A close associate of the reportedly disgraced uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is seeking asylum.
The Mt Sinabung volcano in western Indonesia continues to rumble to life.
Jang Song Thaek, the uncle and de facto deputy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been ditched from his job.
Shanghai came top for maths, reading and science in the recent OECD survey.
US vice president arrives in Beijing to meet with China president as airspace dispute has Asia on edge.
US vet being held in North Korea spent his war years helping clandestine group of Korean partisans.
Kim Jong Un's uncle, North Korea's No 2 man, has probably been sacked, spy agency says.
Anti-government protesters have reached the gates of the Thai Prime Minister's office.
Hong Kong has reported its first case of the H7N9 bird flu strain, in a possible sign the virus is spreading beyond mainland China since it first emerged there earlier this year.
As Beijing allows millions to have two children, doctors and healers are preparing for an influx.
Leader of Thailand's anti-government protests meets with prime minister after day-long clashes.
Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra has been escorted from a police compound after it was stormed by anti-government protesters.
A bus has veered off a mountain road in western Nepal, killing 11 people and injuring 34.
Many of China's re-education through labour camps are being turned into compulsory drug rehabilitation centres.
Police have arrested the editor-in-chief of an Indian magazine over allegations that he had sexually assaulted a colleague.
North Korea accused a detained US veteran of killing civilians during the Korean War and showed a video of him making a full confession and apology.
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China flew jets in response to two US spy planes and 10 Japanese aircraft, including F-15 fighters, entering its new air defence zone.
About 1,000 anti-government protesters forced their way into the compound of the Thai Army headquarters.
A haircut and a little makeup was all it took to turn Howard into a North Korea dictator.
The UN nuclear agency suspects North Korea is working to restart a reactor that would be capable of making plutonium for atomic bombs, after it spotted signs of steam and water releases from the site.