The head of the UN refugee agency urged Myanmar on Friday to grant citizenship to the Rohingya, a Muslim minority in the Asian country where sectarian violence has displaced tens of thousands since 2012.
Thousands of Japanese rescuers dug through twisted wood and mud on Friday in the wake of freak rains that killed six people and forced nearly 80,000 from their homes, with more rain falling amid warnings of further landslides.
A Rohingya Muslim was stoned to death and six others wounded by a mob of Buddhists in the capital of Myanmar's Rakhine state, authorities said Wednesday, the latest flare-up in a region seething with religious tension.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party suffered a historic defeat in an election in the Japanese capital on Sunday, signaling trouble ahead for the premier, who has suffered from slumping support because of a favoritism scandal.
Pyongyang: Weapons program deterrent against potential invasion
Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Saturday that any activities in Hong Kong seen as threatening China’s sovereignty and stability would be “absolutely impermissible,” employing some of his harshest language yet against separatist sentiment in the territory.
Three former executives at the operator of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant went on trial Friday, the only people ever to face a criminal court in connection with the 2011 meltdowns that left swathes of countryside uninhabitable.