South Korea reported no new cases of MERS or deaths from the virus for the first time in nine days Monday, but officials warned there was no indication yet that the outbreak had been brought under control.
A devastating weeklong heat wave in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi killed 1,233 souls, an official said.
The Philippines has halted the repair of its airstrip in the disputed Spratly islands due to its pending suit at The Hague challenging the People's Republic of China's (PRC) claim over the waters, a presidential spokesman said Sunday.
Thousands gathered in central Seoul on Sunday to take part in a gay pride parade, with many celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision allowing same-sex couples to wed.
Shunned, destitute and pushed into prostitution in some cases, Sri Lanka's Tamil widows have returned to northern Jaffna since the end of the separatist war only to discover they are not welcome even in their homeland.
Tama the stationmaster, Japan's feline star of a struggling local railway, was mourned by company officials and fans and elevated into a goddess at a funeral Sunday.
Vietnam said Sunday it will end restrictions limiting the stake foreigners can own in some locally listed companies, the latest move by the communist country to open up to overseas investments.
South Korea on Sunday reported its 32nd death from MERS as the virus's mortality rate continued to rise even as the pace of the outbreak appeared to slow.
South Korea on Saturday said it was closely monitoring a hospital in eastern Seoul over fears that hundreds of people there may have been exposed to the deadly MERS virus.
One of Vietnam's most prominent dissidents vowed to continue his anti-Communist China activism after being released from prison on Saturday after serving two and a half years on tax evasion charges.
The devastating heat wave that struck southern Pakistan last weekend is slowly subsiding but the toll was still climbing Thursday, to a total of 860 confirmed deaths, a senior health official said.
South Korea has introduced a new law designed to curb a MERS outbreak, tightening quarantine restrictions and imposing jail sentences on those who defy anti-infection measures in a crisis that has now left 31 dead.
Hiroshima will host Group of Seven foreign ministerial talks next year, Japan said Friday, paving the way for the first visit by a sitting U.S. secretary of state to the atomic-bombed city.
China is pressing ahead with the construction of artificial islands on at least two reefs that are also claimed by the Philippines in the increasingly tense territorial dispute, Filipino officials said Friday, despite Beijing's pronouncement that some work would end soon.