A dead dolphin has been found in Bangladesh's protected Sundarbans delta following an oil spill which has spread over several hundred square kilometers, heightening fears for the area's rare wildlife.
Rescuers searching for more than 80 people missing after a landslide in Indonesia deployed bulldozers and excavators Sunday to battle their way through roads strewn with debris to the site of the tragedy, officials said.
North Korea has held a press conference with nine people it says are the young refugees controversially repatriated from Laos last year, state media confirmed, in a further bid to refute claims they had been imprisoned and executed.
The obvious question is: Where is Kim Jong Un's sense of humor? It's hard to understand why North Korea is taking “The Interview” — a madcap comedy about a fictional CIA plot to kill the elusive leader — so seriously.
When voters go to the polls on Sunday to elect Japan's powerful lower house of parliament, only one out of every six candidates will be a woman.
Thailand's crown prince has divorced his wife, in a dramatic fall from grace for a senior princess at a time of heightened anxiety over the health of the country's revered but ailing monarch.
Passengers on a flight from the United States to Australia endured an even longer journey than they were expecting when their plane was diverted and then spent eight hours waiting on the tarmac, reports said Saturday.
Torrential downpours triggered a landslide on Indonesia's main island of Java, killing at least 17 people and leaving nearly 100 others missing, with persistent rain hampering rescue efforts, officials said Saturday.
Indian police on Saturday arrested a 24-year-old believed to be the handler of an influential Twitter account supporting the Islamic State group, officials said.
The chief editor of a leading English-language newspaper in Muslim-majority Indonesia has been named a suspect in a blasphemy case after the publication of a cartoon about the Islamic State (IS) group, police said Friday.
The Catholic Church in Australia on Friday said that obligatory celibacy may have contributed to priests abusing children, and recommended that clergy should be given “psychosexual” training.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has declared himself ready to “sweat blood” to ensure that Aborigines are recognized in the nation's constitution, hopefully by 2017.
A former Vietnamese refugee shot dead on a Sydney street corner had laundered up to AU$1 billion (US$830 million) at Australian casinos as he cleaned up cash for criminal syndicates, reports said.
The Korean Air Lines Co. executive who delayed a flight in an incident dubbed “nut rage” bowed deep in apology Friday before facing questioning by transport officials. Her father, the airline's chairman, also apologized and said he regrets he didn't raise her better.