South Korea's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a prison sentence for a former lawmaker accused of encouraging an armed rebellion in the South should war with North Korea break out.
A four-year-old Australian boy has been fitted with an artificial pancreas in what researchers said was a world first treatment for managing type 1 diabetes.
Nepal's leaders will meet Thursday in a last-ditch effort to agree on a constitution before a midnight deadline, as public frustration over the slow pace of progress deepens.
The Philippines' foreign minister on Thursday slammed China's attempts to build islands in the disputed South China Sea, prompting Beijing to accuse Manila of making “trouble out of nothing.”
One is a freelance journalist respected for his reporting on refugees and children in war zones. The other is a man who seems obsessed with guns and went to Syria to train with fighters.
China's land reclamation in contested reefs in the South China Sea has become “massive,” and is continuing despite protests from other countries, a Philippine official said Wednesday, citing surveillance photographs.
The head of the U.N. commission that produced a damning report on North Korean rights abuses has dismissed Pyongyang's claim that doubts about the credibility of a prominent witness made the panel's findings “invalid.”
Nepal's Maoist chief apologized Wednesday for his party's role in a parliament brawl that injured four security officers in the tense run-up to a deadline for a post-war constitution.
A Malaysian police officer sentenced to hang over the killing of a Mongolian model in a sensational scandal linked to corruption allegations has been detained in Australia, a report said Wednesday.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe admitted Wednesday it was a “race against time” to free two hostages snatched by Islamist militants who are demanding US$200 million for their lives.
The Islamic State (IS) group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages unless it receives a US$200 million ransom within 72 hours, but Tokyo vowed Tuesday it would not give in to "terrorism."
A worker at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant died Tuesday after falling into a water tank, the country's nuclear operator said, the second fatal accident to blight efforts to stabilize the tsunami-battered facility.
An AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month with 162 people on board climbed at a faster than normal speed and then stalled, the Indonesian transport minister said Tuesday.
Fighting broke out in Nepal's parliament Tuesday, with Maoist lawmakers throwing chairs and injuring four security officers as tensions ran high ahead of a deadline to complete a new national constitution.