About 30,000 protesters launched a “people's coup” on Thailand's government on Sunday, swarming state agencies in violent clashes, taking control of a state broadcaster and forcing the prime minister to flee a police compound.
Myanmar Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi urged greater openness and compassion in the global struggle against AIDS Sunday as experts warned against complacency despite falling infection rates.
The United States called on North Korea on Saturday to release an elderly U.S. military veteran held in custody since last month and who Pyongyang has accused of killing civilians during the Korean War 60 years ago.
Siti Aishah Abdul Wahab, the Malaysian-born woman believed to have been confined by a cult-like Maoist sect in London, has no regrets over her decision to cut herself off from her family for 40 years.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott vowed to be “absolutely candid” with world leaders but sidestepped questions on spying as Australia assumed the leadership of the G-20 for 2014 on Sunday.
U.S. airlines United, American and Delta have notified Chinese authorities of flight plans when traveling through an air defense zone Beijing has declared over the East China Sea, following U.S. government advice.
Hundreds of protesters seeking to overthrow Thailand's government stormed a police compound on Sunday where the prime minister had been during the morning, forcing her to leave hastily for an undisclosed location, a government official said.
Tensions escalated in the Thai capital on Saturday as opposition protesters tried to force their way into Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's heavily guarded offices and attacked a bus carrying her supporters.
The United States advised U.S. carriers to comply with China's demand that it be told of any flights passing through its new maritime air defense zone over the East China Sea, an area where Beijing said it launched two fighter planes to investigate a dozen American and Japanese reconnaissance and military flights.
North Korea confirmed Saturday that an American veteran of the Korean War has been detained for “hostile acts” against the communist country and said he had released an apology confessing to his alleged crimes.