North Korea on Monday fired four banned ballistic missiles that flew about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles), with three of them landing in Japan's exclusive economic zone, South Korean and Japanese officials said, in an apparent reaction to huge military drills by Washington and Seoul that Pyongyang insists are an invasion rehearsal.
A controversial U-turn on mineral exports has sparked turmoil in Indonesia's key mining sector, providing a fresh headache for firms struggling to work in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.
Japan's ruling party approved a change in party rules Sunday that could pave the way for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to become the country's longest-serving leader in the post-World War II era.
Glitter sparkled on the faces and dresses of Sydney's drag queens Saturday as thousands paraded through the city championing equality at the annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
Lahore prepared to host the Pakistan Super League cricket final on Sunday as Gaddafi Stadium turned into a fortress amid security fears.
Philippine troops have found the remains of a German hostage who was beheaded by Abu Sayyaf militants in the country's south, vowing Sunday to rescue more than 30 other captives and crush the ransom-seeking extremists.
Malaysia has expelled North Korea's ambassador, giving him 48 hours to leave the country in a major break in diplomatic relations over the airport assassination of the half brother of Pyongyang's leader.
Two Taiwanese women who were reported missing in South Korea late last month have been arrested there for alleged involvement in telecommunications fraud, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Sunday.
North Korea warned Saturday the U.S. will "pay dearly" if it puts Pyongyang on a terror list over the killing of its leader's half brother, as a suspect in the murder claimed he was the victim of a conspiracy.
Malaysian police on Friday released the only North Korean detained in the killing of the half brother of North Korea's leader, and later said an arrest warrant had been issued for another whose whereabouts are unknown.