Sheep discovered in Australian outback may be world's wooliest 1:00

"Shaun" the sheep could be the world's woolliest, after wandering around the Tasmanian southern midlands unshorn for six years. Video: Reuters

Devotees pray  to mark the Hindu festival of Janmashtami in Mumbai, August 18th, 2014. Janmashtami marks the birthday of Hindu god Krishna. File Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

A stampede at a Hindu temple in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh killed at least 10 people today and injured dozens, police and media sai(...)

Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve, left, speaks with Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, during the Jackson Hole economic symposium, sponsored by the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Moran, Wyoming, last week. Yellen said “the labor market has yet to fully recover,” in a speech today at the Kansas City Fed’s annual conference. Photograph: Bradly Boner/Bloomberg

(...) leaders for clues to monetary policy and earnings reports.The MSCI Asia Pacific Index added 0.1 per cent(...)

Japan Self-Defence Force soldiers search for survivors in the rain at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters.

Heavy rain has delayed a search for more than 50 people believed buried under a deadly landslide on the edge of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, as op(...)

Royal Malay Regiment army personnel in Kuala Lumpur  carry a coffin to a waiting Royal Malaysia Airforce aircraft so it can be flown to the home town of the  victim of the MH17 plane disaster. A flight arrived from Amsterdam this morning carrying the remains of 20 Malaysians who were aboard the flight which was downed over Ukraine last month. Photograph: Azhar Rahim/EPA.

The bodies of 20 Malaysians killed when a jet was shot down over Ukraine in July have arrived in Kuala Lumpur. It was the first repatriation of victim(...)

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan speaks to supporters during a mass anti-government protest for the seventh day in Islamabad today. Thousands of protesters have besieged Pakistan’s parliament in a bid to overthrow the government. Photograph: Bilawal Arbab/EPA

An opposition politician leading protesters trying to bring down Pakistan’s prime minister Nawaz Sharif said today that talks with the government h(...)

Thailand’s newly appointed prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha reviews honour guards during a visit at the 2nd Infantry Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, Queen’s Guard in Chonburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok today. Photograph: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters.

The army general who led the overthrow of Thailand’s elected government in May was named prime minister today by the legislature, sealing the military(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry: “He is like a ferocious wolf pretending to be a benevolent sheep,” said North Korea’s National Defence Commission. Photograph: EPA/Jason Reed

North Korea’s powerful National Defence Commission launched a remarkable tirade against US secretary of state John Kerry yesterday, describing him as (...)

Chinese police have arrested nearly 1,000 suspected members of a religious cult known as the Church of Almighty God, or Eastern Light, as part of a major crackdown, state media has reported. Photograph: Getty

Chinese police have arrested nearly 1,000 suspected members of a religious cult known as the Church of Almighty God, or Eastern Lightning, as part of (...)

Community members take part in a yoga class in the Englewood neighbourhood of Chicago. Indian yoga guru B.K.S Iyengar, who played an important role in the global expansion and popularity of yoga, has died aged 96. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

Indian yoga guru B.K.S Iyengar, who played an important role in the global expansion and popularity of yoga, has died aged 96. Bellur Krishnamachar Su(...)