James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay. Photograph: Raimund Franken/ullstein bild via Getty Images

I’m in a rainbow-coloured longboat in Thailand’s Phang Nga Bay, delicately threading through a mangrove maze towards the horizon. In the distance, (...)

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(...)

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(...)

Indonesian health workers check on the condition of a Rohingya migrant, who arrived recently by boat, at a temporary shelter in Kuala Langsa, in Indonesia’s Aceh Province on Monday. Malaysia’s police chief said  that 139 graves believed to contain the remains of migrants were found near the country’s border with Thailand, and that some graves contained more than one body. Photograph: Darren Whiteside/Reuters

Malaysia has uncovered 139 graves thought to contain the remains of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh scattered around more than two dozen suspect(...)

Rohingya migrant children who arrived by boat, receive biscuits from a volunteer at the port of Julok village in Kuta Binje, Indonesia’s Aceh Province on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

Malaysia and Indonesia said on Wednesday they would offer temporary shelter to 7,000 “boat people” adrift at sea in rickety boats, but made clear t(...)

Chinese relatives of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 passengers crying during press conference at a hotel in Seri Petaling near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photograph: EPA
MH370: A timeline

2014March 8th - The Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 takes off from Kuala Lumpur at 12.41am local time bound for Beijing, carrying 227 passengers and 12(...)

We are used to seeing newspaper photographs of a sad-looking Jennifer Aniston. When is the last time you opened the paper and saw a miserable-looking ‘childless George Clooney’. Photograph: Stefania D’Alessandro/Getty Images

A Danish travel agency has come up with an innovative solution to the country’s falling birth rate: hotel-room sex. After rigorous, peer-review(...)

China said today it had a new satellite image of what could be wreckage from a missing Malaysian airliner, as more planes and ships h(...)

An electronic display on a building reading ‘Pray for MH370’, the missing Malaysian Airline flight, is seen in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, today. Photograph: Azhar Rahim/EPA.

Two weeks after a Malaysia Airlines jet went missing with 239 people on board, officials are bracing for the “long haul” as searches by more th(...)

A tourist from Vietnam writes a message expressing hope for family members and those onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in Kuala Lumpur today. Photograph: Samsul Said/Reuters

A senior Malaysia Airlines executive has said the airline currently has “no reason to believe” any actions by the crew caused the disappeara(...)