A volcano is erupting on a small island in southern Japan, and authorities have advised residents to evacuate from the immediate area.
About 130 residents living on the Kuchinoerabu island off Kagoshima Prefecture in southwest Japan are asked to leave and seek evacuation after a volcano eruption on the island at around 10:00 local time Friday.
Senior officials from across Asia will meet Friday in Bangkok to tackle the growing problem of desperate people landing on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.
Chinese Ambassador to Australia Ma Zhaoxu has reiterated China's principled position that China has indisputable sovereignty over the South China Sea islands and their adjacent waters, saying China has a solid historical and legal basis.
The number of South Koreans infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) rose to seven as two new cases were confirmed, and a suspected infectee left for China Tuesday for a business trip, the disease control center said Thursday.
Amid a decrease in number of foreign arrivals in Vietnam in the past months, the Vietnamese government has discussed measures to boost the country's tourism, including facilitation of visa granting and establishment of a tourism promotion fund.
New Zealand Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson said Thursday the country would continue international cooperation to deal with the problem of foreign terrorist fighters.
Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis thought people could read his mind, the continuing inquest into the December drama he staged in Sydney has heard.
Laborers work to fix the damaged Boudhanath Stupa, a month after the April 25 earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal May 27, 2015.
New Zealand is to open an embassy in Iraqi capital as its troops begin a two-year mission to train Iraqi forces in the fight against Islamic State insurgents.
Taliban militants have intensified activities since launching their annual spring offensive on April 24 and since then they have conducted a series of deadly attacks.
Man Haron Monis may have been suffering a psychotic episode at the time of the Sydney siege, the inquest heard on Wednesday.