01/27/2014 1:38amJapan's top government spokesman on Monday defended the new head of public broadcaster NHK for his remarks that the use of women as military prostitutes was common worldwide during World War II.
01/27/2014 3:32amThe Philippine government is attempting to locate and seize more than 150 paintings that were owned by former first lady Imelda Marcos, but a lack of funds and other difficulties are hampering the search, an official said Monday.
01/27/2014 3:54amA 27-year-old seamstress who was among those pulled alive last year from the rubble of a horrific Bangladesh factory collapse has died, officials said Monday. Police are investigating the case as a possible suicide.
01/27/2014 4:07amCambodian police on Monday fired smoke canisters to break up an anti-government demonstration calling for a license to be issued for an opposition TV channel. At least eight people were injured.
01/27/2014 5:49amAn overcrowded tourist boat that capsized off India's remote Andaman and Nicobar islands, killing at least 21 people, may have hit a rock before it went down, police said Monday.
01/27/2014 7:48amThai police said Monday they suspect a top British executive at Indian automotive giant Tata Motors committed suicide in a fall from a luxury hotel in Bangkok.
01/27/2014 7:50amIn her first public appearance since the French president broke up with her, Valerie Trierweiler bristled Monday when asked about her future during a charity visit to India and said, "don't worry about me."
01/27/2014 12:36pmSri Lanka's ethnic Tamil-run provincial administration said Monday it wants to prove that the central government carried out an operation "akin to genocide" to win a long civil war against Tamil rebels.
01/27/2014 8:46pmRangers searching for a 12-year-old boy snatched by a crocodile in northern Australia have recovered evidence strongly suggesting the boy died in the attack.
01/27/2014 11:31pmThe government is intensifying efforts to control foreign media coverage of China, blocking websites, harassing reporters trying to cover trials of activists in Beijing and thwarting efforts by The New York Times to station new journalists on the mainland.