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Four killed in South Korean shipyard blast
An explosion at a shipyard in South Korea has killed four workers.


Storms kill 36 in Thailand since July
Red flags have been put up on many beaches in the south of Thailand popular with tourists because of massive waves.


Filipino wins first Elvis in Asia contest
Filipino Jun Espinosa has won the first Elvis in Asia competition with his rendition of the Elvis classic Burning Love.


Indon angered after flag mix-up
Indonesia is demanding the Southeast Asian Games souvenir book printed by Malaysia be withdrawn after its national flag was printed upside down.


India train derailment, at least 23 dead
A passenger train derailment north of New Delhi has killed at least 23 and left more than 70 injured.


Laid-off Freeport miners clash with police
Workers at the Freeport mine in Indonesia's Papua province have clashed with local police as they protested mass layoffs at the US-owned operation.


Floods devastate Indian wildlife reserve
About 15 rhinos, 185 deer and one tiger have died in devastating floods that have submerged almost the entire Kaziranga National Park in India's Assam state.


Indonesian militant arrested after release
A radical IS cleric is back in custody just a day after being granted early release.


'No politics involved' in HK jailings
Hong Kong Justice Secretary Rimsky Yuen reportedly ignored the advice of senior prosecutors in pushing for jail terms for three democracy activists.


US still expected to impose steel tariffs
US steel stocks have fallen 10 per cent since July's probe delay, but US president Donald Trump is still expected to impose a tariff on imports.


Asian stocks join global retreat
Concerns US President Donald Trump won't be able to fulfil his economic agenda are sending Asian markets down in early trade.


Indonesia launches online 'peace envoys'
The Indonesian government has deployed "peace envoys" in its latest bid to combat radical views online.


US soldier killed in Afghan blast, 20 hurt
An American soldier has been killed and up to 20 US and Afghan troops injured in a blast in Afghanistan as the White House ponders its next steps in the war.


N.Korea posters boast US in 'strike range'
North Korea has released colourful posters and defiant slogans crowing that the US is within the striking range of its missiles, in a show of defiance.


Raped 10-year-old Indian girl has baby
A ten-year-old rape victim is recovering in hospital in India after giving birth to a baby girl.


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