Now Australia’s Federal government is demanding cigarettes are sold in ‘plain packaging’
"Anak" was newly-washed and freshly-dressed when we met him. His clothes -- clean, and not ill-fitting. Which wasn't usual by "street" standards.
Filipino migrants seeking refuge from poverty and civil strife in Malaysia have found life to be as tough on the other side of the water.
Many of those involved in the Villawood riot have been waiting for decisions on their cases for up to 20 months. That’s a long time to be held captive, particularly when there’s no end point in sight.
The recent scandal of an Indonesian politician getting busted looking at porn on his computer during a parliamentary hearing has brought once again shifted public focus on the behaviour of their elected officials.
Follow the latest events in Japan as it deals with a deepening nuclear crisis after a devastating earthquake and tsunami.
"Seeing video of an actual quake makes you think you can imagine what one really feels like," a colleague with us here in Japan said after the 7.1-magnitude quake rocked the northeast coast the other night, "but boy was I wrong!"
In the last few months, ordinary Indians have had enough. A barrage of corruption scandals revealed how billions, not millions, of dollars were pocketed by politicians in collusion with businessmen and bureaucrats.
A riveting TV appearance by former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd, ousted by his party last year over a divisive carbon emissions scheme, has put his successor under pressure.
A nasty trade, certainly; a risky one, no doubt. But evil? Most customers walk away having had the core service as promised.
Rescue and recovery operation after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan should have been given a boost a lot earlier.