December 11, 2013 10:09 PM
WASHINGTON (REUTERS, AP) - Pilots of an Asiana Airlines plane that crash-landed in San Francisco in July were aware that the plane was travelling too slowly and tried to correct it in the final seconds before impact, documents released on Wednesday by US aviation safety investigators show.
December 11, 2013 9:14 PM
ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan's chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry has stepped down after a high-profile career during which he was praised for protecting democracy but also criticized for judicial overreach.
December 11, 2013 8:54 PM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (REUTERS) - The lawyer for a Pakistani doctor who helped the United States track down Osama bin Laden has fled Pakistan after receiving threats from militants, relatives said on Wednesday.
December 11, 2013 7:44 PM
SEOUL (AP) - A law under consideration in South Korea's parliament has sparked vociferous debate by grouping popular online games such as "StarCraft" with gambling, drugs and alcohol as an anti-social addiction the government should do more to stamp out.
December 11, 2013 7:32 PM
BEIJING (AP) - A dozen people protesting the demolition of their homes in central China drank pesticide in Beijing in a desperate bid for attention that underscores the failures of a decades-old petitioning system.
December 11, 2013 6:46 PM
BEIJING (REUTERS) - China has put Zhou Yongkang, one of the most powerful politicians of the last decade, under virtual house arrest while the ruling Communist Party investigates accusations of corruption against him, several sources said on Wednesday.
December 11, 2013 3:44 PM
TAIPEI (REUTERS) - China Airlines, Taiwan's biggest carrier, plans to launch a budget airline "as soon as possible", three people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday, a move that will help it cash in on Asia's booming budget travel market.
December 11, 2013 3:12 PM
TOKYO (AFP) - Vets in Japan have carried out knee surgery on a rare white tiger cub, fixing a leg problem the animal had been born with.
December 11, 2013 2:31 PM
NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - Afghanistan is pressing India to supply military helicopters, tanks and artillery as it tries to shore up security through regional alliances before the withdrawal of most Nato-led foreign troops by the end of 2014.
December 11, 2013 1:21 PM
NEW DELHI (AFP) - India's Supreme Court upheld a law criminalising gay sex on Wednesday, setting aside a landmark lower court decision in 2009 which had overturned the colonial-era ban on homosexuality.
December 10, 2013 8:39 PM
NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - Disarray within India's ruling Congress party burst into the open on Tuesday after its stunning defeat in state elections, with a senior figure saying the party would lose a general election and needed time in opposition to reinvent itself.
December 10, 2013 8:33 PM
BEIJING (AP) - China, North Korea's most important ally, says it wants friendly relations and hopes for stability following the purging of a top official considered close to Beijing.
December 10, 2013 8:29 PM
SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea's state media on Tuesday sought to whip up public support for the shock purge of leader Kim Jong Un's uncle and former mentor, as South Korea accused Kim of waging a "reign of terror".
December 10, 2013 6:16 PM
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong being greeted at South Korea’s Incheon Airport on Tuesday. With him are his wife Ho Ching and Mr Cho Tae Yong, South Korea’s Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs. PM Lee, who is on an official visit to the country, will meet South Korean President Park Geun Hye and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Strategy and Finance Hyun Oh Seok. He will also meet South Korean business leaders and visit the Seoul National Cemetery. He heads to Japan on Thursday. -- PHOTO: ZAO BAO
December 10, 2013 5:58 PM
BEIJING (AFP) - A Chinese detention system for sex workers should be abolished, a rights group said on Tuesday, after the country's Communist authorities pledged to eliminate its notorious "re-education through labour" scheme.
December 10, 2013 4:13 PM
HONG KONG (AFP) - A stuffed toy wolf has sold out at Hong Kong's Ikea stores, the Swedish furniture giant said on Tuesday, after it became an unlikely symbol of opposition to the city's unpopular government.