Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not visit China next week, the government said Monday, as Beijing prepares for a huge military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of Tokyo's defeat in World War II.
Typhoon Goni lashed the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa with heavy rains and winds on Monday, as the death toll rose to 19 in the northern Philippines. The latest victims include a 9-month-old boy and his 2-year-old sister who drowned in flash floods.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday criticized his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev's weekend visit to disputed islands, aggravating a long-running dispute over the archipelago.
A Thai court Monday indicted a British labor rights activist in a case linked to a report he co-authored alleging severe labor abuses in Thailand's food industry, a key supplier to Western supermarkets.
A Chinese tourist held hostage for months by the Taliban has been freed in a government operation, Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said. Khan made the announcement in a press conference late Sunday night that was broadcast Monday on multiple TV channels. He said the man will be handed over to mainlandChinese authorities soon.
Papua New Guinea's government said Monday it had sent food and water to drought and frost-hit regions, as it warned a current dry spell could be the worst in decades.
Cambodian authorities have charged a student with incitement to commit a crime over an alleged Facebook post calling for a "color revolution" in the country, a right groups said on Monday.
A Hong Kong photographer may face five years in jail after he was detained for carrying a bullet-proof vest and helmet while covering the aftermath of last week's deadly shrine bombing, police said Monday.
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea's president on Monday vowed a hard line as marathon negotiations by senior officials from the Koreas stretched into a third day in an attempt to defuse a crisis that had the rivals threatening war.
Senior officials from North and South Korea on Sunday were in their second day of marathon talks meant to pull the rivals back from the brink, even amid reports of unusual North Korean troop and submarine movement that Seoul said indicated continued battle preparation.
Typhoon Goni blew out of the northern Philippines on Sunday, leaving at least 15 people dead and several others missing, including in a gold-mining village where more than 100 rescuers dug through a huge mudslide in a frantic search for a dozen miners, officials said.
Investigators believe that the plotters behind the Erawan Shrine and Sathorn pier blasts might have relied on a foreign bomb-making technique, an informed source said.
Authorities Sunday urged patience in their hunt for the Bangkok shrine bomber, as the police chief admitted Thailand lacks some of the "modern equipment" to find the prime suspect captured on security cameras.
Reaching low over the river, Kritsuda Narongplaian gently opened her palm and let the breeze carry away a fistful of orange marigold petals -- her final farewell to a boyfriend cut down by the Bangkok shrine bomb.