The latest news from the Asian Pacific area, with breaking news, analysis and comment from across the region
British navy to send warship to South China Sea and challenge Beijing's claim to disputed international waters - a move likely to anger China.
Commonwealth leaders are gathering in London where they will begin secret discussions as to who will succeed Queen Elizabeth II as head of the organisation.
Snake Catchers Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan & Gold Coast shared a photo showing the red-bellied black snake in a schoolgirl's Harry Potter backpack.
Shakul Gupta from the north Indian city of Gurugram will also reportedly give a glimpse of different personas to his "prospective girlfriends".
Kim Jong-un has called for "livening up of the warm climate of reconciliation" between the two Koreas after the successful visit of a Northern delegation to the Winter Olympics.
The family of the girl was also ordered to organise a feast with meat and drinks as part of the cleansing ritual.
The Australian yoga teacher is conducting sell-out workshops, where she encourages the women to strip off to boost confidence and their bedroom experience.
Heartwarming image of Pikin the gorilla resting in the arms of her human companion Appolinaire in the back of a car wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year People's Choice Award.