Tourists flock in their thousands to this idyllic Asian island, but disturbing new videos reveal a brutal industry funded by foreign visitors.
More than 80 passengers have been injured, several seriously, after a ferry collided with what appears to be a whale in the Sea of Japan.
New satellite imagery reveals North Korea may be preparing to launch another rocket from a key facility near Pyongyang, confronting Donald Trump’s hopes for disarmament.
A Japanese woman has been honoured as the world’s oldest living person by Guinness World Records, and there could be good reason why the country dominates the longest-living list.
In its quest to take over the world, this country’s shocking tactics have sparked global outrage. But this map reveals a very expensive truth.
Everywhere you look this week, there are signs the world is inching closer to disaster. The risk is we’re not really paying attention.
China has dramatically escalated tensions in one of the most hotly disputed places on the planet, reportedly sinking a vessel.
A Thai court has ordered the dissolution of an opposition party for nominating the king’s sister as its candidate for prime minister.
North Korea’s nuclear arsenal threatens Japan and could reach Australia. So the US was shocked by its latest sneaky move.
Donald Trump has been absolutely savaged by Russian media, after he praised Kim Jong-un in the days following their disastrous summit.
More than 100 people have applied for this job in Sri Lanka, with applicants told that they need to have “excellent moral character”.
Japan is getting pretty sick of foreign visitors carrying on with unruly behaviour. So it’s laying down some very tough new rules.
He’s been called a rogue and a mad scientist. Now there’s evidence the man who “edited” babies to make them smarter was working for Beijing.
Melbourne man Frankie Avalon Fonohema had recently moved to Bali with his girlfriend to start a new life. Weeks later, it all went horribly wrong.
Beijing has snatched another patch of the South China Sea, with its “militia” seizing control of a string of sandbars and denying fishermen access.
Authorities were left shell-shocked when they discovered an abandoned piece of luggage contained more than 1500 turtles inside.
Steve Kokich was in for a $43,000 medical bill after a motorcycle accident in Bali — if it wasn’t for a last-minute call from his mum.
A US official has played down perception that last week’s meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un was a disaster, as the US stripped back military exercises with South Korea.
Crowds gathered on India’s border with Pakistan are celebrating the release of air force pilot Abhinandan, after his capture escalated tensions between the rivals.
The parents of a student who mysteriously died in North Korean custody have attacked Donald Trump over his “lavish praise” of Kim Jong-un.
A terrifying new level of conflict threatens millions of lives as sickening videos, air raid sirens and city blackouts grip two nations.
Pakistan’s prime minister has pledged to release a captured Indian jetfighter pilot in a show of goodwill amid simmering tensions between the neighbours.
His mum was a famous mountaineer who died while trying to break a world record. Now he has disappeared on another notorious peak.
Why the Malaysian Airlines pilot’s murderous plot to be with his mistress is one of the most plausible theories in the unsolved disaster.
Garment workers of beloved Aussie brands are struggling to eat and stuck in cycles of debt as a new report shows wages as low as 50 cents an hour.
Forced to watch his friends tortured, doused in their blood then later shot by anti-aircraft guns — this is how Kim Jong-un purged his uncle.
The Australian government has urged Pakistan and India to avoid further military action, but Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has delivered a chilling message.
Indonesian rescuers are in a race against time to find dozens of people trapped after an illegal gold mine collapsed.
Anil Ambani once had a staggering $42 billion fortune behind him. Now he’s lost it all — and he’s facing a prison sentence to boot.
Pakistan’s Imran Khan has promised retaliation to a sudden military attack by nuclear-armed neighbour India, vowing it will respond “at the time and place of its choosing.”
The paranoid leader was flanked by a swarm of bodyguards as he toured Vietnam in an armoured limo before Donald Trump jetted in.
An Australian restaurateur has been charged with setting fire to his own eatery and using narcotics in the Cambodian resort city of Siem Reap.
A passenger made international headlines with this unsettling discovery on a flight, but it turns out the world’s biggest airlines have the same — including Qantas.
Beijing’s not just keen to annex the South China Sea and Taiwan — it has its eyes set on whole other island chains to dominate the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Terrified passengers watched in horror as a man tried to hijack a plane using a toy gun so he could speak to a world leader about a very peculiar issue.
A passenger suspected of attempting to hijack a flight from Bangladesh to Dubai has reportedly been shot dead by Bangladeshi special forces.
US President Donald Trump remains positive about the summit with North Korea but critics warn that the meeting will not deliver denuclearisation.
China has denied reports that Australian coal imports have been banned, despite delayed shipments through key northern ports.
A ban on Australia’s biggest export by China made the Aussie dollar tumble in the latest sign of deteriorating ties between the two nations.
A devastating fire raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old area in Bangladesh’s capital as firefighters worked for more than 10 hours to control the blaze which killed at least 81 people.
Stanley Ho has fathered 17 children with four different “wives”. Now, that complex family tree could cause his empire to crumble.
Fashion retailer Zara has sparked outrage and widespread debate after publishing this photo of one of China’s most famous models.
With a measles outbreak spreading like wildfire, school authorities have began a mass ban of students who aren’t vaccinated.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has launched a brutal crackdown on his hermit-nation’s wealthy elite, seizing their assets to shore up his own coffers.
Huawei’s billionaire founder has lashed out at President Donald Trump over the arrest of his daughter, saying the US cannot destroy or do without the company’s ‘more advanced’ technology.
The vision of a new China has struck a great wall. Economic and diplomatic supremacy was supposed to open rich new silk roads. But it’s overreached.
Chinese traders have cut Australian coal purchases after unexplained delays in customs clearance, as tensions escalate between Beijing and Canberra.
