Lawyers say two women accused of the brazen assassination of the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in Kuala Lumpur will plead not guilty.
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.
Six years after being swept into power on a landslide victory Thailand's first woman prime minister is facing financial ruin and jail.
China has threatened to attack Vietnamese bases over gas drilling in the disputed South China Sea region, according to diplomatic sources.
The Philippine president has ordered his country's military to buy drones and planes and recruit between 35,000 and 40,000 new recruits over the next two years.
Growing concern over the country's economic future does not seem to have translated into a shift away from the country's governing coalition.
One of East Timor's political parties has denounced "acts of intimidation" ahead of elections.
Most of the 750,000 East Timorese registered to vote in elections on Saturday won't go to the polls thinking about a spot in the ocean 300 kilometres north of Darwin.
Thailand's military government has given the country's new king full control over what is reputed to be the world's richest royal fortune
Thailand's government wants all monks to undergo background checks for criminal offences, and then be issued with digitalised smart cards that record their histories.
New cases of Filipino mothers live-streaming their children performing sex acts have emerged as Australian MPs move to toughen cybersex laws.