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Tens of thousands rally for removal of US base off Okinawa

Aug 12, 2018

Tens of thousands of protesters have gathered in Okinawa vowing to stop a planned U.S military base relocation on the southern Japanese island

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Light plane with 9 people aboard reported missing in Papua

Aug 11, 2018

A light aircraft with nine people on board has been reportedly missing in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua

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Religion must obey Chinese law, paper says of mosque protest

Aug 11, 2018

A newspaper of the ruling Communist Party says no religion is above the law in China, urging officials to stay firm while dealing with a rare protest over the planned demolition of a massive mosque in the northwest

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Japan checking report of Japanese man held in North Korea

Aug 11, 2018

Japan says it is looking into reports of a Japanese citizen taken into custody this month in North Korea

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Lombok lifted 10 inches by quake that killed nearly 400

Aug 11, 2018

Scientists say the powerful Indonesian earthquake that killed nearly 400 people lifted the island it struck by as much as 25 centimeters (10 inches).

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All 9 aboard rescue chopper crashed in Japan confirmed dead

Aug 11, 2018

Japanese authorities say all nine people aboard a search and rescue helicopter that crashed into the central mountains are confirmed dead

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Taiwan's Tsai travels in face of China diplomatic onslaught

Aug 11, 2018

When Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen departs Sunday for Latin America, she'll be traveling to a region she's already visited three times in two years

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Malaysia ex-PM fails in media gag bid ahead of graft trial

Aug 10, 2018

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has failed to win a court order barring the media from discussing the merits of corruption charges against him ahead of the start of his trial on Feb. 12.

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Thai official says child bride has returned from Malaysia

Aug 10, 2018

Thai official says an 11-year-old Thai girl who married a 41-year-old Malaysian man has been sent back to Thailand from Malaysia

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World markets unnerved by Turkey's financial turmoil

Aug 10, 2018

World stock markets are down, particularly in Europe, as investors worry about the financial stability of Turkey, where the currency has nosedived.

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