David Thom: ‘The place we live must be a place we love, a place we don’t want to leave.’

Our home is buses, boats hotels, guest houses, farms, villages, towns and cities. Our home is the road, two backpacks and each other, and we love it. (...)

 Indonesian rescuers and military personnels examine the wreckage of the crashed C-130 military airplane at the crash site in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Photograph: Dedi Sahputra/EPA

Indonesia’s president promised a review of the country’s ageing air force fleet and a defence modernisation drive on Wednesday, as the death toll from(...)

Firemen and security forces attempt to extinguish the fire surrounding the wreckage of an Indonesian military transport plane after it crashed in the North Sumatra city of Medan, Indonesia on Tuesday. Photograph: Irsan Mulyadi/Reuters/Antara Foto

More than 100 people are feared dead after a military transport plane ploughed into a residential area shortly after take-off in northern Indonesia, i(...)

Rainforest Connection founder Topher White. His high­tech device made from discarded smartphones listens for trucks, chainsaws and other sounds of encroaching loggers. When installed high up in tree canopies, Rainforest Connection hardware is considered virtually invisible. Photograph: Rainforest Connection

Amid the jungle cacophony of rustling leaves, buzzing bugs, howling monkeys and shrieking parrots, another, more menacing sound can be heard: a revvin(...)

Myself and my college friends are mostly 60 this year. We wanted to go away in Ireland for a weekend, in August or September. There will probably b(...)

Australia’s treasurer Joe Hockey said fuel excise would not affect the poor because they “don’t have cars or actually drive very far”. Photograph: Mark Graham/Bloomberg

Australia’s capital Canberra has had its first snow of the year, the city is waking up to sub-zero temperatures and parliament is in its last sitting (...)

Mount Sinabung spews hot gas in western Indonesia. Hundreds of villagers have been evacuated as the threat from the volcano grows.  Photograph: Dedi Sahputra/EPA

Authorities in western Indonesia are evacuating more villagers living near a volcano that’s been rumbling for weeks. Government volcanologist Gede Sua(...)

 Indonesian villagers cover their faces from Mount Sinabung’s ash  at Sukandebi village in Karo, North Sumatra. Photograph: Dedi Sahputra/EPA

A volcano in western Indonesia has unleashed a new powerful burst of volcanic ash. Authorities have been closely monitoring 2,460m (8,070ft) Mount Sin(...)

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(...)

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 (...)