South Korean lawmakers opened formal discussions Monday on long-stalled bills regarding human rights in North Korea, galvanized by the adoption of a landmark U.N. resolution condemning Pyongyang's rights abuses.
A 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday.
Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia on Monday lost her latest attempt to halt trials on graft charges which could see her jailed for life if found guilty, her lawyer said.
Cambodia's U.N.-backed court Monday adjourned the genocide trial of two ex-Khmer Rouge leaders until January 2015 after lawyers for one of the defendants continued to boycott proceedings.
More than 400 jobs could be lost at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), the head of the organization said Monday, after the government cut funding.
Pope Francis on Sunday named six new saints, including two from India, in a mass gathering tens of thousands of worshippers at Saint Peter's Square.
As Japan slips into recession, South Korea is keeping an increasingly wary eye on its export rival's free-falling currency, which is honing a lasting competitive edge over Korean products in a number of key markets.
In an old cemetery in the Indonesian capital, Enur's family and others live in makeshift houses between tombstones, a handful of the millions of poor people that new President Joko Widodo has pledged to help.
North Korea's top military body warned Sunday of “catastrophic consequences” for supporters of a U.N. resolution censuring its human rights record, as state media reported its leader presiding over a fresh military exercise.
Street vendor-turned-rights activist Nget Khun, known locally as “Mommy,” is a leading figure in Cambodians' fight against forced evictions. And at 75, she's just been jailed for a year.