Islamic State-linked militants beheaded a local police chief and kidnapped a priest and 10 parishioners.
Lindsay Murdoch is a three-time winner of the Walkley Award, Australia's top award for journalistic excellence. Lindsay is a former correspondent based in Singapore, Jakarta and Darwin. In 1999 he covered the tumultuous events in East Timor, and in 2003 he covered the Iraq war while embedded with US Marines.
A Syrian man has arrived in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh in a fillip to the Turnbull Government's troubled $55 million resettlement agreement.
He is 90 years old and has been convicted of crimes against humanity. But Nuon Chea's lawyers recently dismissed the accusations against him as 'fake news'.
Islamic State-linked militants who rampaged through a southern Philippines town have threatened to kill a priest and other Christian hostages.
UNICEF has revealed that as many as 150 children under five are dying each day in Myanmar.
Thailand's military government, opposition parties and human rights groups have denounced the targeting of patients in a bomb-attack at a military-run hospital.
A bomb blast at a hospital in the Thai capital wounded 25 people on Monday, on the third anniversary of a 2014 military coup.
Eleven Asia-Pacific nations, including Australia, agreed on Sunday to salvage a massive free trade deal that US President Donald Trump pulled out of days after taking office in January.
Australian nurse and surrogacy broker Tammy Davis-Charles shook her head in dismay when a court postponed a verdict at her trial.
Police have arrested a 62-year-old American in a widening crackdown on $1 billion-a-year child cyber porn and torture industry in the Philippines.