To corrupt police, foreigners are "fantastic, low risk targets".
In scenes reminiscent of Cold War East Berlin, refugees have taken to smuggling themselves into Europe even in car engines, in the latest episode of the continent's growing immigration crisis.
Jewel Topsfield and Karuni Rompies A plan to scrap the $US35 visa Australian visitors must obtain on arrival in Indonesia is in doubt with the Indonesian government making contradictory statements.
Jewel Topsfield, Cameron Houston, Chris Vedelago Seven Balinese police officers will face trial over extortion allegations, after 16 Melbourne men attending a buck's weekend in Seminyak were allegedly forced to pay a bribe of about $25,000 to avoid trumped up charges and threats of a 10-year prison sentence.
Fighter jets were scrambled and an airliner diverted after a passenger who snuck a cat on board the flight became unruly.
Inga Ting This photograph and the kindness of strangers have changed the world for one refugee father and his two young children after sparking a campaign that has raised $US170,000 in less than a week.
Markus Mannheim Protest tune sparks national debate about public servants' freedom of speech.
Peter Hannam One of four huge tropical storms spinning in the north Pacific has caused a stir among meteorologists by crossing the International Date Line near Hawaii and requiring a title change.
Philip Wen China to flex its military muscles with parade of tanks, missiles and goose-stepping soldiers on Thursday.
Sudarsan Raghavan 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.