An Indian teenager died after allegedly being set on fire during an attack by four men when she went outside to relieve herself in the country's east, police said Monday.
Japan should raise sales taxes again next year despite wobbles in the economy caused by the first rise, and the central bank should cushion the blow with more easy money, the OECD said Monday.
The property market's woes have spread from the luxury sector to more modestly priced homes on the city fringe as new loan curbs keep buyers in check.
Finance chiefs from G-20 nations said Sunday that they can overcome geo-political tensions and financial risks to achieve an extra combined 1.8 percent growth under reforms agreed among member nations.
Ashraf Ghani was declared Afghanistan's next president on Sunday after winning the June 14 election, officials said, ending months of disputes over allegations of massive fraud that tipped the country into a political crisis.
Thousands of Hong Kong students will begin a week-long boycott of classes Monday, the start of what democracy activists say will be a wider campaign of civil disobedience against Beijing's refusal to grant the city full universal suffrage.
Japan's new industry minister Yuko Obuchi said Sunday the resource-poor nation should be realistic about its energy needs as the government tries to convince a skeptical public on the necessity of nuclear power.
The New Zealand government's handling of a fragile economy was the “overwhelming” reason for its third election victory, Prime Minister John Key said Sunday after his party won a historic majority and he eyed a fourth triumph.
Japan's defense ministry wants to develop its own early-warning aircraft, replacing U.S.-made planes as the Chinese and Russian air forces grow more assertive, a report said Sunday.
A group of South Korean activists on Sunday launched tens of thousands of leaflets across the border carrying messages criticizing North Korea's ruling dynasty, defying threats from Pyongyang to attack them.