A senior priest has been convicted of raping a teenage girl. The girl’s father and mother made shocking claims throughout the trial.
A senior Catholic priest convicted of raping and impregnating a minor has been sentenced to 20 years in jail, the latest sexual assault scandal involving the Church in India.
India’s PM has warned of a “crushing response” to the deadliest suicide bombing in the volatile Kashmir region’s history, pointing the finger squarely at Pakistan.
A man thought to have been kidnapped by North Korean agents decades ago has finally been located, the Japanese Prime Minister says.
Gold Coast man Neil McLean was facing a staggering $100,000 bill. But one drastic solution shaved off tens of thousands of dollars.
An Australian man is lucky to be alive after his skull was “basically smashed” by a man in a machete attack. WARNING: Graphic image
It looks like an ordinary job listing — but look closer and you’ll find some surprising and grisly details in this viral newspaper ad.
China has had a last minute change of heart, forcing New Zealand to downplay talks of an eyebrow-raising rift with the superpower.
A leading journalist and critic of notorious Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has been sensationally arrested.
It’s a billion-dollar ship superhighway of huge global importance. But this notorious and popular stretch of water is also home to some shocking secrets.
A month before MH370 vanished, the plane’s pilot made a “mysterious” phone call. The person who answered has now come forward.
A popular musician was believed to have died at the hands of China’s government. This video aims to disprove that — but something’s not quite right.
The PM has said the refugee footballer is free after extradition proceedings were dropped, but has warned there is still “a process” to endure.
Qin Qisheng took advantage of an ATM glitch to fleece hundreds of thousands of dollars. But last year, his scam came to an abrupt end.
Two filmmakers claim to have discovered an ancient bronze statue they say proves Chinese ships visited Australia 600 years ago but is it a hoax?
Thailand’s rebel Princess Ubolratana Mahidol has announced she will run for political office but her brother, the King, says the move is unconstitutional.
Your next trip to Bangkok is going to look very different. The city’s iconic street food scene has been devastated by a brutal military crackdown — and this is what survived.
A tourist’s wild antics in Bali — including slapping an immigration official after she missed her flight — have earned her six months in jail.
An Aussie man is in a critical condition in a Bali hospital after an attack in a bar in the popular resort of Kuta.
The gruesome deaths of nine students on a trip to Siberia sparked claims of aliens and escaped prisoners. Now the 60-year-old case has been reopened.
Airline food is rarely fantastic but one passenger’s discovery in his in-flight vegetable stew will probably scar him for a while.
Images of an Australian footballer being led into court with leg shackles outraged the world. Not that you would have seen it in Thailand.
A teacher has revealed his traumatic time locked in a cell with 130 other men, some of them in adult nappies.
An alarming new report has revealed that not even radical climate change can save a third of the Himalayan glaciers, endangering up to two billion people.
Authorities are desperately searching for three vandals seen on video toppling over precious ancient pillars at a world heritage site.
Australian teacher Garry Mulroy has been arrested in Cambodia on child sex charges relating to boys aged 11 to 14.
In the red corner is the Communist Party of China. In the pink corner is everyone’s favourite porcine pal, Peppa Pig. Guess which side just won the popularity prize fight?
The father of the modern-day missionary who was killed by an uncontacted tribe has opened up on the doomsday cult that he says led to his son’s death.
US intelligence agencies have issued an alert to universities and research corporations: China is using student spies to steal your secrets.
A leopard cub was seized from a passenger’s luggage at an Indian airport with authorities suspecting the tiny feline was the victim of a smuggling ring.
Eyewitness video shows the incredibly scary moment when a wild leopard went on a rampage in an Indian city, causing scenes of mayhem as it attacked six people.
All hell broke loose in northern India when a leopard went on a rampage through a crowd of people and mauled everything in its path.
Tourists at a theme park in Taiwan were left terrified after the world’s only tilting rollercoaster malfunctioned mid-ride.
China’s ominous and extensive military build-up in the South China Sea has all the hallmarks that it is “preparing for World War III”.
Aussie woman Claire Licciardo spent 12 days locked in a Thai detention centre living her worst nightmare. This is what happened.
Donald Trump’s top spy chief says Russia and China pose the biggest espionage threat to the US and that the countries are now distancing themselves from Washington.
The United Arab Emirates has become a global laughing-stock after authorities shared this “tone deaf” photograph on social media.
Pope Francis has slammed the “violent ones” behind a horrifying attack on a church service in the Philippines, as IS claim responsibility for the deadliest attack on the region in years.
This woman’s dad was a member of one of the world’s deadliest gangs. He would allow other members to rape and beat his daughter.
Donald Trump could ease sanctions or sign a peace declaration in return for tangible concessions by Pyongyang during a new US-North Korea summit, according to analysts.
A disturbing double church bombing during Sunday Mass in the Philippines has killed at least 19 people and left dozens injured.
Multiple tragedies have struck an idyllic island paradise popular with the rich and famous, promoting authorities to issue an urgent message.
China says Australian-Chinese writer Yang Hengjin is a danger to its national security and has charged him with espionage.
The Australian government has confirmed that an Australian resident has been detained in China,
The boyfriend of a woman who mysteriously drowned in a pool in Bali has recalled the “perfect evening” they shared before her tragic death.
This might seem like an ordinary scene at the airport baggage claim but what’s really going on will make every traveller squirm.
A cruising couple was “traumatised and needed a glass of water” after they opened the door of their cabin to the sight of a ship worker having sex on their bed.
The Chinese doctor who sparked worldwide alarm when he announced he’d genetically edited human embryos has been sacked - but disturbingly, authorities believe his claim was not a hoax.