It was five days before the US presidential election in 2000 when George W. Bush admitted to a drink-driving arrest which had remained secret for two decades.
Hong Kong's Department of Justice has directed prosecuting authorities to handle a looming investigation into the multimillion-dollar payments received by Leung Chun-ying from Australian engineering firm UGL, as the city's embattled chief executive faced a fresh escalation of mass protests in the city after talks with pro-democracy protesters broke down.
One clergyman's journey has brought his church to a watershed. It all began with the suffering of his gay son.
National day celebrations in Taiwan are sure to have a focus on its political future with China as new-found freedoms will have to be weighed against trade agreements.
The differences between a father and son mirror the dilemma facing Hong Kong's future, writes Philip Wen
The shutters were closed tight at shops and businesses all over the Turkish city of Suruc on Thursday as the mostly Kurdish population gathered to mourn those who died fighting to save Kobane.
The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.
Alvin Cheng was at home in Brisbane when he saw the news that student protesters in his native Hong Kong had been arrested. Two days later, he was there.
Now emerging as a force to be reckoned with, the Islamic State is capable of maintaining discipline and demonstrating a sophisticated military strategy.
Turkey is sticking to its demands for wider action in Syria even as the Syrian-Kurdish town of Kobane struggles to withstand the onslaught of Islamic State.