Before he offered the world his best impression of a man trapped in a sardine can, Kaleb Whitby had never even been in a car wreck.
A veteran journalist who has covered Thailand for 25 years for media outlets in the United Kingdom and Australia has quit the country, saying living in the Thai capital is no longer safe for his family.
Following the killing of five foreigners and an Indonesian, Jakarta insists that convicts who have exhausted all appeals will be executed.
On Tuesday night Barack Obama will give his seventh State of the Union address, an institution of both high theatrics and, according to some observers, high farce.
Viewers in Britain were confronted with the image of a moped colliding with a pedestrian crossing a street on live TV.
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Australian golfer Robert Allenby has been kidnapped, beaten and robbed in Hawaii, before being dumped, unconscious, 10 kilometres from where he was taken.
Facing an Indonesian firing squad, you either sit or stand. Myuran Sukumaran told Ben Quilty, with tears in his eyes, that he wants to do a handstand.
Turkey's border with Syria is a vital supply route for those fighting on the front lines to try to bring down Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. But that hasn't happened and now Turkey is trapped between its desire to stop the flow of foreign jihadists into Syria and the potential for violent retaliation from extremist groups should it do so.
Tens of thousands of people joined a march in the Chadian capital in support of troops heading to Nigeria and Cameroon to fight the Islamist group Boko Haram.