She's Japanese. She's 27. And she's a porn star. She's also at the centre of the biggest controversy Taiwan has experienced in weeks, if not months.
Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin Anchorage: As stage sets go, Alaska is a spectacular one: craggy mountain ranges, picturesque coastlines and iconic glaciers. President Obama arrived here Monday to use that backdrop for his message that climate change is not just a thing of the future but something well underway in the nation's largest state.
Lindsay Murdoch Australian journalist Alan Morison and his Thai colleague Chutima Sidasathian are acquitted on charges of defaming the Royal Thai Navy.
Jewel Topsfield In a period of history largely forgotten by both nations, Australians such as Fred Wong played a central role in the Indonesian fight for freedom from Dutch rule.
Michael Koziol New Zealand has edged closer to choosing a new national flag, with the final four options revealed on Tuesday morning at a ceremony in Wellington.
Peter Hannam The hyperactive hurricane season in the Pacific has jumped up another gear, spawning a record trio of category 4 strength tropical storms that will give the powerful El Nino event yet another boost.
Nick O'Malley A prominent National Rifle Association advocate's 10-minute video suggests the parents of the reporters killed on air not be "emotional" in calling for gun control.
Andy Parker Andy Parker plans to devote all his strength and resources to see good come from the evil of his daughter's murder.
Philip Wen Televised "confessions" have become the preferred propaganda tool of Chinese state television, but this journalist's testimony was particularly jarring.
Ruth Pollard After they were rescued by the MY Phoenix, Fairfax Media met some of those who made that journey into the unknown, trying to find a safer, better life in Europe .