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Wild Animals

More than 2,300 tigers killed and trafficked this century: Report

Despite a rise in the global tiger population, illegal trafficking shows no signs of slowing, a TRAFFIC report says.

More than 2,300 tigers killed and trafficked this century: Report

New Zealand

New Zealand speaker cradles MP's baby during debate

Mallard babysits for legislator's 'VIP' newborn, attracts international attention.

New Zealand speaker cradles MP's baby during debate

North Korea

N Korea: No nuclear talks if US 'hostile military moves' continue

Pyongyang issues warning as US special envoy Stephen Biegun arrives in the Korean Peninsula for three days of meetings.

N Korea: No nuclear talks if US 'hostile military moves' continue

Asia Pacific

Cambodia detains another opposition member amid crackdown

Rights group calls for dropping of charges and release of Nuth Pich, a member of the dissolved opposition party.

Cambodia detains another opposition member amid crackdown

AJ Impact

Asia’s chocolate bonanza spurs quest for locally grown beans

Cocoa bean supplies from Indonesia, Asia's top processor, have fallen due to ageing trees and crop disease.

Asia’s chocolate bonanza spurs quest for locally grown beans

AJ Impact

Fancy a 20-hour non-stop flight? Qantas tests passengers' limits

The Australian airline wants to start direct flights connecting Sydney to New York and London as soon as 2022.

Fancy a 20-hour non-stop flight? Qantas tests passengers' limits

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong: Missing British consulate worker's supporters protest

His case is likely to feed into the anger and suspicion among protesters who fear Beijing's growing influence in Hong Kong.

AJ Impact

Banks in Hong Kong condemn violence, urge return to 'harmony'

Anti-government protests over recent weeks have hurt Hong Kong's economy, which is facing a possible recession.

Banks in Hong Kong condemn violence, urge return to 'harmony'

Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong police in standoff with protesters after sit-in

Police with riot shields shutter entrance to train station as protesters demand prosecution of Yuen Long attackers.

Hong Kong police in standoff with protesters after sit-in

Rohingya

'Conditions here are inhumane': Rohingya in Bangladeshi camps

More than 700,000 refugees from Myanmar face dire conditions at Cox's Bazar camp two years after they fled violence.

'Conditions here are inhumane': Rohingya in Bangladeshi camps

AJ Impact

Malaysia is fighting for its billion-dollar palm oil industry

There are concerns over an EU law that aims to curb deforestation by phasing out the oil from renewable fuel by 2030.

Malaysia is fighting for its billion-dollar palm oil industry

China

China confirms detention of UK's Hong Kong consulate employee

Consulate worker Simon Cheng to be held for 15 days by Shenzhen police, says the Chinese foreign ministry.

China confirms detention of UK's Hong Kong consulate employee

Indonesia

Indonesia deploys troops to West Papua as protests spread

At least 300 troops arrive in Manokwari as protests spread with reports of a prison break and airport attack in Sorong.

Taiwan

US approves $8bn sale of 66 F-16 fighters to Taiwan

Taiwan's plan to upgrade its air defences comes amid increasing Chinese military incursions into its airspace.

US approves $8bn sale of 66 F-16 fighters to Taiwan

Asia Pacific

Australia's Cardinal Pell loses child sex abuse appeal

Former top aide of Pope Francis is the world's most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse.

Australia's Cardinal Pell loses child sex abuse appeal