The Philippines' top diplomat said Thursday it still regards the U.S. as a trusted ally but will not accept lectures on human rights as a condition for receiving American help.
Eighty-eight places in Japan are going to be designated "animation spots" to encourage tourism -- using train stations, school campuses, rural shrines and other fairly everyday places where popular "manga" characters are depicted.
Seven Myanmar soldiers have been sentenced to jail for killing villagers during an interrogation, the military said, a rare ruling in a former junta-run country where the army has long operated with impunity.
Renho, a half-Taiwanese parliamentarian, was elected as the leader of Japan's main opposition party Thursday.
At least four people were killed and more than 100 injured when two trains collided in central Pakistan early Thursday, officials said.
Myanmar economists and businessmen on Thursday welcomed President Barack Obama's announcement that the U.S. will lift economic sanctions and restore long-lost trade benefits to the Southeast Asian country as it emerges from half a century of oppressive military rule.
Rodrigo Duterte shot dead a justice department employee and ordered the murder of opponents, a former death squad member told parliament Thursday, in explosive allegations against the Philippine president.
An explosion on a speedboat in Bali left two foreigners dead and 18 other tourists injured Thursday, sparking dramatic scenes as rescuers rushed to haul stunned and bloodied holidaymakers off the vessel.
Opponents of planned U.S. helipads on Japan's southern island of Okinawa have stepped up protests in Tokyo after the central government used military aircraft to transport equipment for the project.
The trial of two Chinese Uighurs accused of a deadly Bangkok shrine bombing was postponed for a second time Thursday as the court again failed to find a suitable translator for the suspects.