A New Zealand bar manager jailed in Myanmar for using an image of Buddha to promote his business is enduring appalling conditions in prison, including being forced to sleep on a wooden pallet, his parents claim.
William Bowen Campaigns urging colleges and universities to divest stock holdings are again on the rise, focused today more often than not on holdings in fossil fuel companies.
Ruth Pollard In Beirut At least 40 people were killed on Monday and 200 wounded when an air strike hit al-Mazraq Camp for displaced people the country’s north.
Lindsay Murdoch Thailand’s junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha✓ has invoked the powers of a dictator to address a poor airline safety rating that has seen Japan, China and South Korea ban Thai carriers from adding new flights from his country.
Su-Lin Tan The best way to attack the US is to detonate nuclear weapons in the Yellowstone super volcano or along the San Andreas fault line on California's coastline, a Russian geopolitical analyst says.
A photo reportedly showing a Vietnamese girl in tears beside her pet dog, which had been put out for sale at a street-food stall, has gone viral and provoked discussions about the dog-meat trade.
Su-Lin Tan Plane passengers usually only get a curt greeting from airline crew as they board but for people on Germanwings flight 33 flying the day after Flight 4U9525 crashed into the French Alps, they got more than that.
Megan Levy The wife of millionaire Sydney podiatrist Phillip Vasyli has been charged with murdering her husband at their luxury home in the Bahamas, police have confirmed.
Jewel Topsfield Indonesia's attorney-general has said more prisoners could be added to the ten scheduled for execution.
Megan Levy A major earthquake with a magnitude 7.5 struck off Papua New Guinea on Monday, official monitors said, and a tsunami warning was issued soon after.