One of Pakistan's best known Sufi musicians was shot dead by unknown assailants riding a motorcycle in Karachi on Wednesday, triggering an outpouring of grief over what police described as an "act of terror."
A huge cattle station that pours sediment into the Great Barrier Reef was bought Wednesday by the government as efforts are stepped up to help the World Heritage site bounce back from mass bleaching.
In a remarkable show of persistence, North Korea on Wednesday fired two suspected powerful new Musudan midrange ballistic missiles, U.S. and South Korean military officials said, its fifth and sixth such attempts since April.
Japan's parliamentary election campaign kicked off Wednesday in the first nationwide balloting after the voting age was lowered to 18 from 20.
A South Korean court hearing into a dozen North Korean defectors who Pyongyang insists were abducted, adjourned Tuesday with a motion to replace the judge after he declined to compel the 12 women to appear.
At least three people have died and three are missing after landslides and floods hit a region in southern Japan that was recently battered by major earthquakes, officials said Tuesday.
TOKYO - A man was arrested in northern Japan on Tuesday after stabbing one woman to death and injuring three others at a shopping mall, a rare random attack for the law-abiding nation.
YANGON - Myanmar officials must refer to the oppressed Rohingya Muslim minority as "people who believe in Islam" rather than by their name, according to a letter seen by AFP Tuesday, as a UN rights envoy prepares to visit the benighted group.
TOKYO - Japan's prime minister defended his economic policy Tuesday ahead of parliamentary elections next month amid calls for a change of course in the world's number three economy.
The utility that ran the Fukushima nuclear plant acknowledged Tuesday its delayed disclosure of the meltdowns at three reactors was tantamount to a cover-up and apologized for it.