Malaysia’s royals meet over King Muhammad V’s abdication, state media reports

Malaysia's royal families are understood to have held a meeting to discuss a date to select a new king, after Muhammad V announced his...

They united a gender while dividing a nation: The two women at center of...

It was an extraordinary act of defiance, from two ordinary women who have since been forced into hiding. On January 2, Bindu Ammini, a 40-year-old...

Massive tuna nets $3.1 million at Japan auction

Self-proclaimed Japanese "Tuna King" and sushi restaurant owner Kiyoshi Kimura paid a record $3.1 million (333.6 million yen) for a giant bluefin tuna at...

Why people keep dying on Thailand’s roads, the most lethal in Southeast Asia

Driving in Thailand can be a hair-raising experience at the best of times, but during the country's so-called "seven dangerous days" over the New...

Thousands of tourists flee Thai islands as Tropical Storm Pabuk approaches

Thousands of people are fleeing Thai islands popular with tourists ahead of what could be the most devastating storm to hit in decades, officials...

First women to enter India temple in centuries now in hiding as protests rage

The two women who broke with centuries of conservative taboo Wednesday to enter a temple in the southern Indian state of Kerala are now in hiding,...

Two Indian women become first to enter temple after centuries-old ban overturned

Two women in the southern Indian state of Kerala made history Wednesday, defying religious conservatives to enter the Sabarimala Temple, one of Hinduism's holiest...

Xi warns Taiwan independence is ‘a dead end’

Xi Jinping called on Taiwan to reject independence and embrace "peaceful reunification" with China, in a conciliatory speech that nevertheless took a hard line...

Kim Jong Un says North Korea isn’t making nukes, warns US on sanctions

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un affirmed his apparent commitment to denuclearization during an annual New Year's address Tuesday, but warned that he may...

Sheikh Hasina wins third term in Bangladesh elections marred by deadly violence

Bangladesh's Sheikh Hasina has won a third consecutive term as prime minister, the country's Election Commission said Monday, in a poll marred by deadly...

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