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New doco traces MH370's final moments

The producers were granted unprecedented access into the investigation.


MH370 pilot's 'self-destructive' behaviour before final flight

"If a Qantas pilot did something like that, he would be spoken to and grounded."


More devastation as Typhoon Mangkhut sweeps through China

Trees were uprooted and skyscrapers swayed in hurricane-force winds.

Workers prepare for the typhoon's arrival.

Three killed as typhoon swipes Philippines

More than 5 million people are at risk from Typhoon Mangkhut.

Vietnam's Trade and Industry Minister Tran Tuan Anh speaks at the third Inter-sessional Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam May 22, 2017.

World's 'biggest trade pact' involving NZ almost closed

The US isn't involved because of its trade spat with China.

Two men were seen begging at a Phuket marketplace.

Western backpackers spotted begging Thai people to fund travels

It's the latest example of a phenomenon known as 'begpacking'.

Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Internet must be 'clean and righteous' - Chinese President

China has been tightening controls over internet content in an effort to maintain social stability.


Hong Kong's 'buddy' service a game changer for travel

The service is a dream come true for tourists.

Kim Jong-un.

North Korea raps US for pressing sanctions

It says progress cannot be expected if Washington continues to follow an "outdated acting script".


Trade war escalates as China slaps more tariffs on US

The additional tariffs are 25 percent on US$16 billion worth of US imports.

Protesters are calling for safer roads after two children were killed by a speeding bus last week.

Dozens of students injured in Bangladesh road safety protests

Thousands of students are stopping traffic to check licenses and vehicle safety.


Internet reeling after unbelievable makeup transformation

"This is why I have trust issues," someone observed.

The woman was fined nearly NZ$6000 for overstaying.

Woman filmed slapping airport immigration officer

The British woman had been fined for overstaying in Indonesia.

People wait to see if their name is on the NRC

India strips four million people of citizenship

India says the process is to identify illegal Bangladeshi immigrants.

Eighteen divers have entered the Tham Luang cave complex.

Thai cave rescue mission officially underway

Eighteen divers have entered the caves to rescue the stranded boys.


Missing boys' football team found alive in Thailand cave

The group has been trapped for nine days.

Asia - it's big, but how much do you know about it?

Quiz: How well do you know Asia?

Kiwis fared badly in a recent survey - think you can do better?

The Asia New Zealand Foundation has found more than half of people under 30 don't know much about Asia.

Young Kiwis don't know much about Asia - survey

More than half of people under 30 answered just one question correctly, or got them all wrong.

From hedonistic nightclubs to serene temples, here's what to do with 24 hours in the Thai capital.

One night in Bangkok: Five things you have to do

From hedonistic nightclubs to serene temples, here's what to do with 24 hours in the Thai capital.

Westerners are going to the toilet the wrong way.

The Kiwi invention teaching us how to use the toilet

Lillipad claims it has the solution to put a halt to the Western world's haemorrhoid problem.