Bomb threats telephoned to six New Zealand schools on Wednesday might have come from overseas, a senior New Zealand Police officer said.
A female Chinese tourist was among 21 people on board a missing aircraft of Tara Airlines in Nepal.
China and the United States should expand cooperation and constructively manage discrepancies, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on a visit to the US.
Washington does not want to see the South China Sea become an issue between China and the United States, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.
Australia will raise defence spending to 2 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) over the next seven years in a formal announcement to be made by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull later this week.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Tuesday that its strategic and tactical weapons are ready to be used for preemptive strikes on the Republic of Korea and the United States even if any "small movements" were found among US-ROK special forces.
Freedom of navigation in the South China Sea has not been a problem and demilitarization in the region needs efforts of all parties related, Chinese Foreign Minister said.
The third Senior Diplomatic Officials' Meeting of the Lancang-Mekong River Dialogue and Cooperation organization will be held on Wednesday in Sanya, Hainan province, the Foreign Ministry said.
China provided $100,000 in humanitarian aid to Fiji, after a severe tropical cyclone tore through its Pacific islands on Saturday, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters during a daily press briefing on Wednesday.
Two Japanese major opposition parties unveiled a plan on Tuesday to merge and form a new party ahead of the upper house election this summer in a move to better challenge the ruling coalition led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The fourth round of the key Quadrilateral meeting on Afghan peace process and preparing roadmap to find political solution to the lingering Afghan crisis kicked off in Afghan capital Kabul.
The United Nations has begun its assessment of the needs for international assistance to Fiji, where death toll from severe tropical cyclone Winston has risen to 28.