A U.S. airstrike near Afghanistan's border with Pakistan killed the mastermind of a 2014 attack on a Pakistani school that killed some 150 people, mainly children, American and Pakistani officials said Wednesday.
A man has pleaded guilty to cutting off someone's left testicle in an Australian motel room after responding to an online advert asking for help with a sensitive medical problem.
An influential political lobby in Japan will do its utmost to capitalize on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's election victory and push for the constitution to be revised to allow a more active military, the group's chairman said Wednesday.
Japan's ancient monarchy was in tumult Thursday, with the imperial household insisting its ageing emperor had no plans to abdicate after reports he wanted to step aside.
Japan's Emperor Akihito has expressed his intention to retire and relinquish his title in the next few years, the country's public television said Wednesday.
South Korea and the U.S. have decided to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense in the southern county of Seongju, North Gyeongsang province, and are ironing out details, local media reported Tuesday, July 12. Citing government sources, Yonhap News Agency said that delegations from the two countries have assessed that Seongsan village, Seongju county, is the most ideal location for the advanced missile defense system, and are set to make the official announcement next week.
An international tribunal ruling against Beijing's extensive claims in the South China Sea is the Asian giant's biggest diplomatic setback in years, leaving it facing a difficult choice between pragmatism and nationalism, analysts say.
Four days of deadly clashes between anti-India protesters and government troops have left hospitals in India's portion of Kashmir overwhelmed, with hundreds of wounded patients pouring in, doctors said Wednesday. The violence has left 31 dead and more than 1,400 injured.
The body representing Myanmar's top monks has distanced itself from a vocal Buddhist nationalist group, in an unprecedented blow to the anti-Muslim network blamed for a surge in sectarian violence across the country.
Historic rights, land reclamation and construction, violation of the Philippines' sovereign rights, the effect on marine environment and mainland China's actions aggravating the dispute -- these were the findings of the international Arbitral Tribunal.