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The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved.
Approximately 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands

 

One month after Anita Rajput's son was crushed to death by two buses as he walked home in the Indian capital, the distraught mother cannot bear to send her remaining child back to school.
 

The Philippines on Saturday shot back at Beijing's criticism of its activities in the South China Sea, saying they were “in no way comparable to China's massive reclamation activities” in the waters.
 

South Korea's two retail giants Lotte and Shinsegae are duking it out to attract the growing number of rich Chinese shoppers visiting the country.
 

More than 415,000 people, equivalent to over 12 percent of Singapore's citizens, have visited parliament to pay their respects to former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, officials said Saturday.
 

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi Friday snubbed a grand annual parade showcasing military strength for the first time in three years, as the country's army chief warned against “any disturbances to stability” in upcoming elections.
Suu Kyi ducks Myanmar army parade

 

Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets.
 

At least 10 Hindu pilgrims were killed and dozens more were injured in a stampede outside the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Friday, police and witnesses said.
 

South Korea on Friday urged North Korea to immediately release two of its citizens detained in the country over alleged espionage, the latest in a series of arrests in the North of foreign nationals.
Seoul urges Pyongyang to release 2 South Korean detainees

 

The U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday harshly criticized North Korea for the “systematic abduction” of foreigners, after a U.N. investigation found the country had snatched up to 200,000 foreign nationals.
 

Japan's famously long working hours will get a shakeup this summer, the government announced Friday, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pushing early starts and European-style flexibility.
 

SINGAPORE - Overwhelmed by the huge crowds who have turned out to pay respects to founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore tried Friday to discourage citizens from joining the queues but many said they were undeterred by the up to 10-hour wait.
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Singapore overwhelmed by huge crowds mourning Lee

 

Formosa Plastics Group (FPG, 台塑集團) confirmed Thursday that a scaffolding collapse that occurred at a steel mill that has FPG investment in central Vietnam had killed at least 12 people.
FPG confirms dozen deaths in Vietnam factory accident

 

Cambodia unveiled a new memorial at a notorious Khmer Rouge prison Thursday to remember the thousands who were tortured and murdered there during the ruthless regime's rule in the late 1970s.
Cambodia unveils memorial at Khmer Rouge prison site

 
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