A cornerstone of the Obama administration's foreign policy, the United States' strategic 'pivot' to Asia has long been seen by Beijing as a cynical ploy to counter its rise.
Suzan Haidamous The Australian man jailed in Lebanon for orchestrating the failed child-abduction plot paid for by the Nine Network says he is no criminal.
Jewel Topsfield and Amilia Rosa Police have warned spa owners in Bali to be on the lookout for paedophiles and sexual predators after a massage therapist allegedly sexually assaulted a 12-year-old boy from Perth.
Jewel Topsfield It's an excruciating way to die. First comes nausea, vomiting, dizziness and headaches (often mistaken for normal drunkenness), followed by loss of vision, brain damage and organ failure.
Nick Miller Amazon has been beaten to it. According to the claims of a former con, a commercially viable drone-delivery parcel service is up and running - of all places, at England's biggest jail.
Peter Hannam It would release 5 trillion tonnes of carbon dioxide - and effectively ''cook the planet''.
A police department in Britain is on the backfoot after winning a sandcastle competition with a sculpture of a crime scene depicting a naked woman with a spade in her back.
Lindsay Murdoch Vietnamese officials have imposed strict conditions on Western correspondents covering US president Barack Obama's visit to their communist country.
Lindsay Murdoch US President Barack Obama has lifted a decades-old arms sales embargo to Vietnam on Monday during his first visit to the communist country, potentially angering China.
Lindsay Murdoch At least 17 girls aged between three and 12 have been killed when fire swept through a school boarding house in Thailand's northern Chiang Rai province.
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