Coffee cups with one rose placed in each, with images of the two victims who died in the cafe siege, lawyer Katrina Dawson and Lindt store manager Tori Johnson, at a makeshift memorial in Sydney. photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

An anonymous call to Australia’s anti-terrorism hotline about Man Haron Monis before he took hostages in a Sydney cafe was followed up but did not rev(...)

Huong, who  sells up to 60kg of fruit between 2.30am and 4.30pm in Hanoi city centre. She hopes to eventually build her own house. Photograph: Catherine Healy

Convoys of cargo trucks crawl along the packed, dimly lit tracks of Hanoi’s Long Bien market as night falls. Porters unload their containers onto pull(...)

Shoppers in Hong Kong:  BlackRock, Macquarie Group and Millennium Capital Management former employees are planning a hedge fund based in the city. Photograph: Jerome Favre/EPA

(...) market value of more than $200 million listed on Asia-Pacific region exchanges, according to data(...)

A mourner at a floral tribute near a house in which eight children were stabbed to death in the Cairns suburb of Manoora, Australia, on Sunday. Photograph

An Australian mother has been charged with the murder of eight children, seven of them hers, two days after their bodies were found in a home in the (...)

Iranian muslim cleric Man Haron Monis in 2009, bound in chains and holding an Australian flag outside court, after he was charged with unlawfully using the postal service to menace, after sending harassing letters to families of Australian soldiers. Photograph: Sergio Dioniso/EPA

On Tuesday Australians woke up to find their worst fears realised. The siege in Sydney’s Lindt Chocolate Cafe, which had begun at 9.44am the previous (...)

People believed to be relatives and friends of the victims grieve at the scene after eight children were discovered dead at a house in Manoora near Cairns, Australia. Photograph: EPA

The 37-year-old mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a mass stabbing in Australia’s city of Cairns has been arrested for murder, pol(...)

Eight children found dead in house in Australia 2:37

Eight children are dead and a woman injured in a reported mass stabbing in the Australian city of Cairns. Video: Reuters

Pakistani forces have targeted the militants behind the Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar on Tuesday in which 132 students were killed. Photograph: Mohsin Raza/Reuters.

Pakistan executed two prominent militants on Friday, sources said, in a clear response to this week‘s massacre of more than 130 children at a school.T(...)

A candlelight vigil is held in the street where a multiple stabbing in the suburb of Manoora in Cairns, Australia. Photograph: Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images 2:37

Australian police are investigating the deaths of eight children after their bodies were found in a home in the tropical northern city of Cairns on Fr(...)

Sonia Flynn joined Facebook Ireland in 2009 after undergoing 10 interviews to secure the position of director for community operations. She was appointed managing director in 2011. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

(...) community operations (EMEA, Asia-Pacific and Latin America) in November 2009. Facebook had only established(...)