Giant woolly sheep Chris before his shave on the outskirts of Canberra. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

About 40kg (88 lb) of wool has been sheared from a sheep found near Australia’s capital, the RSPCA said on Thursday, making him unofficially the world(...)

Anti-tank missiles are displayed at the military parade in Beijing on September 3rd, 2015. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters 1:16

China put on a muscular display of military might in a parade in Beijing to mark the anniversary of Japan’s defeat in the second World War 70 years ag(...)

Thai Army officers walk with a suspect, believed to be involved in the recent Bankgkok blast, after his arrest in Sa Kaeo, near the Thai-Cambodia border. Photograph: National Council for Peace and Order/Handout via Reuters

Police in Thailand claimed significant progress on Wednesday towards finding the mastermind of Thailand’s deadliest attack after saying an arrested m(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping shakes hands with Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People  in Beijing on Tuesday. Photograph:  Parker Song/GettyImages

China’s president Xi Jinping welcomed Sudan’s president Omar Hassan al-Bashir, an accused war criminal, as an “old friend” on Tuesday, as China’s fore(...)

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(...)