An aerial view of flooded streets of the National Park in Kuala Tahan, Pahang. Northern states of Malaysia have been hit by the Southeast Asian nation’s worst floods in decades. Photograph: Nazirul Roselan/Reuters

The number of people evacuated due to Malaysia’s worst-ever floods jumped to more than 160,000 on Saturday, as prime minister Najib Razak visted one o(...)

Hong Kong police appealed to anyone who picked up cash from a G4S van to hand it in. Photograph: Alex Pofford/EPA

A Christmas surprise ended in arrest for a Hong Kong beautician and businessman who collected thousands of dollars spilled on the street by bank secur(...)

Phil Blackwood (centre): charged over the publication of a poster promoting cheap drinks at his bar in Rangoon in Burma. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

A New Zealand bar manager has pleaded not guilty in a Burmese court to charges of insulting religion after publishing a psychedelic image of Buddha we(...)

Bill Malone seen with camera equipment  on Koh Phi Phi in Thailand three months after the tsunami hit.

Bill Malone, Controller RTE 2 At that time in 2004, I was really into scuba diving. We flew to Phuket and drove 200 kilometres up the coast to (...)

 Ben Atreu Flegel of Germany looks out to the sea at a memorial ten years after for German survivors of the 2004 tsunami, and family and loved ones of those who died, on the tenth anniversary of the  tsunami on the beach at Khao Lak, southern Thailand today. Mr Atreu Flegel was in the tsunami and lost his grandmother.  Photograph: EPA 2:00

Beachside memorials and religious services have been held across Asia to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left more than a q(...)

Women from the Muslims and Friends association pay their respects as thousands leave flowers at a memorial outside the Lindt Cafe in Sydney. Photograph: Dean Lewins/EPA

Australian counter-terrorism police say they have arrested two men in Sydney, eight days after a 16-hour siege in a central city cafe ended with the d(...)

A newspaper vendor in Hanoi. While all Vietnamese newspapers and broadcasting stations are still owned by the Communist Party and subject to its control, formerly taboo issues such as low-level corruption and economic equality are discussed in some newspapers. Photograph: Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)

Everywhere, they are followed. At home, in restaurants and on the streets, they are watched. For underground bloggers in Vietnam, state pressure is no(...)

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott attends the memorial service for Katrina Dawson at Sydney University, Sydney, Australia, 23rd December 2014. Photograph: EPA/Nikki Short

Australia’s prime minister Tony Abbott says security agencies have reported an increased level of “terrorist chatter” and that “an attack is likely”.S(...)

North Korea internet outage could be US 'taking revenge' 1:10

Following North Korea experiencing a complete Internet outage, Lim Jong-In, the Dean of Korea University Graduate School of Information Security says (...)

The casket of Tori Johnson is removed from his  memorial service, in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Memorial services for the two victims of an Australian cafe siege were held on Tuesday.Lindt Chocolat Cafe manager Tori Johnson and lawyer Katrina Da(...)