Australia loves cultivating a generous, professional image, but its actions towards refugees have tainted the veneer.
Leading up to the Third Plenary of the Communist party, China is facing a worrying trend of violent attacks.
One Afghan man does not reject "economic migrant" theory but says asylum laws leave no option for genuine refugees.
One man tells of how his violin was saved from the flames as hundreds of houses are destroyed in New South Wales.
Ever-growing towns and cities and palm oil plantations pose threat to elephants' habitats in Malaysia's Sabah state.