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Afghan bombing claimed by IS: Ghani
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says a suicide attack that killed 33 people in Jalalabad is the first in the country to be claimed by Daesh (IS).


Nepal marks Everest avalanche anniversary
The anniversary of Nepal's deadliest-ever avalanche on Mount Everest has been marked with a memorial and the announcemnt of a fund for trekking workers.


Afghan suicide bomber kills 33
At least 33 people are dead and 100 wounded following a suicide bombing outside a bank in eastern Afghanistan.


Samsung removes logo on phones in Japan
Samsung says it has removed its logo on smartphones in Japan.


Taiwan workers win $US18m from RCA
US electronics company RCA will have to pay $US18 million to workers from a factory in Taiwan that leached toxic chemicals they say caused cancer.


France warns Indon over execution
Indonesia has been warned of diplomatic consequences should Jakarta execute a French national on death row on drugs charges.


New police chief for Indonesia
Indonesia's acting police chief has been sworn in as the nation's top cop, following controversy over President Joko Widodo's initial nominee.


Shanghai defies Asia slump from Wall St
The Chinese sharemarket has bucked the trend in Asia, which has largely followed Wall Street's lead downward.


Bali Nine execution looms 10 years on
Friday marks 10 years since Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were arrested for the Bali Nine heroin smuggling plot, and Sukumaran's 34th birthday.


Horns, tusks seized in Vietnam
A haul of rhino horns and elephant tusks worth millions of dollars has been seized by Vietnamese customs on a French flight.


Rights group supports Aussie in Thailand
Human Rights Watch says Australian journalist Alan Morison should not be facing charges of criminal defamation in Thailand.


Asiana suspends Hiroshima flights
South Korea's Asiana Airlines has suspended flights into the Japanese city of Hiroshima after one of its jets hit an antenna on landing.


Philippine Airlines parent back in black
The parent company of Philippine Airlines says an after-tax profit of $3.75 million is the first it's booked in three years.


Cambodia marks 40 years since Khmer terror
Cambodians will on Friday remember the estimated two million people who were killed as the Khmer Rouge drove the country back to "Year Zero".


Clashes at Korean ferry disaster rally
As South Korea marked the first anniversary of the Sewol ferry disaster, mourners clashed with police who blocked them from reaching a makeshift altar.


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