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Myanmar 'bulldozing Rohingya villages'
The Human Rights Watch group says Myanmar has been bulldozing the villages of minority Rohingya Muslims who fled a brutal military crackdown last year.


Asian shares rebound as US rate fears ebb
Nikkei up 0.3 per cent; Dow, S&P gains while Nasdaq ticked lower; Market seen in 'holding pattern' ahead of key data next week.


'No truly wild horses still exist': Study
A study of the genomes of dozens of ancient and modern horses concluded that "wild" Mongolian horses actually descended from domesticated horses.


At least five dead in Indonesia landslide
Rescuers in the Brebes, Indonesia are using their bare hands and farm tools to search for victims buried beneath a massive landslide.


Rapper's dog mask video 'insulted Islam'
A popular Chinese rapper has been detained in Malaysia after four people complained his latest video featuring dancers wearing dog masks insulted Islam.


Accused VX killer 'paid to fly to Macau'
A court has been hearing arguments in the case of a woman accused of murdering the North Korean leader's half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, at a Malaysian airport.


World's largest brain tumour removed
Indian doctors say they've removed a brain tumour the size of a second head from a patient.


Brit, German arrested in Bali over drugs
A German and a British national have been arrested in Bali on charges of attempted drug smuggling.


Joko pays for gifted Metallica album
Indonesian president and heavy metal fan Joko Widodo paid more than $1000 for a Metallica album signed by Lars Ulrich to avoid any suggestion of corruption.


Landslide kills 5 in Java
Five people are dead and 15 missing after a landslide on the Indonesian island of Java.


Teenage Kiwi duo win Olympic bronze
New Zealand's Zoi Sadowski-Synnott and Nico Porteous have claimed bronze medals at the PyeongChang Olympics.


Appeal for Thai PM to tackle air pollution
Environmental activists calling for action on pollution in Thailand have presented an hourglass filled with dust from affected provinces to the government.


How Kiwis fared on day 13 in PyeongChang
New Zealand snowboarder Zoi Sandowski-Synnott and freeskier Nico Porteous have won bronze medals on day 13 of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.


Indon's Widodo delays criticism law
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has delayed signing a draft law that would crack down on criticism of parliamentarians.


Vietnam tones down pig slaughter festival
Vietnam has toned down it's annual pig slaughter festival in response to animal welfare concerns.


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