An 83-year-old Catholic cardinal in the Philippines came to the rescue of thousands of stranded motorists over the weekend after single-handedly untangling a traffic jam in Manila during a typhoon.
Typhoon Goni slammed into the Japanese mainland Tuesday, leaving at least one person missing, more than 70 others injured and disrupting rail and flight services, as authorities urged more than 600,000 people to leave homes.
Australian police said Tuesday 70 kilograms of cocaine worth US$12.6 million has been seized from a yacht, as they crack down on syndicates trafficking drugs through the South Pacific.
Thailand's junta said Tuesday the crucial tourist industry has been unaffected by last week's deadly bomb attack, as police quizzed a taxi driver believed to have picked up the main suspect., 1 Comment
Australian authorities Tuesday dropped a terror charge against a teenager over an alleged Islamic State-inspired plot to attack Anzac Day commemorations honoring the war dead, citing insufficient evidence.
Cambodian police on Tuesday showed off a seizure of nearly 1.5 tonnes of marijuana worth more than US$7 million packed into coffee bags, part of an ongoing drug crackdown in the country.
An unmanned cargo ship loaded with emergency supplies -- including Japanese whisky -- successfully docked at the International Space Station early Tuesday, officials said.
Growing up in a remote tribal hamlet, Rupa Hembrom used to be terrified of the wild boars that roamed nearby. Now her biggest fear is the Maoist guerillas who prowl the jungles of India's "Red Corridor."
SEOUL, South Korea -- After 40-plus-hours of talks, North and South Korea on Tuesday pulled back from the brink with an accord that allows both sides to save face and, for the moment, avert the bloodshed they've been threatening each other with for weeks.
South Korea's president vowed a hard line on Monday as marathon negotiations between senior officials of the two Koreas stretched into a third day in an attempt to defuse a crisis that had the rivals threatening war.
Seven police officers were killed in western Nepal Monday in clashes with demonstrators protesting against a proposed new constitution, police said.
Up to 75 percent of the security cameras were broken along the getaway path taken by the main suspect in last week's deadly Bangkok bombing, Thailand's police chief said Monday, revealing a major obstacle to an investigation that has only fuzzy images of the still-unidentified man.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not visit China next week, the government said Monday, as Beijing prepares for a huge military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of Tokyo's defeat in World War II.
Typhoon Goni lashed the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa with heavy rains and winds on Monday, as the death toll rose to 19 in the northern Philippines. The latest victims include a 9-month-old boy and his 2-year-old sister who drowned in flash floods.