Manila (AFP) - A Philippine police chief who lost his lead role in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war because his officers murdered a South Korean businessman has won a promotion, a move slammed Wednesday by rights campaigners.
The NSW government has put a council on notice after asbestos was found in council-owned workplaces, but the mayor and Greens say it's politically motivated.
Dhaka (AFP) - A Bangladeshi immigrant who allegedly detonated a pipe bomb on the New York subway had read books by an Islamist cleric convicted for inciting the murder of an atheist blogger in the Muslim-majority country, police said Wednesday.
Seoul (AFP) - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may have opened the way to negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear programme, saying Washington was ready to talk "without preconditions".
Phuket (Thailand) (AFP) - Just over a year after he was maimed for gnawing on someone's shoes, Cola is romping across a beach on new sleek paws: curved "blade runner" prosthetics modelled on those used by Paralympian sprinters.
Tokyo (AFP) - A window from a US military helicopter fell onto a school sports ground in southern Japan Wednesday, the marines said, apologising for a "regrettable" incident likely to fuel opposition to their presence.
A former teacher at a prestigious Sydney school has again faced court after pleading guilty to sex offences against a 17-year-old student.
Sydney, Dec 13, 2017 (AFP) - - A registered child sex offender was stopped at an Australian airport Wednesday, within hours of new laws designed to prevent convicted paedophiles from travelling overseas coming into effect.
Beijing (AFP) - Google announced Wednesday that it will open a new artificial intelligence research centre in Beijing, tapping China's talent pool in the promising technology despite the US search giant's exclusion from the country's internet.
Sydney (AFP) - A registered child sex offender was stopped at an Australian airport Wednesday, within hours of new laws designed to prevent convicted paedophiles from travelling overseas coming into effect.
Commonwealth Bank has filed its response to AUSTRAC's allegations that it breached anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws.
Jerusalem (AFP) - The Israeli air force hit the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Wednesday lightly wounding three people, after Palestinians fired at southern Israel, the military and Gaza security officials said.
Bangkok (AFP) - A Thai court on Wednesday sentenced a notorious 76-year-old drug trafficker to life in prison after he was allegedly caught trying to sell 20 kilogrammes of crystal meth in the Golden Triangle drug producing region.
Sydney, Dec 13, 2017 (AFP) - - Shares in Australian shopping centre giant Westfield soared Wednesday after French property firm Unibail-Rodamco agreed to buy the group, with founder Frank Lowy congratulated on his "impeccable timing".
Manila (AFP) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte won martial law powers across the southern third of the country for one more year on Wednesday to combat Islamic militants and leftist rebels, as Congress brushed aside fears of a looming dictatorship.
Almost a dozen women have accused a NSW amateur photographer of preying on them during modelling sessions that date back to 2009 near Newcastle.
Perth (Australia) (AFP) - Captain Joe Root has challenged his England team to stand up and keep the Ashes series alive in Thursday's crucial third Test against Australia in Perth.