Malaysia's prime minister said on Saturday he would seek help from Myanmar to address the unfolding "humanitarian catastrophe" involving a wave of boat people flooding to Southeast Asia, thousands of whom are ethnic Rohingya fleeing oppression in the mainly Buddhist country.
The United States on Friday upped the pressure on Southeast Asian nations, urging them not to float boatloads of desperate migrants back out to sea.
Philippine military chief Gen. Gregorio Catapang looks worried as he surveys the rusted cranes and eroded runway on the tiny island of Thitu, now on the front line of a rapidly intensifying construction war in the South China Sea.
The bodies of all eight people on board the U.S. Marine helicopter that crashed during a relief mission in earthquake-hit Nepal have been recovered, Nepal's army said Saturday.
Britain's Prince Harry wrapped up a visit to New Zealand and Australia on Saturday by scoring the winning goal in a soccer match and proving he can help capture a crocodile.
SHANGHAI - Indian and Chinese firms signed 21 agreements officials said were worth a total of more than $22 billion in Shanghai on Saturday, witnessed by visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
About 900 Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants were rescued off Indonesia on Friday, as Myanmar undermined calls for a coordinated response to Southeast Asia's human-trafficking crisis by threatening to boycott a planned summit.
The Philippines' labor chief on Friday described the owners of a footwear factory where a fire claimed 72 lives this week as "immoral," telling AFP they illegally exploited their workers.
Nepalese rescuers on Friday found three bodies near the wreckage of a U.S. Marine helicopter that disappeared earlier this week while on a relief mission in the earthquake-hit Himalayan nation, and officials said it was unlikely there were any survivors from the crash.
Japan's top drugmaker on Friday reported an annual loss for the first time in its history after agreeing to pay US$2.4 billion to settle U.S. lawsuits over cancer claims regarding its Actos diabetes drug.
South Korea gave the go-ahead Friday for a group of women's rights activists to march from North Korea across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in a call for peace led by American feminist Gloria Steinem.
Japan on Friday added one more country to its map of the world, recognizing the tiny Pacific island nation of Niue -- with its sum total of 1,611 inhabitants.
Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told his Chinese counterpart on Friday that Beijing needs to "reconsider its approach" to relations between the Asian giants, as the Hindu nationalist leader departed from the usual diplomatic pleasantries.
Nepal has been overwhelmed by its second massive earthquake in less than three weeks, its prime minister said Thursday as he visited this normally placid foothills town, now a center for frightened villagers desperate for government help.