Pope Francis demanded Philippine leaders tackle corruption and end "scandalous social inequalities" after huge crowds gave him a rapturous welcome.
One of China's most senior intelligence officials, Ma Jian, has been placed under investigation for corruption, in the latest high-profile scalp claimed by President Xi Jinping's ever-widening crackdown on graft.
Satellite images add weight to troubling speculation that Boko Haram, the African iteration of the so-called Islamic State, has just concluded its worst atrocity.
The Indonesian government will wait on the outcome of Bali Nine member Andrew Chan's clemency appeal before proceeding with the execution of Myuran Sukumuran.
Pope Francis has flown to the Philippines, an island nation frequently hit by natural disasters, declaring that man is primarily responsible for climate change.
Pope Francis has shrugged off security concerns for his visit to the Asian bastion of the Catholic faith, ditching his bullet-proof "Pope mobile".
A Brazilian drug felon has been told he will be executed on Saturday night in a move that will strike terror into the hearts of the Bali Nine members on death row.
Australia would refuse a Malaysian government request to extradite to Kuala Lumpur a former Malaysian police commando sentenced to death for the murder of a pregnant Mongolian model.
The Australian government faces an extradition dilemma over a police commando at the centre of a sensational murder case.
Two US rock climbers, one of whom once pushed an Islamist terrorist over a cliff, are expected to finish climbing one of the hardest and steepest walls in the world within the coming days