An Afghan judge hits a woman with a whip in front of a crowd in Ghor province, Afghanistan August 31st, 2015. Photograph: Pajhwok News Agency/Reuters

An Afghan man and woman found guilty of adultery received 100 lashes on Monday in front of a crowd who filmed their punishment, TV footage showed. Pub(...)

 Pakistani security forces secure the site of a suicide blast targeting the office of the Assistant Political Agent in Jamrud, near the Pakistani-Afghan border in the Khyber Agency region, Pakistan,  September 1st, 2015. Photograph: Wali Khan Shinwari/EPA

A suicide bomber killed at least four people and wounded dozens on Tuesday in northwest Pakistan, where security forces are battling Islamist militant(...)

Organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics maintained the logo was not copied but said too many doubts had been raised for it to be usable.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers on Tuesday scrapped the Games logo over accusations of plagiarism, maintaining that it was not copied but saying too ma(...)

Thai police chief Somyot Poompanmuang  told reporters that the reward offered for information leading to the capture of any bombing suspects would be given to the police team. Photograph: EPA

Police hunting for the perpetrators of Thailand’s deadliest bombing have arrested a second foreign suspect, prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on T(...)

CCTV footage  captured  Jill Meagher being approached as she walked home from a night out with work colleagues in Melbourne on September 22nd, 2012.

Adrian Bayley, who was convicted of raping and murdering Irish woman Jill Meagher, has challenged the refusal to grant him legal aid to fund his bid t(...)

Jason Cierans (29) was allegedly attacked by two men outside a bar in the eastern suburb of Bondi Junction nine days ago.

An Irish man who had been in an induced coma in a Sydney hospital after being assaulted has woken. Jason Cierans (29) was allegedly attacked by two me(...)

Thailand’s national police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri with a picture of an unnamed foreign man wanted for questioning after bomb-making materials were found in a Bangkok apartment. Photograph: AFP Photo/Nicolas Asfouri

Clutching three thick wads of cash, Thailand’s police chief said he was handing his officers a reward of 3 million baht (€75,000) for making an arrest(...)

 Thai Royal Police arrest warrant  photos made available on August 31st, 2015, show  sketches of  unidentified suspects  believed to be linked to the Erawan Shrine bomb explosion in Bangkok, Thailand.

Police in Thailand have issued arrest warrants for two new suspects in a bomb attack two weeks ago that killed 20 people. Police are searching for a (...)

Global financial markets looked set for another rough week on Monday, with stocks and commodities falling.

(...) stock broking at Argonaut in Australia. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shed(...)

The  Nukus museum, Uzbekistan is one of the most remote galleries in the world and houses   the largest body of Russian avant garde paintings outside Saint Petersburg’s Russian museum. Photograph: Chip HIRES/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Uzbekistan has fired the long-standing director of its renowned museum in Nukus, raising fears about the safety of a vast treasure trove of art housed(...)