Across Asia, sex is a handy form of bribery
Trading sex for favors is often legal, or difficult to enforce. Vietnam is cracking down.
7 natural wonders that humans could destroy within a generation
Unless things change, say goodbye to the Great Barrier Reef.
Thailand considered sourcing your fish dinner with prison labor
The astoundingly bad idea highlights the terrible state of affairs in Thailand's fishing industry.
Pain and gain: Inside the world of Australia’s female body builders
Badass women building figures out of solid muscle now rule this formerly male-dominated sport.
Sri Lanka votes longtime president out of office
Marred by a decade of nepotism and corruption, President Mahinda Rajapaksa is out. Opposition candidate Mithripala Sirisena is in.
Homes burn to the ground as South Australia battles worst wildfires in decades
Meanwhile, a brutal heatwave in Perth is setting records.
More AirAsia wreckage found but weather frustrates divers
Indonesian officials say five pieces of wreckage have now been pinpointed on the sea floor off Borneo.
Four large parts of crashed AirAsia jet found on sea floor
Authorities said the flight had violated the terms of its license for the Surabaya to Singapore route by flying on a Sunday, the day it plunged into the sea.
Search teams battle rough weather in hunt for AirAsia wreck
An official said 30 bodies had been recovered by search teams, along with pieces of the broken-up plane.
Pakistani boat laden with explosives blows up off Indian coast, India says
Indian intelligence said the crew was planning 'an illicit transaction' when the vessel was intercepted on New Year's Eve.
South Korean plane finds six bodies of AirAsia crash victims
A South Korean maritime patrol aircraft on a search mission for victims of a crashed AirAsia jet found six bodies Friday, Seoul's defense ministry said.
Divers to search for AirAsia black box and wreckage after debris and bodies found
A QZ8501 plane crash victim was found wearing a life jacket, raising all kinds of questions about plane's last moments.
Bodies and debris from AirAsia Flight 8501 pulled from the sea off Indonesia
Relatives of those on board watching TV footage broke down in tears.
Debris sighted in Indonesia's Java Sea confirmed from missing AirAsia jet
Officials confirmed the wreckage from the AirAsia jet presumed to have crashed two days ago.
Here’s one reason Southeast Asia’s skies are getting so chaotic
Thanks to Asia’s rising middle class, the stratosphere is getting really crowded.
Search halted for missing AirAsia plane as night falls
The Airbus A320-200 disappeared en route from Surabaya in Indonesia's east Java to Singapore.
Survivors and victims from dozens of countries mark 10 years since the world's deadliest tsunami
The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami that followed created one of the worst natural disasters in human history.
China praises Hong Kong for not giving in to protesters
Police cleared out protest camps on Dec. 15, but pro-democracy demonstrators are back on Hong Kong's streets.
China fails in bid to block UN meeting on North Korea
China failed on Monday to block the first-ever UN Security Council meeting on North Korea's dismal rights record.
Moderate Malaysia has so many fatwas there’s a website to keep track of them
Yoga? Death Metal? Petting puppies? They’re all forbidden by Malaysia’s Islamic clerics.
Stay away from the Sentinelese. Either you’ll kill them or they’ll kill you
This spear-wielding tribe has long kept away intruders, but now they're facing a whole new threat: Sea cucumber poachers.
8 children killed in Australia in reported mass stabbing
Prime Minister Tony Abbott called the events in Cairns 'heartbreaking' and acknowledged that these were 'trying days' for Australia.
Malaysian court says transgender people aren’t bad Muslims, they're just mentally ill
Ruling says 'cross-dressers' have a disorder and can’t help violating Sharia law.
Why that Australian hostage taker was a delusional phony
News analysis: Here are Asia-Pacific’s real jihadi groups.
#illridewithyou is trending because some Australians refuse to blame Muslims for #sydneysiege
But it'll take more than a hashtag to end bigotry.
Siege at Sydney cafe ends after police storm building (LIVE BLOG)
Some hostages have fled the cafe.
8 ways Tony Abbott has made Australia unsafe for refugees
He promised to 'stop the boats,' and he has, despite his country’s obligations to international law.
The US Senate is about to blow the lid off the CIA's tortured recent history
Details like sexual threats and other heinous torture techniques used by the CIA are about to go public. US security personnel around the world are gearing up for a possible backlash.
Hong Kong 'Occupy' leaders surrender as pro-democracy protests appear to dwindle
Some students defied calls for them to retreat and vowed to stay put at protest sites to press their call for free elections for the city's next leader in 2017.
It's been a week of mayhem in Afghanistan
Afghanistan is thrusting itself once again into the spotlight, as attack piles upon attack, and Afghans wonder uneasily what awaits them.
Hong Kong student leaders banned from protest site after clashes
Two protest leaders were banned from a large area in Hong Kong as a condition of bail after they were arrested during scuffles with police.