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A South Korean court has refused a request by prosecutors to issue an arrest warrant for Samsung Electronics Vice-chairman Lee Jae-yong. On January 19, the...

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The search for the Malaysian flight MH379 that vanished in March 2014 has been suspended after three years. The families of the victims say the...

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Thirty seven people have been killed after a Turkish cargo plane flying from Hong Kong has crashed into a village in Kyrgyzstan. The Boeing 747...

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South Korea's special prosecutor is seeking an arrest warrant for Samsung Electronics vice-chairman Lee Jae-yong, on bribery charges. The Lee Jae-yong case is linked to...

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John Kerry has visited the place in the Mekong Delta where he was ambushed during the Vietnam War. The outgoing secretary of state and former...

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Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-yong has been quizzed at the prosecutor's office in Seoul as a suspect in South Korea's biggest political corruption...

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Samsung Electronics’ vice-president and heir-apparent Lee Jae-yong is to be quizzed as a suspect in a corruption scandal surrounding the impeached South Korean president,...

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The trial of Choi Soon-sil has got under way in South Korea. Choi Soon-sil, a close friend of President Park Geun-hye, is at the center...

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South Korean President Park Geun-hye has failed to attend a constitutional court hearing on her impeachment. The session was closed after nine minutes and postponed...

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The daughter of Choi Soon-sil, who is at the center of a presidential scandal in South Korea has been arrested in Denmark, South Korean...

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Kim Jong-un has said North Korea is close to testing long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads. During his New Year’s message, Kim Jong-un claimed...

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Australia has welcomed 2017 with a massive fireworks display at Sydney Harbour. Some 1.5 million people had been expected to turn out on the waterfront. Earlier,...

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Indians have until the end of December 30 to deposit discontinued 500 and 1,000 rupee notes in bank and post office accounts, or risk...

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Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe has visited Pearl Harbor naval base, where he offered "sincere and everlasting condolences" to the victims of the 1941 Japanese...

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The chairman of South Korea's pension fund, Moon Hyung-pyo, has been arrested for alleged corruption acts involving Samsung and President Park Geun-hye. State prosecutors said...

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Australia's famous Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park has been closed after a huge rainfall. Waterfalls appeared all over the landmark, also known as Ayers Rock, at...

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Typhoon Nock-Ten is threatening the Philippines, as it heads towards the area around the heavily-populated capital Manila. Civil defense officials have been put on "red...

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South Koreans protesters dressed as Santa Claus have marched through the streets of Seoul calling for the immediate removal of President Park Geun-hye. The festive...

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One of Indonesia’s air force Hercules C-130 planes has crashed in remote Papua province in the east of the country, killing all 13 people...

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Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte has revealed he personally killed criminal suspects as mayor of Davao. It is the first such admission Rodrigo Duterte has made...

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China has warned the incoming Trump administration that any attempt to challenge the "One China" policy could affect peace in the Taiwan Strait. A Beijing...

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Jakarta's governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has denied he intended to insult the Quran at the start of his blasphemy trial, marked by rival rallies...

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Bill English has become New Zealand's prime minister after John Key unexpectedly resigned from office last week. The former finance minister and deputy prime minister...

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Tens of thousands of South Koreans have marched in Seoul to celebrate the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye and demanding her full removal. Park Geun-hye...

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South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has been impeached over a corruption scandal after parliament voted with 234 to 56. The number of votes on impeachment...