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After talks with PM Shinzo Abe, President Barack Obama has reaffirmed his support for Japan in its row over islands with China

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After talks with PM Shinzo Abe, President Barack Obama has reaffirmed his support for Japan in its row over islands with China. Barack Obama, who...
Three Americans have been killed at a children hospital in Kabul run by US charity CURE

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Three Americans have been shot dead by a rogue cop at a children hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, US officials say. A spokesman for...
South Korea's Danwon high school devastated by the loss of many of its students in Sewol ferry disaster last week has started to hold classes again

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South Korea's Danwon high school devastated by the loss of many of its students in Sewol ferry disaster last week has started to hold...
Narendra Modi arrived in the holy city of Varanasi as supporters from BJP poured onto the streets

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Bharatiya Janata Party’s leader Narendra Modi, the man with the biggest chances of winning India's elections, is to submit his election nomination papers as...
Four more crew members from Sewol ferry have been arrested, bringing the total number detained to 11

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Four more crew members from Sewol ferry that sank last week have been arrested by the South Korean authorities, bringing the total number detained...
The debris was found by a member of the public near the town of Augusta, some 190 miles south of Perth

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Australian authorities are examining material washed ashore to determine if it is related to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The debris was found by a...
President Barack Obama arrives in Japan on Wednesday ahead of stops in three other Asian nations

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President Barack Obama arrives in Japan on Wednesday ahead of stops in three other Asian nations. Barack Obama is not going to Beijing, but relations...
A total of 108 people are now known to have died in the Sewol ferry disaster, but another 194 are missing, presumed trapped inside the vessel

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The confirmed death toll of Sewol ferry disaster has passed 100, as divers recovered more bodies from the sunken hull. A total of 108 people...
About 150 Japanese lawmakers have visited the controversial Yasukuni Shrine

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About 150 Japanese lawmakers have visited the controversial Yasukuni Shrine, in a move likely to further sour ties with China and South Korea. Yasukuni shrine...
North Korea has increased the activity at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit to South Korea

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North Korea has increased the activity at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit to South Korea. South Korean military was...
South Korean President Park Geun-hye met the families of the Sewol ferry missing passengers

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South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has condemned the conduct of some of the crew of the Sewol ferry that sank last week, calling it...
Sewol ferry capsized during a journey from Incheon in the north-west to the southern island of Jeju

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The transcript of the last communications between South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday and traffic services reveal panic and indecision by the crew. In...
Families of passengers on sunken South Korean ferry Sewol have protested angrily over the rescue operation

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Families of passengers on sunken South Korean ferry Sewol have protested angrily over the rescue operation. Police stopped up to 100 people trying to leave...
Prince George has met Bilby George at Taronga Zoo in Sydney during his first official engagement in Australia

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Prince George has met Bilby George at Taronga Zoo in Sydney during his first official engagement in Australia. The two came face-to-face on Sunday at...
Prince William and Kate Middleton watched a shearing demonstration, and the Duchess of Cambridge seized the opportunity to poke fun at her husband's bald spot

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On Good Friday, Prince William and Kate Middleton visited the Royal Easter Show at Sydney Olympic Park in Australia. The Royal Easter Show is one...
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were greeted by cheering crowds outside St Andrew's Cathedral in Sydney

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Prince William and Kate Middleton have marked Easter Sunday by attending a church service in Sydney. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were greeted by...
Hamid Mir is one of Pakistan's best known television presenters

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Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's best known television presenters, has been shot and wounded by gunmen in the city of Karachi. Police said the attackers...
Sewol’s Captain Lee Joon-seok was arrested with two crew members

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Lee Joon-seok, the captain of South Korean ferry Sewol that sank this week, said he delayed giving evacuation orders because he feared passengers would...
The Bluefin 21 mini-submarine searching for missing Malaysia Airlines plane has so far found nothing after six missions

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Malaysia's acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has announced that the search area for the missing MH370 plane has narrowed and will be at "a...
Jamia Hafsa Madrassa renamed its library after Osama Bin Laden

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A Pakistani library in Islamabad has been renamed after Osama bin Laden, the former al-Qaeda chief. The Islamic seminary for women - Jamia Hafsa Madrassa...
Captain Lee Joon-seok faced charges including negligence of duty and violation of maritime law

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Lee Joon-seok, the captain of South Korean ferry Sewol that capsized and sank earlier this week has been arrested, Yonhap news agency reports.Captain Lee...
The third officer was at the helm of Sewol ferry that capsized off South Korea coast

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According to South Korean investigators, the third officer was at the helm of Sewol ferry that capsized off Jindo island. A total of 268 people...
Four anti-corruption activists linked to the New Citizens' Movement have been jailed by Beijing court

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Four anti-corruption activists linked to the New Citizens' Movement - which campaigns for government transparency – have been jailed by a Chinese court. Human rights...
Indians traditionally hoard gold in the belief it will bring financial security

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A surgeon treating an Indian businessman in Delhi has recovered 12 bars of gold from his stomach. The 63-year-old man was admitted to hospital after...
As South Korean ferry Sewol began to sink, some of those on board sent harrowing text messages to their loved ones

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As South Korean ferry Sewol began to sink, some of those on board sent harrowing text messages to their loved ones. With almost 300 people...
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