A rush by Australia's state governments to switch to clean electricity sources could undermine the country's energy security, the federal government warned Thursday after all of South Australia state lost power.
Australia on Tuesday watered down plans for a "backpacker tax" on foreigners on working holidays, after an outcry from farmers and tourism operators.
Azerbaijan voted Monday on whether to extend the president's term in office, with opposition groups attacking the referendum as a ploy to boost Ilham Aliyev's long grip on power.
A Bangladeshi rickshaw transports a passenger in Old Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Sept. 24. Rickshaws are the most popular means of public transport in Dhaka.
A Bangladeshi child holds on to an adult as they attempt to cross the road in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Sept. 24. Due to insufficient footbridges in the city, people cross the roads in dangerous conditions.
Three young men stuck in a crevasse on Australian tourist attraction Uluru, the world's largest monolith, were lowered to safety in a difficult, late-night rescue operation, authorities said Tuesday.
Cambodia's strongman premier vowed Monday to "eliminate" his opponents if they push ahead with plans for nationwide protests against an ongoing government crackdown that has sparked international alarm.
Seven Myanmar soldiers have been sentenced to jail for killing villagers during an interrogation, the military said, a rare ruling in a former junta-run country where the army has long operated with impunity.
Myanmar economists and businessmen on Thursday welcomed President Barack Obama's announcement that the U.S. will lift economic sanctions and restore long-lost trade benefits to the Southeast Asian country as it emerges from half a century of oppressive military rule.
Exiled Maldives opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed has said he is in talks with the former president, who repeatedly threw him in jail, to "legally topple" the current leader of the troubled honeymoon islands.