A message Japan began delivering Monday is a bit unusual, but true enough: Don't wait until it's too late to think about toilet paper.
A homeless man who allegedly shot dead two women and seriously wounded a third when he opened fire in a New Zealand welfare office was arrested Monday after a seven-hour manhunt.
The governor of disaster-struck Fukushima agreed Monday to accept the “temporary” storage of nuclear waste from the Japanese accident, paving the way for an end to a years-long standoff.
Japan is urging local authorities to be on the lookout for further outbreaks of dengue fever, after confirming another 19 cases that were contracted at a popular local park in downtown Tokyo.
Three U.S. citizens held in North Korea pleaded Monday for help to secure their release but said they have been well treated in the hard-line communist country.
North Korea fired another short-range projectile into the sea Monday, a Seoul official said, in the country's latest weapons test made three days after it cancelled a plan to send cheerleaders to the upcoming Asian Games in the South.
The shipbuilding and engineering units of South Korea's Samsung group said Monday they would merge, as the family-run giant gears up for generational ownership succession.
Hello Kitty, whom many learned last week is a girl and not a cat, may be the queen of Japan's cute characters, but she's hardly the only one.
Thailand's coup leader and newly appointed premier Prayuth Chan-Ocha on Sunday received royal endorsement for a cabinet stacked with soldiers, as the military extended its reach into the kingdom's politics.
Macau reelected its incumbent leader in an unchallenged contest Sunday as the gambling hub faces growing calls for democracy amid anger over deteriorating living conditions and government accountability.