Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's acquittal on sodomy charges was overturned Friday, in a fresh threat to the career of a charismatic politician who helped turn around the country's once-hapless opposition.
An Indian navy commander died and four dockworkers were sickened Friday by a gas leak on a destroyer being built in a Mumbai dockyard, in the latest accident to befall the Indian navy.
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 carrying 239 people lost contact over the South China Sea early Saturday morning on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and international aviation authorities still hadn't located the jetliner several hours later.
A Malaysian couple was sentenced to hang for starving their Indonesian maid to death, a defense lawyer said Friday, in the latest shocking case to spotlight abuse of domestic helpers in the region., 1 Comment
Stranded by floods and lost, a German backpacker survived for about two weeks in Australia's inhospitable Outback on a diet of insects, police said Friday.
The man once lauded as “Japan's Beethoven” bowed repeatedly and apologized Friday at his first media appearance since it was revealed last month that his famed musical compositions were ghostwritten and he wasn't completely deaf.
Malaysia has banned a translation of an Ultraman comic book after it referred to the popular Japanese superhero as “Allah,” authorities said Friday, during an ongoing row over use of the word by non-Muslims.
North Korea's state media published photos Friday of Vice Marshall Choe Ryong Hae, quashing intense speculation that the man seen as the number two to paramount leader Kim Jong Un had been purged.
With lawmakers listening raptly, the Dalai Lama on Thursday opened the U.S. Senate session with a prayer of peace as congressional leaders set aside partisan differences to receive the Tibetan spiritual leader together.
China expressed anger Friday over the Dalai Lama's meeting with U.S. congressional leaders, urging Washington to “stop conniving” with the man it brands a separatist working under the “cloak of religion.”