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North Korea expels Japanese man who had been detained

Japanese government officials said Monday that they were trying to ensure the safety of a Japanese tourist whom North Korea said it had expelled after detaining him on...

Pakistan bans 1st class air travel by leaders, officials, work hours revised

Pakistan's new government has banned the discretionary use of state funds and first-class air travel by officials and leaders, including the president and the prime minister, as part of its...

Malaysia hopes China will sympathize with its fiscal woes

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says he hopes China will sympathize with his country's fiscal problems as he meets with Chinese leaders after suspending multibillion-dollar Beijing-backed projects in his country.

Taliban take at least 100 people hostage

Afghan officials say the Taliban have taken more than 100 people, including women and children, hostage in an ambush in the country's north.

Pakistan's 21-member Cabinet is sworn in

Pakistan's 21-member Cabinet has been sworn in, a day after Prime Minister Imran Khan in a televised address pledged to cut government spending, end corruption and repatriate public funds.

Tourists go off beaten path on North Korea's sacred volcano

Foreign tourists looking to go off the beaten path in North Korea can now camp out on the country's biggest volcano.

South Koreans enter North to reunite with kin split by war

Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea on Monday for heart-wrenching meetings with relatives most haven't seen since they were separated by the turmoil...

Quake swarm jolts Indonesian islands, killing at least 12

Multiple strong earthquakes killed at least a dozen people on the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Sumbawa as the region was trying to recover from a temblor earlier this month...

Trains bring drinking water to flooded southern Indian state

Indian authorities are bringing drinking water by train to the flooded southern state of Kerala, where over 300 people have died and 300,000 are displaced in the worst...

Trains bring drinking water to flooded southern Indian state

Indian authorities are bringing drinking water by train to the flooded southern state of Kerala, where over 300 people have died and 300,000 are displaced in the worst flooding in...