Former S. Korean PM summoned by prosecution for bribery scandal

2015-05-14 10:04:02

Former South Korean Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo was summoned by the prosecution Thursday for questioning on suspicions that he was involved in a bribery scandal two years ago.

Abe's cabinet to approve Japan security bills

2015-05-14 09:55:07

Japan's cabinet was set to approve on Thursday bills to implement a drastic shift in security policy allowing the military to fight abroad for the first time since World War II.

China urges Japan to deal responsibly with historical issues

2015-05-13 19:30:59

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Wednesday urged Japan to take a responsible attitude to historical issues.

Fresh quake adds casualties while Nepalese PM calls for calm, relief action

2015-05-13 17:35:56

While many residents of the Nepalese capital city were sent back to the streets or even forced to stay outside overnight by Tuesday's powerful quake, the government has called on citizens to remain calm and act to help search, rescue and relief efforts.

China 'seriously concerned' about US military move in South China Sea

2015-05-13 17:34:21

The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Wednesday voiced "serious concern" toward a US official's remarks on the Pentagon's plan to send military aircraft and ships to the South China Sea.

New Zealand develops solar power to cut diesel burning

2015-05-13 17:12:07

A New Zealand-funded solar energy scheme in the Cook Islands will help to wean the Pacific island nation of fossil fuels, New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully said Wednesday.

Three injured in Bangladesh Army helicopter crash

2015-05-13 17:05:39

Three persons were injured when a training helicopter of Bangladesh Army crashed on Wednesday in the country's seaport city Chittagong, some 242 km southeast of capital Dhaka, police said.

At least 3 killed in ongoing fire in Philippine capital

2015-05-13 16:44:17

At least three people have died in a fire at a sandals factory in Valenzuela City in the Philippine capital city of Metro Manila on Wednesday noon, local media reported.

Ploughing ceremony heralds rice-planting season in Thailand

2015-05-13 15:12:35

The ancient ploughing ceremony in Buddhist Thailand, overseen by Thailand's Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, marks the end of the dry season and is meant to herald an auspicious start for the rice-planting season.

41 people killed in bus attack in Pakistan's Karachi

2015-05-13 14:08:36

Police said 41 people were killed when unknown gunmen opened fire at a passenger bus in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Wednesday morning, and many others sustained injuries.

China-funded highway projects to continue in Sri Lanka

2015-05-13 13:42:52

Sri Lanka will continue its multi- million US dollar infrastructure upgrade that includes major projects with China, the country's Highway and Investment Minister Hashim has said.

Thousands spend night outdoors as death toll rises in Nepal

2015-05-13 13:32:05

Thousands of fear-stricken people spent the night outdoors after a new earthquake killed dozens of people and spread more misery in Nepal, which is still reeling from a devastating quake that killed more than 8,000 nearly three weeks ago.