Australians know desperation when they see it, but they do not want economic migrants abusing their country's goodwill.
Christmas Island's newest arrivals face an uncertain future as Australia gets tough on asylum seekers.
Parents complain of police indifference to their missing children reports and sometimes accuse officers of complicity.
Helicopter assaults, treks in Taliban territory, brushes with wild dogs - a day in the life of Afghan special forces
If Labor does win the forthcoming election, its leadership reshuffles will be the central reason for the result.
How Australia's Labour party is aiming to score a triple-term in power
Campaigning has ended ahead of Sunday's elections in Cambodia, where land conflicts have hurt ruling party's standing.
Could it be that last month's deadly floods in India were the result of a god's wrath?
Report on how Bin Laden was killed on Pakistan soil by the US makes case for reform in security services convincing.
Chillas in northern Pakistan looks like a ghost town after gunmen shot dead at least nine foreign tourists.
Schools in the capital Kuala Lumpur and surrounding Selangor have been closed and children advised to stay indoors.