Court found former beautician Law Wan-tung (44) guilty of abuse. Photograph: Reuters

A Hong Kong mother of two was jailed for six years for punching and torturing her domestic helpers, in a case that has shocked many in Hong Kong and (...)

 Indonesian Navy personnel inspect body bags of victims of crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 on board  the Navy’s warship KRI Banda Aceh  off Pangkalan Bun, Central Borneo, Indonesia,  on January 23rd, 2015. Photograph: EPA/STR

Indonesian divers have for the first time managed to enter the fuselage of the AirAsia jetliner that crashed last month into the Java Sea and have re(...)

Dark clouds fill the sky during the search in the Java Sea for passengers on board AirAsia flight QZ8501. Photograph: Reuters/Beawiharta

Bad weather forced divers trying to identify sunken wreckage from a crashed AirAsia passenger jet to abort their mission yesterday and Indonesian offi(...)

A motorcyclist, with his face covered with ash and wearing a mask, stops to rest at Perteguhan village in Karo district, Indonesia’s North Sumatra province, today. Photograph: Roni Bintang/Reuters

A powerful burst of hot ash and gravel has erupted from a rumbling volcano in western Indonesia, sending panicking villagers fleeing down the mountain(...)

Australia’s prime minister Tony Abbott. Photograph: Reuters

Indonesia froze a broad range of co-operation with Australia today after reports that its neighbour had tried to eavesdrop on mobile phone conversati(...)