Japanese mountaineer Junko Tabei was diagnosed with cancer of the abdomen four years ago.
Somali pirates have freed 26 Asian sailors held captive in a small fishing village for more than four years since their ship was hijacked in the Indian Ocean.
Rodrigo Duterte is launching a charm offensive in China. He seems to be in love with the country, saying it deserves respect, and is the only superpower that can help the Philippines.
A group of Kiwi surf life savers are helping to reduce Karachi's annual drowning death toll from 250 to 20.