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Eight Chinese bank employees have been publicly spanked for poor performance during a training session, a leaked video has shown. The video, first posted by...

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South Korea is holding a rare hearing into the detention of 12 North Koreans who defected to the South. A group of human rights lawyers...

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A tweet from Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has become viral after she had to gently tell a user that she is not...

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Malaysia has banned the first Islamic-compliant airline, Rayani Air, for breaching regulations. The country’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) said it was revoking Rayani Air's...

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King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, the world's longest-reigning living monarch, celebrates 70 years since ascending to the throne. The celebrations began with a religious ceremony...

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King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand has undergone heart surgery, the Thai Royal Household Bureau announced. The 88-year-old king, the world's longest-reigning monarch, has had a...

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Veteran US photojournalist David Gilkey and his Afghan translator Zabihullah Tamanna have been killed in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan. David Gilkey of National Public...

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Donald Trump has been described by North Korean media as a "wise politician" who could be good for the Asian country. According to an editorial...

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President Barack Obama is set to arrive in Hiroshima and become the first serving US president to visit Japan’s city since the 1945 nuclear...

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Three North Korean workers at a state-run restaurant overseas have defected, South Korea has confirmed. According to South Korea's Unification Ministry, the North Koreans had...

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Thailand is set to close the island of Koh Tachai as heavy tourism is negatively affecting natural resources and the environment. Koh Tachai, off Phang...

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India’s PM Narendra Modi has tweeted pictures of his mother's first visit to his official residence in Delhi. Twitter users have praised Narendra Modi’s decision...

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North Korea’s coastguards have detained a Russian yacht in the Sea of Japan, Russia's foreign ministry says. According to Russian reports, the yacht Elfin with...

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Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte has won the Philippine presidential elections, following the withdrawal of his opponents. Although the official result has not yet been declared, main...

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North Korea is holding a huge rally in capital Pyongyang to mark the end of the Workers' Party Congress, the first in 36 years. The...

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Filipinos are voting for a new president and other leaders, with outspoken mayor Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte the favorite to win. Five candidates are running but...

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said his country will not use nuclear weapons unless its sovereignty is threatened, state media report. North Korea first...

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A group of three Nobel laureates have said that sanctions imposed on North Korea are hampering health and science and should be eased. They were...

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Kim Jong-un has opened the North Korea’s Workers’ Party congress by praising the country's nuclear achievements. Appearing before thousands of delegates, the North Korean leader...

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Kim Jong-un's younger sister, Kim Yo-jong, is expected to take up an important role in North Korea's core leadership as the secretive country gears...

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The North Korean Workers’ Party is holding its first congress since 1980. Analysts believe the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, will cement his status within...

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Australia stock market traded low on May 2 with the benchmark S&P ASX 200 finishing lower by 0.18% at 5,243 points. Shares in Australia's third...

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Japan stock market has started the week with sharp falls, as a surge in the yen hurt shares in big exporting companies. The Nikkei 225...

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Cambodia’s passenger train services have been restarted on one route after a gap of 14 years. The first service set out on April 30 from...

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Kim Dong-chul, a 62-year-old naturalized US citizen born in South Korea, was sentenced to 10 years of hard labor in April 2016 for spying. Otto...