Chinese authorities are investigating a North Korean bank suspected of financing its government's imports of goods that might be used by the North's nuclear weapons program, a South Korean newspaper reported Monday.
Human Rights Watch on Monday accused Pakistan's police of routinely carrying out extrajudicial killings, torture and arbitrary arrests, and called on Islamabad to implement urgent reforms of its under-resourced forces.
China's coal imports from North Korea have surged in recent months, government data showed Monday, raising questions about Beijing's commitment to international sanctions intended to curb Pyongyang's nuclear program.
North Korean defectors who became brides for rural Chinese men, they faced another excruciating choice when they suffered abuse: to flee to South Korea and leave their children.
Columns of steam shoot from the ground at an Indonesian power plant sitting in the shadow of an active volcano, as energy is tapped from the red-hot underbelly of the archipelago.
Ozawa Shuzo brewery hums with activity as boxed bottles of sake are loaded onto trucks. But with the domestic market shrinking, more and more of it is bound for burgeoning overseas markets where the centuries old drink is all the rage.
Thailand's first female prime minister on Sunday told the man who ousted her government two years ago to investigate his own brother over corruption allegations, in an unusually strong broadside against the junta.
"When she was in the picture, it just made everything a little bit easier," Pritpal says of her friend and greatest support, Segen. "She was the first person who could understand."
A Bangladeshi child holds on to an adult as they attempt to cross the road in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Sept. 24. Due to insufficient footbridges in the city, people cross the roads in dangerous conditions.
Despite growing international criticism of his government's bloody crackdown on illegal drugs, the Philippines top diplomat told world leaders Saturday that the rule of law governs the campaign to eradicate the illicit substances, which he said have stunted the country's development.