The tiny Japanese community of Mishima was desperate to reverse its shrinking population so officials came up with what they hoped would be a game-changing plan: free cows.
Army and air force troops worked through the night to rescue thousands of people stranded across the Indian part of Kashmir and sections of northern and eastern Pakistan where more than 320 people have been killed in landslides and flash floods, an Indian official said Monday.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offered flowers and worshipped Monday at a historic Buddhist temple outside Colombo as he wrapped up his two-nation South Asian tour that also took him to Bangladesh.
Two newly promoted Japanese politicians moved Monday to distance themselves from allegations of extremism after pictures emerged of them posing alongside the leader of a domestic neo-Nazi party., 1 Comment
A pre-trial hearing for nine Chinese fishermen charged with poaching sea turtles at a disputed South China Sea shoal in a case likely to further strain relations with Beijing has been postponed again because of problems finding a qualified interpreter, Philippine court and diplomatic officials said Monday.
Landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed nearly 300 people in large swaths of northern India and Pakistan, officials said Sunday.
North Korea will put U.S. citizen Matthew Miller on trial next Sunday, state media said, shortly after he made a highly unusual televised plea for help from Washington along with two other detained Americans.
Italy's foreign minister has urged India's Supreme Court to allow one of the two Italian marines detained over the 2012 killing of two fishermen to fly home on medical grounds.
Every summer, when Minoo Phakey's water runs out, she does what most people do in her middle-class neighborhood: She calls the mafia.
New Zealanders keen to view hacked photos of naked celebrities are being blamed for a nationwide Internet meltdown involving the country's main provider.