A teenage suspected Islamist militant being held in custody in Bangladesh was shot dead Saturday in a gunfight, police said, days after he allegedly hacked and critically wounded a Hindu lecturer.
An Indian court jailed 11 Hindus for life on Friday over the massacre of dozens of Muslims in Gujarat state 14 years ago, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was chief minister.
Angry Japanese protesters scuffled with police outside a U.S. Marine base on Okinawa Friday ahead of a major weekend rally against the heavy American military presence on the southern island.
A Japanese opposition leader who was a senior official during the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant crisis denied Friday that he or the prime minister at the time pressured the president of Tokyo Electric Power Co. not to use the term "meltdown."
An association of Japanese atomic bomb survivors has criticized U.S. President Barack Obama's speech last month during a historic visit to Hiroshima, saying he failed to mention U.S. responsibility for the bombing.
A villager was shot dead in a remote mountainous area of Nepal and three others were injured in clashes over a rare and valuable fungus known as the "Himalayan Viagra" for its reputed aphrodisiac qualities, an official said Friday.
Naraporn Chan-ocha, the wife of the Prime Minister of Thailand, Prayuth Chan-ocha, prays at a Buddhist display in the Buddhist Art Gallery at the National Museum in New Delhi on Friday, June 17. The Thai prime minister is on an official visit to India.
Thai police raided a Buddhist temple complex Thursday to arrest a popular abbot accused of embezzling US$40 million but were thwarted by thousands of his followers who said he is too ill to be taken into custody.
WELLINGTON - New Zealand's economic growth remained "solid" in the January-March quarter as strong construction offset the struggling dairy and mining sectors, official data showed.
Incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte will resume stalled peace talks with communist rebels next month, negotiators said, a step toward ending one of Asia's longest insurgencies that has killed tens of thousands of people.