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Chinese Y-8 maritime patrol planes violated Taiwan’s airspace on August 25

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Two Chinese Y-8 maritime patrol planes violated Taiwan’s airspace on August 25, officials said, causing Taiwan to scramble jets. Taiwan said the Chinese military aircraft...

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was lost on March 8, 2014, as it flew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, carrying 239 people

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The hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 has entered the next phase. Two vessels - the Fugro Equator and the Zhu Kezhen -...

The bodies of 20 Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine last month have arrived in Kuala Lumpur

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The bodies of 20 Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine last month have arrived in Kuala Lumpur. A specially chartered plane took...

Coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha has been named the new prime minister of Thailand

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Coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha has been named the new prime minister of Thailand. Prayuth Chan-ocha, 60, was nominated on August 21 in a legislature...

Imran Khan has called for Pakistan’s PM Nawaz Sharif to step down, alleging vote rigging in the 2013 election that he won by a landslide

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Imran Khan's opposition party, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI), says it has decided to resign all its seats in Pakistan’s national assembly. A senior member of...

At least 101 people were known to have died in Nepal floods

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Floods and landslides in Nepal and northern India have killed at least 160 people following days of torrential rains. In Nepal, officials said at least...

Pope Francis has urged for reconciliation between the two Koreas, on the final day of his visit to South Korea

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Pope Francis has urged for reconciliation between the two Koreas, on the final day of his visit to South Korea. Koreans, Pope Francis said, should...

Pope Francis has beatified 124 of South Korea's first Catholics at a large open-air Mass in Seoul

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Pope Francis has beatified 124 of South Korea's first Catholics at a large open-air Mass in Seoul on Saturday. The pontiff paid tribute to the...

Pope Francis left Seoul airport in a compact black Kia that many South Koreans would consider too humble a conveyance for a globally powerful figure

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Pope Francis left Seoul airport in a compact black Kia that many South Koreans would consider too humble a conveyance for a globally powerful...

Pope Francis has arrived in South Korea, beginning his first visit to Asia since he took over the papacy in March 2013

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Pope Francis has arrived in South Korea, beginning his first visit to Asia since he took over the papacy in March 2013. During his trip,...

Shah Rukh Khan sparked controversy after dancing on stage with a woman officer at a police gala in West Bengal state

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Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan sparked controversy after dancing on stage with a woman officer at a police gala in West Bengal state. Opposition politicians...

David and Wendy Farnell were accused of abandoning a baby born with Down's syndrome to a Thai surrogate mother

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David and Wendy Farnell, who were accused of abandoning a baby born with Down's syndrome to a Thai surrogate mother, say they wanted to...

Toyota is being caught in China’s anti-monopoly investigation

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Toyota is being caught in China’s anti-monopoly investigation. The Japanese car maker said that Chinese regulators were looking into its Lexus luxury brand.Audi, Chrysler and...

Khazanah Nasional has proposed a complete overhaul of Malaysia Airlines

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Malaysian state fund Khazanah Nasional has proposed a "complete overhaul" of national carrier Malaysia Airlines. Khazanah wants to buy the shares it does not already...

The 6.1-magnitude quake struck a mountainous area, destroying thousands of houses and triggering landslides

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The death toll of China’s earthquake that hit Yunnan province on Sunday has reached 589, officials say. The 6.1-magnitude quake struck a mountainous area, destroying...

Gen. Harold Greene is the most senior US soldier killed in action overseas since Vietnam

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The US military has paid tribute to Major General Harold Greene, shot dead by an Afghan soldier in an insider attack on Tuesday. Gen. Harold...

The US general has been killed in an attack by an Afghan soldier at Camp Qargha near Kabul

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A US general has been killed in an attack by a man in Afghan military uniform at British-run Camp Qargha near Kabul, US officials...

Surrogate mother Pattharamon Chanbua has been looking after Gammy as well as two children of her own

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Australian child protection services are investigating a man accused of abandoning a baby with Down's syndrome to a surrogate mother in Thailand to assess...

Kevin Garratt and his wife Julia couple run a coffee shop in Dandong just across the border from North Korea

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A Canadian couple is investigated by Chinese authorities on suspicion of stealing state secrets about China’s defense and the military, state media say.Xinhua news...

Pattharamon Chanbua has claimed that she was asked by the Australian couple to have an abortion once they knew about Gammy's condition

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The Australian couple and the Thai surrogate mother of baby Gammy who has Down's syndrome have given conflicting accounts of how he was left...

The ferry carrying about 200 passengers has capsized south-west of capital Dhaka

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A Bangladeshi ferry carrying about 200 passengers has capsized south-west of capital Dhaka, officials say.The bodies of two people have been recovered from the...

The quake struck about 7 miles north-west of Wenping in Yunnan province

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A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck south-west China killing at least 367 people, state news agency Xinhua says. Other 1,300 people are reported injured in the disaster.According...

Gammy has a congenital heart condition and a lung infection as well as Down's syndrome

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Surrogacy campaigners call for clearer regulation after a surrogate mother in Thailand was left with a Down's syndrome baby when his Australian parents refused...

Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Fowle have pleaded for the US government to help secure their release

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Two American tourists detained in North Korea have pleaded for the US government to help secure their release. Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Fowle told...

Taiwanese petrochemical company LCY has been blamed for a series of deadly explosions that killed 28 people on July 31 in Kaohsiung

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Taiwanese petrochemical company LCY has been blamed for a series of deadly explosions that killed 28 people on July 31 in Kaohsiung. LCY failed to...