Thailand's railway authority said on Thursday it will re-launch women- and children-only carriages in main routes nationwide after a 13-year-old girl was raped and killed in her berth on an overnight train earlier this month.
Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest, the United Nations said Thursday in its annual human development report.
The ex-general who lost Indonesia's presidential election to Joko Widodo will challenge the result in court, his campaign team said Wednesday, a move that could spell weeks of uncertainty for the world's third-biggest democracy.
An unprecedented second major aviation disaster in four months could further associate Malaysia with calamity in the eyes of travelers, observers warn, putting the tropical destination's vital tourism sector at risk.
Organizers of a visit by NBA stars to the basketball-mad Philippines have apologized and offered refunds after an exhibition game was abruptly cancelled.
South Korea's police force was pilloried as doltish and incompetent Wednesday after announcing that a body found six weeks ago was that of a fugitive tycoon at the heart of a months-long manhunt.
The ex-general who lost Indonesia's presidential election to Joko Widodo will challenge the result in court, his campaign team said Wednesday, a move that could spell weeks of uncertainty for the country.
The reform-minded governor of teeming Jakarta, Joko Widodo, has comfortably won Indonesia's closely fought presidential race against a controversial ex-general with deep roots in the era of strongman Suharto, final results showed Tuesday.
South Korean police said Tuesday that a badly decomposed body found surrounded by liquor bottles in a field last month was that of a fugitive billionaire businessman blamed for April's ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people.
An escalation of fighting between the Philippine army and a breakaway Muslim rebel group in the country's south killed 18 people in a single day of violence, the military said Tuesday.