US ambassador to South Korea slashed in face 1:00

US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert has been injured after he was slashed in the face by a Korean nationalist. Both men have been taken to hospi(...)

Leslee Udwin, director of the documentary India’s Daughter, pictured during a press conference in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Irate over the release of a British-made documentary film on a 2012 gang rape in Delhi, India’s home minister, Rajnath Singh, told Parliament on Wedne(...)

Indonesian police commandos escort Australian death row Myuran Sukumaran as he arrives in Cilacap in central Java island  on his way to a maximum security prison in Nusa Kambangan island. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Australia’s foreign minister said on Thursday she had proposed a prisoner swap with her Indonesian counterpart in an 11th hour effort to save the live(...)

File photos, taken in November, show Andreas Von Knorre and Elton Hinz as they arrive at the state court in Singapore. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

A Singapore court jailed two Germans for nine months and three strokes of the cane on Thursday after they pleaded guilty to spray-painting graffiti(...)

US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert  covers a wound to his face as he leaves the Sejong Cultural Institute after he was injured in an attack by an armed assailant. Photograph: Yonhap/AFP/Getty Images 1:00

The United States ambassador to South Korea, Mark W Lippert, was attacked Thursday morning by a man who said he opposed joint US-South Korean military(...)

Misao Okawa celebrates her 117th birthday with her family at her nursing home in Osaka, western Japan. Photograph: AFP/ Getty Images.

The world’s oldest person Misao Okawa, a mother of three, grandmother of four and great-grandmother of six, turned 117 on Thursday in western Japan(...)

Andrew Chan (left) and Myuran Sukumaran inside a holding cell in Bali before they were transferred to the island of Nusakambangan to be executed. Photograph: Made Nagi/EPA

Two convicted Australian drug smugglers were transferred on Wednesday from a Bali prison to an island for execution along with other foreigners, under(...)

A woman takes a ‘selfie’ near a portrait of Mao Zedong on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, where the 12th National People’s Congress gets under way in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

China’s National People’s Congress gets under way on Thursday and the annual talking shop is set to approve a 10 per cent increase in the defence budg(...)

Turkish Airlines plane skids off runway in Nepal 1:12

A Turkish Airlines plane skids off the runway at Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport, no serious injuries reported for passengers and crew. Video:(...)

Leslee Udwin, director of the documentary ‘India’s Daughter’, during a press conference with her co-producer, Indian TV journalist Dibang,in New Delhi on Tuesday. One of the men convicted of the gang-rape and murder of an Indian student that shocked the world has said he blames the victim for resisting the attack. Photograph: Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

Rahul Bedi, in New DelhiIndia has banned a documentary by a British film-maker on the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi in 2012(...)