Japan | Cult members could be hanged any day for subway attack

Thirteen Japanese cult members may be sent to the gallows any day now for a deadly 1995 gas attack on the Tokyo subway system and other crimes.

Iraq recovers bodies of 38 Indians abducted by IS in 2014

Iraqi authorities have discovered a mass grave with the bodies of 38 Indian construction workers abducted when Islamic State militants overran the northern city of Mosul in

India | Wildlife sanctuary sees jump in one-horned rhinos

A tiny wildlife sanctuary in northeastern India has reported a jump in the number of one-horned rhinoceroses. All of the world’s five rhino species are under

S. Korea K-Pop singers to perform in North

South Korea said yesterday it will send a 160-member artistic group to North Korea, including about 10 celebrated K-Pop singers, for rare concerts there. The South

Philippines | Fire at Manila hotel-casino put out; death toll raised to five

Firefighters found two more bodies yesterday in a hotel-casino gutted by fire that sent thick, heavy smoke into the sky over the Philippine capital, raising the

US, South Korea, Japan discuss denuclearization, summits

Top U.S., South Korean and Japanese officials discussed how to achieve the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula during weekend talks ahead of upcoming inter-Korean and

Australia Suu Kyi welcomed to Canberra amid protests

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was feted in Australia with a military honor guard and 19-gun salute yesterday as part of a state visit that has

Singapore still world’s costliest city

Singapore is the world’s most expensive city for the fifth straight year in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest Worldwide Cost of Living report, with Paris

Indonesia | Bali’s Day of Silence shuts airport, clears beaches, streets

Indonesia’s normally bustling Bali has shut down social media, closed the airport and shuttered all shops for a Day of Silence that marks New Year on the

Vietnam | 50th anniversary of My Lai massacre commemorated

With talk of peace and cooperation rather than hatred, more than a thousand people marked the 50th anniversary Friday of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam,

Southeast Asia leaders urge tough stance on N. Korea

Southeast Asian leaders and Australia’s prime minister yesterday called on North Korea to end its nuclear program and urged U.N. countries to fully implement sanctions against the country. Leaders

Philippines | Duterte can’t evade accountability by quitting court

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said Duterte did not decide to withdraw from the Rome Statute, which established the international tribunal, to escape accountability but to

Pakistan | School dance, anyone? Punjabi lawmakers seek ban

Pakistani lawmakers in a provincial assembly have voted in favor of a ban on dance parties at schools and other educational institutions, saying they promote Western

Nepal | Authorities struggle to identify plane crash survivors

Authorities in Nepal are struggling to identify the survivors of a deadly plane crash earlier this week, with many of the injured badly burned,

Philippines | Duterte withdrawing country from International Criminal Court

President Rodrigo Duterte announced yesterday that the Philippines is withdrawing its ratification of a treaty that created the International Criminal Court, where he is facing

South Korea | Another ex-president questioned in corruption probe

Prosecutors yesterday were questioning South Korea’s conservative former President Lee Myung- bak over corruption allegations, making him the latest of the country’s leaders entangled in scandal. The

Myanmar | Gov’t says UN findings on human rights lack credibility

Myanmar’s government yesterday rejected two reports presented to the U.N. Human Rights Council that concluded it committed extreme human rights violations, probably amounting to crimes

Hawaii | Officials deny request for phone logs related to false alert

Hawaii officials have repeatedly pointed to a low-level state employee and a breakdown in his agency’s leadership as the main cause for a January missile alert that

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