China's world and Olympic champion Lyu Xiaojun staved off the biggest upset of the Asian Games weightlifting so far when he summoned up one final glorious golden lift Tuesday.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Tuesday denounced human rights abuse in North Korea and called on Pyongyang to shut down its penal colonies riddled with “barbarity and inhumanity.”
Former Australian leader John Howard has said he was embarrassed that the U.S. intelligence on weapons of mass destruction he used to send troops to Iraq in 2003 proved to be unfounded.
Caked with mud and soaked in putrid water, Qazi Mohammad Yahya's ruined handmade carpets and Pashmina shawls reflect Indian Kashmir's economic devastation from the region's worst floods in a century.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday warned Australians fighting with extremists in the Middle East they face lengthy jail terms if they return home as the government tightens counter-terrorism laws.
For Vietnamese sex workers like Do Thi Oanh, being caught touting for business used to carry a long stint in forced “rehabilitation,” but as fines replace detention, many detect a shifting attitude toward the world's oldest profession.
Bangladesh's main opposition leader Khaleda Zia went on trial Monday charged with embezzling US$650,000 in two corruption cases that could see her jailed for life if found guilty.
An Indian teenager died after allegedly being set on fire during an attack by four men when she went outside to relieve herself in the country's east, police said Monday.
Japan should raise sales taxes again next year despite wobbles in the economy caused by the first rise, and the central bank should cushion the blow with more easy money, the OECD said Monday.
The property market's woes have spread from the luxury sector to more modestly priced homes on the city fringe as new loan curbs keep buyers in check.