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Aussie teachers a potential terror target
DFAT has updated its terror threat advice in light of an online forum post, which urged attacks against teachers at international schools.


Dwarf buffalo charges against extinction
The tamaraw, a dwarf buffalo famed for its distinct v-shaped horns, is increasing in numbers each year in the Philippines after almost becoming extinct.


Asia stocks surge, yen dives on BoJ move
Japanese stocks clocked up gains of almost five per cent to sit at a seven-year high.


Indian trio nabbed for tunnel bank robbery
Indian police have arrested three men who allegedly dug a 25-metre tunnel from an abandoned building to a bank vault, stealing 39 kilograms of gold.


First lawsuit filed in Malaysia over MH370
The sons of a Malaysian man missing on flight MH370 is suing the government and beleaguered national carrier, in the first lawsuit filed over the disaster.


Myanmar president opens talks with Suu Kyi
Myanmar leader Thein Sein and Aung San Suu Kyi have begun talks which are the first of their kind as the nation moves to emerge from military rule.


North Korea orders Ebola quarantine
All foreign travellers entering North Korea from Ebola-affected regions will be quarantined for 21 days, the reclusive regime says.


Rain hampers Sri Lanka mudslide rescuers
A search operation for people buried by a landslide in Sri Lanka has been suspended amid more heavy rain.


Girlfriend fronts Aussie's Java drug trial
The girlfriend of an Australian man facing drugs charges in Indonesia says she didn't think he had used marijuana throughout their five-year relationship.


Asia shares mixed after Fed decision
Asia's stsick markets have finished mixed on Thursday following the US central bank's policy meeting.


Samsung posts 48.8% drop in Q3 net profit
Samsung, the world's largest manufacturer of smartphones and TVs, has posted a 48.8 per cent drop in its third-quarter net profit from a year ago.


Hunt for Sri Lanka mudslide victims
Sri Lanka has brought in heavy diggers in the search for 100 people believed to have been buried in a mudslide on a tea plantation.


Bangladesh Islamist leader to hang
A special Bangladesh court has sentenced to death the leader of the country's largest Islamist party, Motiur Rahman Nizami, for war crimes.


300 feared missing in Sri Lanka mudslides
Sixteen people are dead and 300 others are feared missing after mudslides swept through a tea-growing region of Sri Lanka.


LG profit surges on smartphone sales
South Korea's LG Electronics Inc. says record smartphone sales are behind a third-quarter profit jump of 87 per cent.


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