Aceh residents relieved no tsunami materialised after massive earthquake off Indonesia's coast.
South Koreans - living in a peaceful, democratic society, the world's 15th largest economy, home to global success stories like Samsung and Hyundai - often wonder why the rest of the world is so obsessed by their northern neighbour.
The disputed Himalayan region is a land seen by only determined mountaineers or adventurers - where two nuclear armed states are locked in a struggle to keep a foothold at heights of 6,700 metres.
In systematic depletion of one of the world's last healthy stocks of fish, India loses up to $220m every year as a result of illegal fishing in its waters by foreign-owned ships.
Following the US soldier's shooting spree in Kandahar, the conversation moved to the "backlash" and focused on the accused soldier. The victims became a footnote: just the number 16.
Melissa Chan reports from Beijing on a mother's search for a missing daughter she says is among those being held in illegal detention centres.
Fed up with waiting for the government to clean up local farms, volunteers are doing their own test to determine the levels of radiation in soil.
Deciding how to mark the one-year anniversary since the tsunami and earthquake that battered Japan's northeast coast hit is proving to be a challenge.
Al Jazeera's Melissa Chan has a strange encounter with a rather Orwellian Chinese police officer, as she attempts to interview a rights attorney about the passage of a new law.
Australians like the money that natural resources bring, but are divided about whether the ecological costs are worth it.
Despite tough talk, the threat of sanctions and risks inherent in sidelining Arab allies may scupper proposed gas pipeline project between the two countries.