A South Korean official handling safety measures at a concert where 16 people died apparently committed suicide, hours after tragedy struck when a ventilation grate collapsed, authorities said Saturday.
Sixteen people were killed and nine others seriously injured when a ventilation grate gave way while they were watching an outdoor pop concert in Seongnam south of Seoul on Friday, rescuers said., 1 Comment
The first trial weighing charges of genocide against Cambodia's brutal 1970s Khmer Rouge regime opened Friday with a prosecutor saying it will show that Cambodians were enslaved in inhumane conditions that led to the deaths of 1.7 million people from starvation, disease and execution.
North Korea's state media on Friday reported another public appearance by leader Kim Jong Un, his second in four days after an extended absence that has seen him re-emerge with a walking stick.
India's top court granted bail Friday to a powerful south Indian film star-turned-politician jailed last month for corruption, a ruling that sparked jubilation in her home state.
India successfully test-fired its first domestically built nuclear-capable long-range cruise missile Friday, marking another step in building up the country's defense prowess., 1 Comment
Indonesia's defeated presidential candidate Friday urged his supporters to back winner Joko Widodo as the pair met for the first time since the bitterly fought poll, signaling a thaw that could help the incoming leader enact much-needed reforms.
The Philippines has rebuffed a U.S. request to dispatch medical workers to Ebola-hit regions, with the health ministry saying boosting the country's defenses against any local outbreaks was the priority.
Nepal's prime minister has pledged to set up a weather warning system after a major Himalayan snowstorm killed 32 people at the height of the trekking season, 17 of them tourists.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shook hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Milan Friday, reports said, despite a mass visit by Japanese lawmakers to a controversial war shrine in Tokyo.