Rescuers carry a body recovered from a capsized boat at a jetty in Hutan Melintang, near Teluk Intan, Malaysia. Photograph: Reuters

An overloaded wooden boat believed to be carrying dozens of Indonesian migrants sank off the coast of Malaysia on Thursday, killing at least 14 people(...)

Tall order: Amorphophallus titanum blooming in 2013. Photograph: Binghamton University 1:04

One of the biggest and smelliest plants in the world is about to bloom in a greenhouse in Binghamton, New York. The Amorphophallus titanum’s co(...)

Thai soldiers inspect the scene after a bomb exploded outside the Erawana shrine in central Bangkok

The bomb that devastated the Erawan shrine in downtown Bangkok recently can be expected to have an effect on an economy previously seen as almost invu(...)

Alice Malseed: ‘Moving to Jakarta was one of the best and worst decisions I have ever made.’

In September 2013 I moved to Jakarta, the heart of Java; a sprawling and layered city of 10 million people and the capital of Indonesia, itself a coun(...)

Illustration: Frazer Hudson/Ikon via Getty Images

Since the web entered public consciousness 20 years ago, there has been a lot of talk about its dangers and all the rogues who lie in wait for them(...)

Bomb-damaged Brahma statue at the Erawan shrine in central Bangkok. Photograph: Jerome Taylor/AFP/Getty Images

Thai officials say this week’s Bangkok shrine bombing was likely planned by at least 10 people, including some foreigners, but is not believed to have(...)

Family members of a passenger on board a crashed Trigana Air flight provide information to a police identification team at Sentani Airport near Jayapura, Papua province, Indonesia on Monday. Photograph: Lucky R/Antara Foto/Reuters 1:03

All 54 people on board a Trigana Air aircraft were killed in a crash two days ago in Indonesia’s Papua province, the latest in a string of aviation d(...)

Grieving relatives of the crashed  Trigana Air ATR 42-300 plane wait for information at the crisis centre in Jayapura on Monday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

An Indonesian passenger plane that crashed with 54 people on board in Papua province was carrying cash worth around $470,000 for remote villages, a po(...)

The National Search and Rescue Agency has confirmed contact was lost with a passenger plane carrying 54 passengers in Papua, Indonesia.

An Indonesian domestic passenger aircraft carrying 54 people has crashed in the Oktabe area of Papua, a government official said on Sunday. The plane (...)

In India, fertility rates are  down to 2.48 children per woman. Photograph: Reuters/Danish Ismail

For the past 200 years the global population has risen explosively. There were 1 billion humans in 1850. There are 7.3 billion today. Ever since the I(...)