Malaysia has joined other Islamic countries in banning the Hollywood biblical epic “Noah” starring Russell Crowe, decrying it as irreligious and saying it violates Islamic law against depicting prophets.
At least 16 people have died in flooding in the Solomon Islands, while 40 are missing and up to 49,000 homeless, an aid official said Saturday as the full extent of the devastation began to emerge.
The swimming cap and goggles of a woman taken by a shark in Australia have been found, police said Friday, as her husband accepted that she had been “consumed completely.”
South Korean experts say two small drones believed to have been flown across the border by the North amid rising military tensions were crude and decidedly low-tech — equipped with cameras available on the Internet for hundreds of dollars — but underscore a potential new threat that must be taken seriously.
South Korea said Friday it had successfully test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of carrying a one-tonne payload to any part of North Korea.
The leader of one of Fiji's main opposition parties, former prime minister Mahendra Chaudhry, was convicted on tax charges Friday, ruling him out of this year's election in the coup-plagued Pacific nation.
A U.S. Navy “black box” detector made its much-anticipated debut in the oceanic hunt for flight MH370 on Friday but Australia's search chief warned it was crunch time with the box's signal set to expire soon.
An Indian judge on Friday ordered three men to hang after they were convicted of two gang-rapes, the first death sentences to be handed down for multiple sex attacks since the law was toughened last year.
China pressed Malaysia on Thursday to rescue a Chinese tourist who was abducted along with a Filipina from a diving resort by gunmen, further straining relations already tested by the crisis over missing Flight MH370.
U.S. officials on Wednesday offered to help ASEAN countries prepare for the devastating effects of climate change, urging stronger cooperation among armies and emergency agencies.