Lawyers Thursday said they will urgently appeal a court decision that a baby born in Australia to asylum-seeker parents is not entitled to refugee status, with the fate of 100 other children resting on the outcome.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Thursday his government is not considering a national version of the Northern Territory's public sex offender website as he is “disinclined to single out particular crimes.”
Australia's Environment Minister Greg Hunt has pledged to end the extinction of native mammal species by 2020, with a focus on culprits such as feral cats.
The prisoners of war (POW) held in Tokyo's Omori POW camp saw some of the most horrific destruction during the last months of World War II, as American B-29 bombers dropped incendiary bombs that obliterated much of the city.
Rising star and possible future prime minister of Japan, Yuko Obuchi, was under fire Thursday over reports she has spent political donations on makeup, in a blow to the most prominent of a new wave of women ministers.
India's top court on Thursday summoned the police chiefs of two states to justify their record on tracking down missing children, acting on a petition from new Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi's child rights group.
A low-caste teenage boy was burned to death in eastern India for letting his goat stray into paddy fields belonging to a high-caste farmer, police said Thursday.
Bangladesh police said Thursday they had foiled an attempt by suspected Islamic militants to murder an “atheist” school teacher in the capital, amid concerns a banned hard-line outfit is reforming.
Nepalese rescuers on Thursday scoured Himalayan hiking routes for more than 100 trekkers who have been out of contact since a snowstorm and avalanche that have killed around 32 people, including foreign tourists and guides.
There is “a significant opportunity” for a first meeting between the Chinese and Japanese leaders at a regional gathering near Beijing next month, but the ball is in Tokyo's court, China's envoy to Japan said Wednesday.