The junction of Bennett and Goderich Streets in Perth. Photograph: Google Street View

Two men from Northern Ireland have been killed in a workplace accident in Perth, Western Australia. It is understood the men were both in their 20s a(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping: has launched a major crackdown on official corruption Photograph:  Noel Celis/Pool Photo via AP

China’s anti-corruption campaign spread its net ever wider with the naming and shaming of eight university officials for buying “fancy cars” and attem(...)

Bushfire burns out of control in South Australia 1:09

Firefighters tackle a bushfire, covering an area of about 3,000 hectares, as it burns out of control near the town of Mallala in South Australia. Vide(...)

Japan’s Nikkei ended a choppy session with a 0.2 per cent gain, after a long weekend. Markets were closed for a national holiday on Monday. (Photograph: FRANCK ROBICHON/EPA)

(...)’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan wavered in and out of positive territory, and was last(...)

Pfizer is expected to secure formal board approval for its acquisition of Allergan for more than $150 billion, creating the world’s biggest drug maker. (Photograph: Tom Bergin/Reuters)
Euro sags to seven-month low

(...) index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan off 0.2 per cent. South Korea’s main index gained 0.7 per(...)

Supporters cheer during an election event at the headquarters of Argentinian presidential candidate Mauricio Macri. Photograph: Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images

Two exit polls showed opposition challenger Mauricio Macri appeared to have won Argentina’s presidential election on Sunday against leftist ruling par(...)

Bangladeshi activist shout slogans celebrating the execution of two war criminals Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid of Jamaat-e-Islami and Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party at the Central Jail in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photograph: AP

Bangladesh has executed two influential opposition leaders on charges of war crimes during the country’s 1971 independence war, a senior jail official(...)

Freelance miners in Burma make a living by digging for raw jade stones in piles of waste rubble dumped by mechanical diggers. Photograph: Getty Images

Nearly 100 bodies have been pulled from a landslide near a jade mine in Burma northern Kachin State and an estimated 100 people are still missing, a (...)

A worker walks past a pile of coal near a coal mine in China. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

A state-owned coal mine caught fire on Friday in northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, leaving 21 workers dead and one missing, the Xinhua News Age(...)

File photograph  of the Fox Glacier on New Zealand’s South Island. Photograph: David Wilcock/PA Wire

Four tourists from the UK and two from Australia were among seven people killed when a helicopter crashed on a scenic New Zealand glacier, police said(...)