Volcano erupts on southern Japanese island

2015-05-29 10:13:23

A volcano is erupting on a small island in southern Japan, and authorities have advised residents to evacuate from the immediate area.

Residents required to leave after volcano eruption in Japan

2015-05-29 10:08:54

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.

Asian nations meet to discuss Rohingya migrant crisis

2015-05-29 10:08:24

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.

China maintains navigation freedom in South China Sea: ambassador

2015-05-29 09:04:56

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.

MERS-infected S.Koreans rise to 7, 1 suspect leaves for China

2015-05-28 18:13:35

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.

Vietnamese govt trying to boost gloomy tourism

2015-05-28 17:01:45

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.

NZ to work with UN on dealing with foreign terrorist fighters

2015-05-28 16:05:03

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 believed people could read his mind

2015-05-28 15:52:47

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.

Restoration work begins in Nepal's Boudhanath Stupa

2015-05-28 14:52:20

Laborers work to fix the damaged Boudhanath Stupa, a month after the April 25 earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal May 27, 2015.

New Zealand to open embassy in Baghdad

2015-05-28 11:38:26

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 launching indiscriminate attacks in Afghanistan

2015-05-28 09:44:56

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.

Sydney siege inquest: Gunman diagnosed with chronic schizophrenia

2015-05-27 17:23:15

Man Haron Monis may have been suffering a psychotic episode at the time of the Sydney siege, the inquest heard on Wednesday.