Toby Mann is a digital journalist with the ABC's Asia Pacific Newsroom.
By Toby Mann and staff, with wires
Japan's space agency says it hopes a shift in the sunlight's angle will hit the solar panels of its 'Moon sniper' in a way that can restore its functions.
How did the 41 workers trapped inside a collapsed Himalayan highway tunnel survive for almost two weeks?
Forty-one men have been stranded inside a 2-kilometre stretch of a collapsed tunnel in the Himalayas for almost two weeks. So how did they end up in there and what have conditions been like as they await a cautious rescue mission?
Pakistan demolishes homes, raids neighbourhoods under crackdown to force millions of Afghans to leave
Pakistan detains and deports Afghans after nationwide searches under a crackdown on undocumented or unregistered foreigners, with aid agencies warning of chaotic and desperate scenes among those returning to Afghanistan.
The day after quitting the Black Sea grain deal, investigators say Russia increased strikes on Ukraine's ports
A new investigation says Russian attacks on ports and warehouses critical to Ukraine's grain exports surged after Moscow withdrew from the Black Sea grain deal.
China's infamous censors are methodical about keeping the country's closed internet free from information that the ruling Communist Party does not want its citizens seeing, but a new report from Human Rights Watch finds racist content on the Chinese internet targeting black people has become common.
Europe and parts of north and south America are in the middle of a vicious heatwave, and the world recorded its hottest July on record — but in the Pacific, puffer jackets are becoming the norm as Tonga shivered through its second-coldest temperature on record.
Recent investigations reveal how Beijing has been looking to increase its influence in the Pacific by using political pressure and funding to capture local elites and media, with questions raised around the independence of outlets that have cut deals with China.
Pita Limjaroenrat was the only candidate for leader of his party, which was the top finisher in May's general election, and was hoping to have another tilt but opponents say he was unqualified to run due to owning shares in a media company.
India aims to become just the fourth nation, along with the United States, the former Soviet Union and China, to land spacecraft on the Moon as it tests technology it hopes to use in future interplanetary missions.
The man accused of murder over the fire that killed five people is already in custody, having been charged with two counts of arson.
Responding to a joint Cybersecurity Advisory issued by US, Australian, New Zealand and United Kingdom intelligence agencies that identify China as the culprit behind recent cyber attacks, Beijing dismisses it as "a collective disinformation campaign by the United States".
Xi Jinping's Belt and Road Initiative has cost more than $1 trillion already — what has that much money bought?
While the leaders of the G7 met in Japan, Chinese President Xi Jinping used a China-Central Asia Summit to push further economic and trade ties along the old Silk Road under the banner of his signature policy — the Belt and Road Initiative. So how is the project tracking and can it challenge US global influence?
According to human rights group Myanmar Witness — which analysed photos and videos of a horrific attack centred around a Buddhist monastery — there are multiple indications of an attempt to hide the truth of what happened. WARNING: This story contains images and descriptions of graphic violence that may distress some readers.