The South Korean government will mobilize short-term emergency measures to fight the country's staggeringly low fertility rate such as by expanding state subsidies for couples' seeking infertility treatment.
An Indian cyclist rides along a flooded road on the outskirts of Allahabad, India, Thursday, Aug. 25.
South Korea said Thursday it will offer each surviving victim of Japan's wartime sexual enslavement 100 million won (US$89,581) using funds provided by Tokyo, an offer quickly rejected by some of the women.
A Vietnamese woman paid a friend to cut off her hand and foot in a bid to claim a handsome insurance payout, state-run media reported Thursday.
A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar Wednesday, killing at least one person and damaging pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan, officials said.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Thursday that his country had achieved the "success of all successes" in launching a missile from a submarine, saying it effectively gave the country a fully equipped nuclear attack capability and put the U.S. mainland within striking distance.
North Korea on Wednesday test fired a submarine-launched missile 500 kilometers (around 300 miles) towards Japan, marking what weapons analysts called a clear step forward for its nuclear strike ambitions.
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A car bomb exploded in a nightlife district in Thailand's deep south, killing one and wounding more than 30, in a nation already on edge after a bombing spree that targeted tourist towns.
President Rodrigo Duterte has said his threat to pull the Philippines out of the United Nations for criticizing his deadly crime war was just a "joke," while attempting a light-hearted wordplay on genocide.