At least thirteen people were injured Wednesday after an explosion at a steel plant in central Japan, an official said, the latest in a series of accidents at the site.
The United Nations said Wednesday it was “seriously concerned” about growing restrictions on human rights activists in Thailand after a string of curbs on freedom of expression in the junta-ruled nation.
Two young soldiers in South Korea's special warfare unit died during training, the military said Wednesday, following a series of incidents and suicides that have unleashed public fury over bullying in the army.
Japan plans to resume its slaughter of minke whales in the Antarctic Ocean next year, an official said Wednesday, despite an order from the U.N.'s top court to stop all whaling in the area.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe named five female cabinet ministers on Wednesday, leading by example in a country which economists say must make better use of its highly educated but underemployed women.
Australia's economy lost pace in the second quarter of 2014 after a sharp fall in exports saw growth expand by just 0.5 percent following a strong start to the year, data showed Wednesday.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe named five women to his new cabinet on Wednesday, leading by example in a country economists say must make better use of its highly-educated but underemployed women.
Three men arrested over a foiled attempt to bomb the Philippine capital's airport were also planning to attack the Chinese embassy and one of Manila's biggest malls, authorities said Tuesday.
Japan's navy has admitted a sailor killed himself onboard his ship after being persistently bullied by a superior, the latest incident to shed light on the country's little-discussed hazing culture.
Japanese researchers said Tuesday they had developed a new method to detect the presence of the Ebola virus in 30 minutes, with technology that could allow doctors to quickly diagnose infection.