Pope Francis on Thursday begins the first papal visit to South Korea in a quarter century, with plans to beatify 124 Korean martyrs and encourage a vibrant and growing local church seen as a model for the future of Catholicism.
Kamikaze pilot Yutaka Kanbe should have died nearly seven decades ago.
South Korea's military outlined measures Wednesday to curb barrack-room bullying, following a series of incidents and suicides involving young soldiers serving in isolated frontline units.
Australians are becoming key players in the successful “social media wars” being waged from Iraq and Syria, increasingly acting as “English-language Islamic extremist propagandists,” the country's spy chief has warned.
An American tourist's battered body has been found in a suitcase at an exclusive hotel on Indonesia's resort island of Bali and her daughter and daughter's boyfriend have been arrested over the killing, police said Wednesday.
The southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu passed legislation Tuesday upholding the right of men to wear traditional wraparound garments known as “dhotis” in fancy clubs and end what lawmakers called “sartorial despotism.”
Climate change remains the most serious threat to the Great Barrier Reef and the outlook for the natural wonder is “poor,” an Australian government report has warned.
Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim faces a hefty civil lawsuit by a former male aide who has accused the opposition leader of sodomizing him, Anwar's lawyers said on Wednesday, calling the suit “politically motivated.”
The Japanese economy shrank at an annual pace of 6.8 percent in the second quarter after spending got slammed by a sales tax hike that kicked in from April, government figures showed Wednesday.
Narendra Modi accused Pakistan of waging a proxy war in Kashmir on Tuesday as he became the first Indian prime minister to visit the town of Kargil since more than 1,000 died in a battle fought there 15 years ago.