found in widely used networking software could leave thousands of computers exposed to a WannaCry-like attack.


North Korea making more of its own goods
The majority of consumer products in North Korea still come from China, but more and more are being made locally.


Three killed, 10 wounded in Jakarta blasts
The death toll in a suspected suicide attack in the Indonesian capital Jakarta has risen to three, police have said.


West Java sets up force targeting gays
Police in Indonesia's most populous province have set up a task force to investigate gay activity days after two men were publicly caned in Aceh.


Taiwan court rules for same-sex marriage
A Taiwan court has ruled in favour of same-sex marriage, saying the current laws are in violation of people's freedom of marriage and their right to equality.


Chinese couple kidnapped in Pakistan
A Chinese couple has been kidnapped in Pakistan, with Beijing calling on the country to improve security.


Bali authorities urge Corby to report
Bali authorities are wanting Schapelle Corby to report to prosecutors one last time but they say she is too stressed by the waiting media.


Chinese car maker Geely to buy Lotus
Malaysian manufacturer Proton will sell its entire stake in British car manufacturer Lotus to Chinese car maker Geely.


Churchgoers taken hostage in Philippines
A priest and church goers have been taken hostage in the southern Philippines city of Marawi as clashes between Muslim militants and government forces rage.


Duterte doing 'unbelievable job': Trump
Donald Trump says Rodrigo Duterte is doing an "unbelievable job" on drugs despite almost 9000 people being killed since the Philippine president won office.


Four bodies found at highest Everest camp
Sherpa rescuers have found four bodies inside a tent at the highest camp on Mount Everest, a Nepalese official says.


Search resumes after bus plunge in India
The search has resumed for seven people still missing after a bus plunged into a river in northern India.


Object likely N.Korean balloon: S.Korea
South Korea fired warning shots at a object crossing the border from the North but Seoul now believes it was a balloon not a drone.


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