The Jin Mao Tower and the World Financial Centre of Shanghai: the city is home to more than 50,000 of China’s super-rich, as is the case in Beijing and the provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong and Sichuan. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

China, the world’s second-largest economy, may not be growing as quickly as it was a couple of years ago but its number of super-rich keeps rising s(...)

Royal Malaysian Navy personnel during a search and rescue mission for boat-people, near the Thai-Malaysia border. After fierce international criticism, Malaysia has reversed its policy of sending boats back to sea. Photograph: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images

An emergency international summit called to tackle the migrant boat crisis in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, convening in Bangkok on Friday, may p(...)

An Indian man washes his face at a roadside tap during rising temperatures in New Delhi. Photograph: Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images

Eating onions, lying in the shade and crowding into rivers, Indians are doing whatever they can to stay cool amid a brutal heatwave that has killed mo(...)

Adrian Bayley is seen after his sentencing in June 2013. Judge Sue Pullen set a new non-parole period for Bayley of 43 years  after he was found guilty of raping  three women. Photograph: Fairfax Media via Getty Images

The man who raped and murdered Irish woman Jill Meagher in September 2012 will be at least 86 before he is eligible for parole, a Melbourne court has (...)

Singapore’s broadcasting code says: “Music associated with drugs, alternative lifestyles (eg homosexuality) or the worship of the occult or the devil should not be broadcast.”

Singapore has banned a music video because it features same-sex marriage. Taiwanese Jolin Tsai’s hit song We’re All Different, Yet the Same has been b(...)

Buddhist nationalists demonstrate against the UN and the return of Rohingya Muslims, in Yangon, Burma. Photograph:  Jonas Gratzer/Getty Images

Some 150 Buddhist nationalists took part in a protest in Rangoon yesterday against international pressure for Burma (Myanmar) to grant citizenship (...)

Indonesia’s hardline Islamic Defenders Front members burn a picture of Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu, a proponent of the Buddhist extremist movement in Burma (Myanmar) known as 969 and was once jailed by Burma’s former military junta for anti-Muslim violence, during a protest in front of the Burmese Embassy in Jakarta on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

More than 2,500 migrants could still be stranded on boats in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, according to estimates by the United Nations, as Thai(...)

A Chinese military helicopter flies off the deck of Singapore’s navy missile frigate during a joint exercise by the Singaporean and Chinese navies in the South China Sea yesterday. Photograph: Then Chih Wey/Xinhua via AP

Amid ongoing regional tensions in the South China Sea, China’s cabinet, the State Council, has issued a policy document which expands the role of i(...)

Indian children cool themselves off in New Delhi today. At least 800 people have died in a heatwave that has swept across India, melting roads in New Delhi as temperatures neared 50 degrees . Photograph: Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images

Nearly 800 people have died in the heatwave that has swept India over the past few days, in which temperatures have risen 50 degrees in the eastern(...)

Bee-lieve: man covers himself in 1.1m bees to set world record 1:14

Gao Bingguo, a 55-year-old beekeeper has set a new Carrying The Flag World Record by covering himself with 1.1 million (109.05 kilograms) crawling bee(...)