Thailand's government agreed Tuesday to hold a public referendum on the newly drafted constitution, the prime minister and junta leader said, indicating that the decision could delay a general election.
An immigration camp on the Pacific island of Nauru holding asylum-seekers turned away by Australia has seen rape and other abuse, according to submissions to an Australian inquiry which opened hearings Tuesday.
At least 18 Cambodian garment workers were killed and 21 injured on Tuesday when a bus crashed into the van transporting them to work, officials said.
An Indonesian ambassador who was on a Pakistani military helicopter that crashed this month killing two other foreign envoys died Tuesday after battling severe burn injuries, Indonesia's foreign minister said.
Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants on board a foundering vessel off Indonesia fought with axes, knives and metal bars in vicious clashes that left at least 100 dead, survivors said as they recovered from their ordeal.
Workers at a North Korean terrapin farm probably wished they could withdraw into their protective shells Tuesday, after a visit from leader Kim Jong Un who lambasted operations at the facility.
Bangladesh police said Tuesday they have asked the government to ban an Islamist militant group they suspect of involvement in the murders of atheist bloggers.
Japan will announce a US$100 billion plan to invest in roads, bridges, railways and other building projects in Asia, a report said Tuesday, weeks after China outlined its vision for a new infrastructure development bank in the region.
Indonesia has "given more than it should" to help hundreds of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded on boats by human traffickers, its foreign minister said Tuesday, ................
A birthday letter from a Nazi foreign minister to a legendary spy credited with helping turn the tide of Germany's advance on Moscow has been found in Tokyo, a book dealer said Tuesday.
A Japanese court upheld an injunction banning the restart of two nuclear reactors, a report said Tuesday, in a blow to the government's ambitions to return to atomic power generation.
The head of global miner BHP Billiton on Tuesday warned an inquiry into the iron ore industry in Australia would send "a terrible signal" about the nation's competitiveness and turn off key buyer China.
Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday at the start of a trial that could see her jailed for a decade, which critics say is part of a politically motivated campaign against her family.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned North Korea Monday of possible fresh sanctions as he slammed Kim Jong Un's "egregious" leadership with its reliance on reckless provocation and "grotesque" executions.