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Milton Savage sits on the porch of his cement board house on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait, about 40 kilometers (24 miles) north of Australia's northern tip.
Pakistan has abolished its troubled northwest tribal areas, granting rights to millions of conflict-weary people and scrapping a draconian colonial-era regime.
Military drills on the Korean Peninsula are always a source of tension, but this year's Max Thunder exercises were on another level.
South Korea, China and Japan woke up Friday to a new and uncertain diplomatic reality, after US President Donald Trump canceled what many considered to be the best chance of striking a deal for peace on the Korean Peninsula.
After an overnight train ride to remote mountains in North Korea, CNN's Will Ripley and Tim Schwarz witnessed North Korean officials detonate explosives at their nuclear test site, apparently destroying decades of work.
Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen accused China of "serial acts of suppression" and "dollar diplomacy" after Burkina Faso became the second country in a month to break off diplomatic ties with the island in favor of Beijing.
North Korea says US President Donald Trump's decision to cancel next month's summit with leader Kim Jong Un runs counter to the global community's wishes for peace on the Korean Peninsula.
To Kim Jong Un, May 24 should have been a diplomatic triumph. The North Korean leader had just opened the doors of his isolated country to the world, allowing foreign journalists to observe what had deemed a crowning achievement in Pyongyang's nuclear quest.
North Korea destroyed at least three nuclear tunnels, observation buildings, a metal foundry and living quarters at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site on Thursday, in a process observed by invited international journalists.
Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto has been sentenced to death by hanging after a Malaysian court overturned an earlier acquittal of drug smuggling charges.
In comments likely to frustrate the White House, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said their countries will stand by the existing nuclear accord with Iran, even as the US has withdrawn and expects its European allies to follow suit.
Martial arts champion and film star Jet Li spoke out on Wednesday for the first time since a viral photo prompted alarm about his health earlier this week.
A court in India's southern Tamil Nadu state has passed an interim order to stop the expansion of a copper smelter that residents argue is causing environmental damage.
The search for flight MH370 will come to a close on May 29 after more than four years and little sign of what happened to the ill-fated plane.
US officials have issued a health alert after a US government employee stationed in southern China reported "abnormal sensations of sound and pressure" that indicated a mild brain injury.
Chinese police are increasingly relying on artificial intelligence as they take the motto "you can run, but you can't hide" to a whole new level, as alleged criminals found at recent concerts by Jacky Cheung.
Antagonistic statements by top media and political figures in Australia and China have undermined attempts by Canberra to rebuild its relationship with Beijing after months of diplomatic tension.
A small coterie of foreign reporters is about to set off on a marathon journey to a remote location in North Korea to witness Pyongyang's purported destruction of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site.
Denuclearization is one of the first words that comes to mind when discussing diplomatic efforts on the Korean Peninsula.