The United States advised U.S. carriers to comply with China's demand that it be told of any flights passing through its new maritime air defense zone over the East China Sea, an area where Beijing said it launched two fighter planes to investigate a dozen American and Japanese reconnaissance and military flights.
North Korea confirmed Saturday that an American veteran of the Korean War has been detained for “hostile acts” against the communist country and said he had released an apology confessing to his alleged crimes.
A U.S. research institute said Friday it has detected a new construction at a North Korean missile launch site which the institute says is being upgraded to handle larger rockets.
Indian news magazine editor Tarun Tejpal appeared Saturday in court in the holiday state of Goa for a pretrial hearing on allegations of sexual assault leveled by a female employee.
Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey has indicated he would resist the government taking a stake in Qantas, in comments reported Saturday, after calling for a debate on the national carrier's future.
A teenager died after being attacked by a shark in Australia on Saturday, police said, one week after a surfer was fatally mauled in the nation's west.
Japan's top drugmaker said Saturday it had picked a GlaxoSmithKline executive as its next president in a rare example of overseas head-hunting by a major Japanese firm.
Gunmen shot dead an outspoken radio broadcaster in the Philippines, worsening the country's record as one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists, press and human rights groups said on Saturday.
Japan's imperial couple arrived in India Saturday on their first ever official visit, billed by New Delhi as a symbol of goodwill towards Asia's biggest democracy.
A 42-year-old Tibetan has arrived at the headquarters of the government-in-exile in India after cycling through Europe and Asia in a campaign protesting China's heavy-handed rule in the Himalayan region.