Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.
A U.S. marine asked a judge in the Philippines Friday to suspend his murder trial as he appeared in court for the first time since his detention over the killing of a transgender woman.
The U.N. General Assembly condemned North Korea's rights record Thursday and called for Pyongyang to be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face charges of crimes against humanity.
A researcher embroiled in a fabrication scandal that has rocked Japan's scientific establishment said Friday she would resign after failing to reproduce results of what was once billed as a ground-breaking study on stem cells.
Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children — in a school massacre.
South Korea's far-left political party was disbanded Friday in a rare decision by the constitutional court which labeled it a pro-North Korean group.
Chinese premier Li Keqiang is set Friday to sign agriculture and transport agreements on a visit to Bangkok, as Thailand's junta seeks diplomatic support after their coup was given short-shrift by U.S. and European allies.
A Korean-American aid worker working in a Chinese city near North Korea has been arrested on charges of embezzlement and possession of fake invoices, his lawyer said Friday, in a sign that authorities are increasingly sensitive about activities by foreigners in the border region.
A volcano in eastern Indonesia erupted Friday, spewing towering clouds of hot ash into the air and leaving four hikers injured and one missing when they scrambled to safety, an official said.
Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls for tougher U.S. steps to cut that country's access to hard currency and declare it once more as a state sponsor of terrorism.
Eight children ranging from babies to teenagers were found dead at a home in the Australian city of Cairns Friday, police said, reportedly in a gruesome mass stabbing that comes just days after a deadly siege in Sydney.
The Dalai Lama has said the world has a “moral responsibility” to push for democracy and rule of law in China.
Japan's trade deficit in November shrank by nearly a third from a year ago, helped by higher exports and falling oil bills, although the volume of shipments to foreign markets remained weak, official data showed Wednesday.
Pakistan on Wednesday mourned 148 people — mostly children — killed by the Taliban in a school massacre that prompted global revulsion and put the government under new pressure to combat the scourge of militancy.