Tens of thousands of pilgrims taking part in a Hindu religious bathing festival surged forward and triggered a massive stampede on a riverbank in southern India, leaving at least 27 dead and dozens injured in chaotic scenes in which rescuers struggled to respond quickly.
More than 20,000 opponents of the Japanese government-proposed security bills on Tuesday rallied downtown Tokyo opposing the administration led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who is trying to ram through the bills.
China will refuse to recognize the conclusion of the arbitration requested by the Philippines over the two countries' maritime sovereignty dispute, a spokesperson said on Tuesday, after an international tribunal heard the matter at the Hague.
The Republic of Korea on Tuesday returned home two sailors of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) despite Pyongyang's call for the repatriation of all five sailors rescued 10 days earlier by Seoul's coast guards.
A border trade zone between China and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), located in northeast China's Liaoning Province, has been approved, the provincial government announced on Monday.