Bangladesh charges Rana Plaza owner and 40 others with murder

Dhaka--Bangladeshi police on Monday charged 41 people including the owner of the Rana Pla...

Japan airport readies for Solar Impulse unscheduled stop

Nagoya, Japan--An airport in Japan was readying Monday to welcome Solar Impulse 2 on an u...

China to conduct live-fire drills near Myanmar border: Xinhua

    Beijing---The Chinese military will hold a live-fire exercise near its ...

Corpse left in suitcase in Tokyo busy station

          Tokyo---The corpse of a woman that had be...

Three-quarter-tonne kite plunges into crowd in Japan

  Tokyo---A giant kite weighing three-quarters of a tonne crashed into a crowd of...

77 people had contact with MERS patient: China

    Beijing---China is searching for 13 people who came into contact with...

Thailand Brit murder suspects 'still waiting' on evidence review

Bangkok--Lawyers for two Myanmar nationals accused of murdering a pair of British holiday...

No end to Hong Kong political battle as last-ditch meeting fails

Hong Kong--Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers said on Sunday they would "definitely&q...

Owner of collapsed Bangladesh factory to face murder charges

Dhaka--Bangladesh police said they will press murder charges on Sunday against the owner ...

Schools reopen in quake-devastated Nepal

Kathmandu--Thousands of children, many still traumatised from losing homes and loved ones...

Ailing Thai king returns to hospital

Bangkok--Thailand's revered but ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej has returned to hospit...

China capital to roll out tough anti-smoking laws

BEIJING, May 31 (Reuters) - Beijing will ban smoking in restaurants, offices and on publi...

Drought-hit North Korea seen able to avoid food crisis

SEOUL: North Korea has updated farming methods and switched crops that could help soften th...

Myanmar navy blocks journalists as migrant boat held in limbo

OFF LEIK ISLAND (Myanmar): Myanmar's navy briefly detained and turned back journalists ...

S. Korean health chief apologises over MERS outbreak

  Seoul---South Korea's health minister apologised Sunday for failing to halt...

China rejects US criticism of sea reclamations

    Singapore---China on Sunday rejected US demands to stop all reclamati...

Philippines' famed rice terraces face modern threats

  Mayoyao, Philippines---It is fiesta time in the famed rice terraces of the nort...

Powerful 7.8 quake shakes Japan

  Tokyo---A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Japanese coast Saturday, geol...

Japan expect earthquake

    Tokyo---Seismologists Sunday warned Japan to stay vigilant for the ne...

Asia security summit under guard

    Singapore---An Asia-Pacific security summit was briefly put on lockdo...

China rejects US criticism of sea reclamations

      Singapore---China on Sunday rejected US demands to stop rec...