Hopes that Malaysia's missing jet might soon be found are yielding to the sobering realization of the immense challenge of searching an uncharted seafloor at depths that push deep-sea technology to its limits.
Australia--The leader of Australia's most populous state quit as premier on Wednesday in the face of mounting evidence that he failed to declare a AU$3,000 (US$2,800) bottle of wine that arrived as a gift on his Sydney doorstep.
Digital music sales in Singapore overtook those of CDs and records last year for the first time.
An Indonesian governor said Wednesday he has ordered all civil servants in a central province to attend mass prayer sessions and religious sermons in a bid to stop adultery.
South Korea has blocked the newly launched Korean version of the global adultery hook-up site Ashley Madison, saying Wednesday that it threatened family values in a country where marital infidelity is a crime.
South Korea and Japan held rare high-level talks Wednesday on the extremely sensitive issue of wartime sex slavery, which has contributed to a virtual freeze in diplomatic ties.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino publicly apologized on Wednesday for failures in air-conditioning at Manila airport, already named by an online travel guide as the world's worst.
South Korean police said Tuesday they had arrested a man for apparently allowing his infant son to starve to death while spending days playing online games at Internet cafes.
South Korean rescue teams, including elite navy SEAL divers, raced Wednesday to find nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank with 459 on board, mostly high school students bound for a holiday island.
Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring 14, officials said.