Chinese coast guard vessels repeatedly blocked or chased Filipino and Vietnamese fishermen from a disputed shoal where they previously had only tried to block military supply runs, a Philippine marine officer said Tuesday.
World stocks fluctuated Tuesday as a Wall Street rally powered by positive earnings reports offset investor cautiousness before a report on Chinese manufacturing and possible sanctions against Russia over Ukraine.
North Korea could well be preparing to carry out a fourth nuclear test, South Korea said Tuesday, citing increased activity at its main test site just days ahead of a visit to Seoul by US President Barack Obama.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a gift to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine Monday, sparking a Chinese charge that he was offering “a slap in the face” to U.S. President Barack Obama days ahead of his visit.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed “unforgivable, murderous behavior,” while criticism of her own government's handling of the disaster grew.
A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people aboard was forced to make an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early Monday in another blow to the flag-carrier's safety image after the loss of flight MH370.
Most survivors of the Bangladesh factory collapse that killed 1,138 garment workers are still too traumatized or injured to work 12 months after the tragedy, a survey released Monday said.
Suspected communist guerrillas disguised in paramilitary-style uniforms shot dead a Philippine mayor Monday as he presided over a flag-raising ceremony at a town hall, police said.
Win Tin, one of the founders of Myanmar's pro-democracy opposition and the nation's longest-serving political prisoner, died Monday at the age of 84 after battling for decades to bring freedom to a nation that suffered under military rule.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous behavior" in the disaster, which left more than 300 people dead or missing.