Several Western governments have called for the release of a Vietnamese activist jailed this week for "anti-state propaganda," urging greater freedoms in the authoritarian nation criticized for silencing critics.
Twelve people have died in Myanmar's Rakhine state in recent clashes between armed men and troops, state media reported Wednesday, in a growing challenge for the country's new democratically elected government.
South Korea on Tuesday summoned China's ambassador to protest what is says was the ramming and sinking of a South Korean coast guard vessel by Chinese fishing boats.
Thailand's junta chief appealed for calm Tuesday after police warned of a plot to target Bangkok with car bombs, sparking a security alert across the capital including at airports.
The body of a new-born baby has been found in the toilet of a plane after it arrived in Indonesia from Doha, with police waiting to question a female passenger, an official said Tuesday.
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Tuesday told her government to prepare for large-scale defections from North Korea, just days after direct appealing to its citizens to flee their country.
Australia's plan to hold a national vote on same-sex marriage appeared doomed Tuesday after the opposition Labor Party vowed to block the poll it said would spark divisive debate.
Government forces were battling a group of suspected rebels inside a government compound on Monday in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir.
One of India's largest colleges is expanding into the U.S. with the purchase of one campus in New York and a proposal to buy two more, drawing opposition from state officials in Massachusetts about the quality of the education it will offer.
Seoul officials said Monday they've lodged a formal complaint with Beijing accusing Chinese fishing boats of ramming and sinking a South Korean coast guard vessel.