08/06/2013 1:52amA Malaysian man has escaped from al-Qaida-linked militants who held him for nine months and told Philippine police his cousin died of an illness in captivity, a police official said Tuesday.
08/06/2013 1:54amA South Korean passenger jet overshot the runway at an airport in northwestern Japan, but no one was hurt, local television reported.
08/06/2013 3:34amSouth Korea has approved $6 million in government aid for vaccines, medical care and food for North Korean children, officials said Tuesday, the first such humanitarian aid for Pyongyang since South Korean President Park Geun-hye took office in February.
08/06/2013 5:06amJapan on Tuesday unveiled its biggest warship since World War II, a huge flat-top destroyer that has raised eyebrows in China and elsewhere because it bears a strong resemblance to a conventional aircraft carrier.
08/06/2013 5:28amThe Taliban's reclusive leader said Tuesday that his group was willing to start peace negotiations, even as he urged more attacks _ including insider shootings by government security forces _ on foreign troops.
08/06/2013 6:06amSix unarmed people killed at a Buddhist temple during a military crackdown on anti-government protesters in Thailand's capital three years ago were slain by bullets fired by Thai soldiers, an inquest found Tuesday.
08/06/2013 6:09amA botulism scare has soured China's taste for New Zealand milk powder that amassed big sales on a reputation for purity, but consumers even more wary of their own country's dairy industry likely won't eschew the foreign product for long.
08/06/2013 7:05amHeavy rains that caused flash floods and collapsed houses in different parts of Pakistan have killed 80 people and displaced more than 80,000 over the past four days, a Pakistani official said Tuesday.
08/06/2013 7:35amJapan marked the 68th anniversary Tuesday of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima with a somber ceremony to honor the dead and pledges to seek to eliminate nuclear weapons.
08/06/2013 6:45pmThe operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant is struggling to stop contaminated underground water from leaking into the sea.
08/06/2013 6:52pmThe Australian mining boom built over a decade on Chinese hunger for energy and raw materials is turning into bust for many business owners as China's cooling growth reverberates through a country accustomed to winning from the rise of an Asian economic giant.