A Malaysian couple was sentenced to hang for starving their Indonesian maid to death, a defense lawyer said Friday, in the latest shocking case to spotlight abuse of domestic helpers in the region.
Stranded by floods and lost, a German backpacker survived for about two weeks in Australia's inhospitable Outback on a diet of insects, police said Friday.
The man once lauded as “Japan's Beethoven” bowed repeatedly and apologized Friday at his first media appearance since it was revealed last month that his famed musical compositions were ghostwritten and he wasn't completely deaf.
Malaysia has banned a translation of an Ultraman comic book after it referred to the popular Japanese superhero as “Allah,” authorities said Friday, during an ongoing row over use of the word by non-Muslims.
North Korea's state media published photos Friday of Vice Marshall Choe Ryong Hae, quashing intense speculation that the man seen as the number two to paramount leader Kim Jong Un had been purged.
With lawmakers listening raptly, the Dalai Lama on Thursday opened the U.S. Senate session with a prayer of peace as congressional leaders set aside partisan differences to receive the Tibetan spiritual leader together.
China expressed anger Friday over the Dalai Lama's meeting with U.S. congressional leaders, urging Washington to “stop conniving” with the man it brands a separatist working under the “cloak of religion.”
Bitcoin is not a currency but transactions involving it could be "subject to taxation", Japan's government said Friday, in a move that might pave the way for formal regulations on the troubled virtual unit.
The 28-year-old American boss of a Bitcoin exchange has been found dead at the base of a Singapore apartment block, police and reports said Thursday, in the latest misfortune linked with the troubled virtual currency.
A top South Korean television station faced a storm of media criticism Thursday following the shock suicide of a female contestant on a popular reality matchmaking show known for putting its contestants under intense emotional pressure.