How far will some Australian men go to achieve the perfect body?
Reviled in Myanmar and unwanted in Bangladesh, where does one of the world's most persecuted minorities really belong?
We ask whether the judiciary and political opposition are agents of change in this volatile nation.
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2012 08:26 GMT
Alleged corruption, rights violations and environmental degradation plague Malaysia's controversial Bakun project.
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2012 05:48 GMT
Australian veterans return to an old front-line to help locate the remains of thousands of fallen Vietnamese soldiers.
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2012 15:45 GMT
Could North and South Korea be heading for a spectacular collision in both the real and virtual worlds?
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2012 05:19 GMT
Despite the country's rapid economic growth, many young Chinese are growing disillusioned as they struggle to find jobs.
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2012 17:39 GMT
Japan's authorities are clamping down on the criminal underworld, but the mighty Yakuza refuse to back down.
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2012 12:08 GMT
A political crisis is engulfing Bangladesh as opposition party members disappear under mysterious circumstances.
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2012 07:57 GMT
Could valuable oil and gas deposits in the South China Sea be behind the growing military build-up in the region?
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2012 09:56 GMT
As the 2012 Olympic Games begin, we ask: What does China sacrifice in its relentless pursuit of gold?
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2012 11:08 GMT
Australian aboriginal youth suicide rates are among the highest in the world, so how can communities save their youths?
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2012 04:27 GMT
How can Papua New Guinea curb one of the worst rates of domestic violence in the world?
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2012 15:40 GMT
Is World Heritage designation overwhelming the very sites it is meant to protect?
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2012 12:24 GMT
Can progress and justice co-exist in Cambodia, a country where development leaves a trail of destruction?
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2012 05:49 GMT
South Korea's Unification Church is facing its biggest challenge yet as it prepares for a future without its founder.
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2012 05:34 GMT
Is the lese majeste law, designed to prevent insults to the Thai royal family, being abused and should it be abolished?
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2012 15:25 GMT
Balinese youths are fighting to save their Indonesian island from over-development, mountains of trash and pollution.
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2012 12:56 GMT
India's Aravind Eye Care System has restored the sight of millions, including those who cannot afford it.
Last Modified: 25 May 2012 04:49 GMT
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