Saturday's local elections in Taiwan may turn out to be a referendum on President Ma Ying-jeou and the ruling KMT's policy on economic integration with China.
Attacks in Jerusalem see the return of an Israeli policy once shelved as ineffective, rekindling the debate about collective punishment in response to crimes.
The plant at the heart of the world's worst industrial disaster still stands, and with it the mysteries of what happened and how many have died as a result.
Two months into Hong Kong's unprecedented pro-democracy sit-in demonstrations, the clearance of a key protest camp has left fatigued protesters at a crossroads.
Thailand's military-dominated parliament has voted overwhelmingly to ban commercial surrogacy three months after Fairfax Media revealed the plight of Baby Gammy.
Hong Kong police have arrested high-profile student protest leaders Joshua Wong and Lester Shum, as authorities moved to clear a key protest camp.
As protests spread around the United States on Wednesday night, reinforced National Guard and police engaged in a tense stand-off in Ferguson, sparing the township much of the violence that tore through its streets on Monday.
Australian families buying homes in Phuket have discovered that all may not be as it seems with their properties.
Protesters across the United States have gathered for more demonstrations over a grand jury's decision not to charge the police officer who killed Michael Brown.
The shock decision by East Timor's Prime Minister to expel foreign judges and advisers from the country appears to be connected to corruption cases against his cabinet, a damning report to Australia's judges and lawyers alleges.