A top Bollywood movie mired in controversy for featuring a Pakistani actor will open as scheduled in India after an industry body agreed to ban actors from across the border in future.
Indians hold placards and participate in a protest against Chinese-made products in Hyderabad, India, Saturday, Oct. 22. There have been protests against China-made goods and advocacy to promote indigenous products in several parts of the country.
The first woman to climb Mount Everest didn't stop there.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday he would not sever his nation's alliance with the United States, as he clarified his announcement that he planned to "separate."
--A desperate Pakistani family anxiously awaiting a U.S. visa for their ailing little girl is running out of time: Maria is just six years old but a rare genetic disease has left her frail body wracked with pain and stunted her growth.
A powerful earthquake in western Japan knocked loose roof tiles, toppled store shelves and caused power outages Friday afternoon, but apparently caused no widespread damage. At least seven people were injured, one seriously.
Three Chinese navy ships will make their first port call this weekend at the Vietnam's strategic Cam Ranh Bay, coming as the countries are locked in a territorial dispute in the South China Sea.
Australia will allow gun owners to hand in illegal firearms without penalty next year as concerns grow over gun crimes involving such weapons. Justice Minister Michael Keenan says police and justice ministers agreed at a meeting Friday to start a nationwide gun amnesty from the middle of 2017.
--Ousted Thai Premier Yingluck Shinawatra said Friday she would fight a junta order demanding she personally pay nearly US$1 billion in compensation for a rice policy critics say was riddled with graft.
South Korean activists floated hundreds of thousands of leaflets across the border into North Korea on Friday, protesting Pyongyang's recent missile testing efforts in defiance of U.N. sanctions.