Voting began Sunday in Nepal's first local elections for two decades, a landmark moment in the country's fraught transition to democracy.
North Korea on Sunday test-launched a ballistic missile that flew about 700 kilometers (435 miles), South Korea's military said, a possible response to the election four days ago of a new South Korean president and as U.S., Japanese and European militaries gather for war games in the Pacific.
Not many chefs don a welding mask before they enter the kitchen, but Sila Sutharat prefers to cook his chicken sunny side up.
South Korea's new president Moon Jae-In spoke to the leaders of China and Japan Thursday, hours after a telephone call with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, officials said, as he began shaping his approach to the nuclear-armed North.
Pyongyang will seek the extradition of anyone involved in what it says was a CIA-backed plot to kill leader Kim Jung Un last month with a biochemical poison, a top North Korean foreign ministry official said Thursday.
New South Korean President Moon Jae-in said as he took office Wednesday that he is open to visiting rival North Korea under the right conditions to talk about its aggressive pursuit of nuclear-tipped missiles.
They formed the charming backdrop to Graham Greene's sin-filled Saigon in "The Quiet American," but the colonial-era buildings of Vietnam's biggest city are fast disappearing -- sparking fears it is losing its unique charm.
A conservation group is asking the public to name a rare albino orangutan that was rescued from villagers on Borneo island last month, hoping it will become a symbol of efforts to save the critically endangered species.
Qantas chief Alan Joyce, who was hit in the face by a pie in a protest against gay marriage in Australia, said Wednesday he would not be silenced on important social issues.
Left-leaning former human rights lawyer Moon Jae-in won South Korea's presidential election by a landslide, an exit poll predicted when voting closed Tuesday.