North and South Korean troops briefly exchanged fire Sunday in the latest in a series of minor border skirmishes that have raised military tensions on the divided peninsula.
India's right-wing ruling party secured strong victories on Sunday in two important state elections, tightening its grip on power after storming to power nationally five months ago.
The Seychelles on Friday sealed its entry to the World Trade Organization, the Geneva-based body whose 160 members set the rules of global commerce said Friday.
India said Saturday it was freeing diesel prices from government control, marking another step to ease the state's grip on the economy and propel reforms by the new pro-business government.
The Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with two Japanese banks, namely Minato Bank and the Bank of Yokohama (BOY).
South Korean police said Sunday no safety personnel were deployed at an outdoor pop concert where a ventilation grate collapsed, killing 16 people and injuring nine others.
Nearly 4,000 people took part Sunday in a mass evacuation drill to test responses to a possible eruption of Japan's highest peak Mount Fuji, weeks after a nearby volcano blew its top and killed at least 56.
Prime Minister Sushil Koirala said on Friday that the country would do better with fewer provinces under a new federal setup. The prescription for fewer federal states comes from Koirala comes at a time when major parties are at loggerheads over the number of states to be adopted while federating the existing unitary system into a new setup.
The first passenger aircraft to be made in Japan in nearly four decades was unveiled Saturday as its manufacturer pushed into the booming regional jet sector with an eye to taking on industry giants Embraer and Bombardier.
A German couple kidnapped by Islamic militants was handed over to their embassy Saturday after a six-month ordeal marked by constant threats of beheading, as the Philippines confronted a security threat it thought it had overcome.