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Asia steady after record highs on Wall St
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.1 per cent on Wednesday, while Japan's Nikkei was flat.


AirAsia crews fight human trafficking
Planes are a key part of trafficking, as criminal gangs transport thousands of children and vulnerable people by air each year.


Suu Kyi silence draws cool response
Long feted as a champion of democracy in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi has faced growing criticism for saying little about abuses faced by the Rohingya.


Monsoon rains lash India's Mumbai
Monsoon rains are disrupting flights and trains in India's Mumbai, while low-lying areas are suffering from floods.


Rohingya Muslims told to stay put
Myanmar has told Rohingya Muslims wanting to flee two village they should stay put, rejecting their request for safe passage.


Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rakhine
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi has addressed her country on the violence that has forced 410,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh.


Jakarta anti-communist protest, 22 arrests
Violent protests between police and anti-community protesters has led to the arrest of 22 people in Jakarta.


Indonesia raises Bali volcano alert
Increased volcanic activity on Bali's Mount Agung has prompted authorities to place a 7.5 kilometre exclusion zone and urge people to stay away.


Two killed by crocodiles in Indonesia
A shaman healer who tried to find a teenager who had been taken by a crocodile has himself fallen prey.


NKorea fuel prices soar after UN sanctions
Petrol and diesel prices have surged in North Korea after UN sanctions were imposed following the communist nation's sixth nuclear test.


Sanctions will spur nuclear plans: NKorea
A defiant North Korea says the more sanctions the US and its allies impose, the faster it will move towards completing its nuclear force.


Sanctions will spur nuclear plans: NKorea
A defiant North Korea says the more sanctions the US and its allies impose, the faster it will move towards completing its nuclear force.


Cambodia picks Jolie film for Oscars
Angelina Jolie's Khmer Rouge drama has been picked as Cambodia's contender at the Oscars.


Drills stage show of force against NKorea
Military drills near North Korea are ramping up as tensions over the rogue nation's nuclear ambitions escalate.


Nawaz Sharif's wife wins husband's seat
The wife of ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif has won a crucial by-election by taking the seat vacated by her husband.


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