Japan said Thursday it has detected no changes in radiation levels within its territory, following North Korea's claimed test of a hydrogen bomb the day before.
In response to North Korea's latest nuclear test, South Korea on Thursday announced it would resume cross-border propaganda broadcasts that Pyongyang considers an act of war.
Trucks rumbled across the Chinese-North Korean border Thursday in a sign that trade was continuing despite Beijing's anger over the North's avowed hydrogen bomb test, which could spark economic retaliation and further estrangement between the once-close communist allies.
North Korea's claim that it carried out a successful hydrogen bomb test Wednesday drew swift condemnation from friends and foes alike.
The United States said Monday that China's recent test of a newly completed runway on one of seven islands Beijing has constructed in the disputed South China Sea raises tensions and threatens regional stability.
A small bomb exploded near the Indian consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad Tuesday, authorities said, after a series of attacks on Indian installations in the region.
Nearly 50 young Filipinos returned Sunday from a remote Philippine-held island in the South China Sea where they had staged a week-long protest against Beijing's claims in the disputed waterway.
Beijing has rejected a protest from Vietnam after a mainland Chinese plane landed on a contested reef in the South China Sea, saying the operation took place within Chinese territory.
Former "comfort women" and hundreds of supporters protested Wednesday against South Korea's agreement with Japan on wartime sex slavery, as Seoul faces an uphill battle to sell it to the public.
A day after trumpeting an "irreversible" settlement of a decades-long standoff over Korean women forced into sexual slavery by Japan's WWII military, there's relief among South Korean and Japanese diplomats, fury among activists and many of the elderly victims and general public indifference in both countries.