2:52 pm October 20, 2014 | No Comment
A controversial plan to make women wearing the burqa or niqab sit in separate glassed public enclosures at Australia's Parliament House due to security concerns was abandoned Monday after an outcry.
10:57 am October 20, 2014 | No Comment
Migrant farm workers in South Korea face rampant abuse under a "shameful" government work permit system that encourages exploitation, Amnesty International said in a report published on Monday.
12:41 pm October 19, 2014 | No Comment
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un hosted a banquet for athletes who won gold medals at the recent Asian Games in South Korea, state media said Sunday, marking his third public appearance in a week after an extended absence.
11:04 am October 19, 2014 | No Comment
In a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan’s new trade and industry minister will resign as soon as Sunday over allegations that groups backing her misused political funds, Japanese media said.
10:21 am October 19, 2014 | No Comment
A South Korean official handling safety measures at a concert where 16 people died apparently committed suicide, hours after tragedy struck when a ventilation grate collapsed, authorities said Saturday.
4:00 pm October 18, 2014 | No Comment
The death toll from a cyclone that hit India's east coast last week has risen to 41, as authorities struggle to restore power, transport and communication links and shelter 150,000 people forced to abandon their homes.
2:44 pm October 18, 2014 | No Comment
A Japanese cabinet member visited a shrine for war dead on Saturday a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prompted angry responses from China and South Korea by sending a ritual offering there.
11:34 am October 18, 2014 | No Comment
Nepal's prime minister on Friday promised to set up an early weather warning system after at least 29 people were killed in a blizzard on a popular Himalayan trekking route, raising concerns that amateurs were ill prepared for such expeditions.