Indonesia’s hardline Islamic Defenders Front members burn a picture of Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu, a proponent of the Buddhist extremist movement in Burma (Myanmar) known as 969 and was once jailed by Burma’s former military junta for anti-Muslim violence, during a protest in front of the Burmese Embassy in Jakarta on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

More than 2,500 migrants could still be stranded on boats in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, according to estimates by the United Nations, as Thai(...)

A Chinese military helicopter flies off the deck of Singapore’s navy missile frigate during a joint exercise by the Singaporean and Chinese navies in the South China Sea yesterday. Photograph: Then Chih Wey/Xinhua via AP

Amid ongoing regional tensions in the South China Sea, China’s cabinet, the State Council, has issued a policy document which expands the role of i(...)

Indian children cool themselves off in New Delhi today. At least 800 people have died in a heatwave that has swept across India, melting roads in New Delhi as temperatures neared 50 degrees . Photograph: Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images

Nearly 800 people have died in the heatwave that has swept India over the past few days, in which temperatures have risen 50 degrees in the eastern(...)

Bee-lieve: man covers himself in 1.1m bees to set world record 1:14

Gao Bingguo, a 55-year-old beekeeper has set a new Carrying The Flag World Record by covering himself with 1.1 million (109.05 kilograms) crawling bee(...)

Malaysian security forces discovered a total of 139 graves, most containing several sets of remains, at 28 human trafficking camps near the Thai border. The identifies of the victims was not yet known, whether they are Rohingyas or Bangladeshis, as exhumation works had just begun. The discovery of the mass graves comes amid international outcry over the thousands of Rohingya refugees thought to be adrift in South-East Asian waters. Photograph: Fazry Ismail/EPA 1:14

Malaysian police have begun the grisly process of exhuming the bodies of migrant workers held in jungle camps by human traffickers, while many more mi(...)

Firefighters clean up the debris after a fire at a rehabilitation centre for the elderly in Sanlihe village of Pingdingshan, Henan province. Photograph: Reuters

Thirty-eight people were killed in a fire at a home for senior citizens in China’s central Henan province, state media said, the latest disaster in(...)

An Indian taxi driver rests in his parked car in Kolkata on Monday. Taxi unions in the city have urged drivers to stay off the roads between 11am and 4pm because of the heat after a driver died in his cab. Photograph: AFP Photo/ Dibyangshu Sarkar

More than 500 people are believed to have died in a heatwave in India as temperatures approach 50 degrees in parts of the country.Allahabad, a city in(...)

Rohingya migrants queue up for food at a temporary shelter in Bayeun, Aceh province, Indonesia. Since May 10, thousands of Bangladeshi and Rohingya migrants have landed ashore in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Thousands more are believed to be trapped at sea in boats abandoned by their captains. Photograph: AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara

Some of the bodies found in 139 graves in human trafficking camps on the Malaysia-Thailand border showed signs they were tortured before they were ki(...)

A candlelight vigil in Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu,  to mark one month after the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25th.  Photograph: Hemanta Shrestha/EPA

The international community’s response to devastating earthquakes in Nepal has been disappointing, a United Nations official said on Monday, adding th(...)

Malaysia exhumes remains from suspected migrant grave 1:14

Malaysia exhumes human remains after finding 139 graves around suspected trafficking camps near the border with Thailand. Video: Reuters