A British man and woman were found dead on a beach on a popular resort island in Thailand, police said Monday.
American Matthew Todd Miller was sentenced to six years of hard labor, North Korean state-run media said.
North Korea has "the world's most advantageous human rights system," the country declared in a lengthy report released on Saturday.
The death toll from recent flooding brought by heavy rains has reached nearly 500 across India and Pakistan, officials in the two countries said Saturday.
A CNN crew traveled in a Pakistani military helicopter to witness the extent of flooding across the country's Punjab region.
Pakistani security forces arrested 10 people in the attempt to kill teen activist Malala Yousafzai, the army said.
Four people went on trial Friday accused of plotting a knife attack that killed around 30 people at a railway station in the Chinese city of Kunming.
Australia has raised its terror alert level to "high" for the first time since the national alert system was introduced in 2003.
A scandal featuring a hacker, a blogger and the Prime Minister has exploded ahead of the New Zealand elections.
Looking pale and gaunt, Matthew Todd Miller glanced away from the camera during his brief interview in North Korea.
The New Zealand political party founded by German Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom has joined forces with an outspoken Maori activist.
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China is an unlikely ally in President Barack Obama's pledge to "degrade" and "destroy" ISIS, analysts say.
Afghanistan has been thrown into political turmoil after a months-long dispute between two presidential candidates prevented a successor to outgoing President Hamid Karzai being named.
A U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province killed 11 civilians, including women and children, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Wednesday.
A huge relief operation is continuing across northern India and into Pakistan amid devastating floods that have killed hundreds of people.
It's a sunny afternoon at Modern Sky, one of China's most popular outdoor music festivals, and 21-year-old rapper Yu Jialang is making his first appearance.
At least 355 people have been killed in flooding caused by intense monsoon-season rains across northern India and Pakistan over the past few days.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has welcomed the return by Australia of two ancient art treasures that were allegedly stolen from temples in Tamil Nadu.
Half a year later, the fate of MH370 remains a deep mystery. No part of the plane has been discovered. Not one speck of debris.
Authorities have killed almost 5,000 dogs in one Chinese city after rabies was blamed for the death of five people, China's official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.
Matthew Todd Miller, an American being held in North Korea, has a judgment date of September 14, according to a report by North Korea's state news agency.
As the World Health Organization (WHO) warned of the potential increase of dengue fever and other climate-sensitive illnesses, Japan saw an almost-seven decade streak of being dengue fever-free end.
Severe flooding from an intense monsoon season has left more than 250 people dead across parts of South Asia and China.
Sending investigators to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 to retrieve body parts strewn across fields is a top priority, officials said.
Pakistani authorities said Saturday that flash floods have killed 110 people and wounded nearly 150 others in recent days.
At least 137 deaths have been reported in the last few days from flooding caused by monsoon-season rains that have been lashing parts of Asia for weeks.
At least 49 members of a wedding party are feared dead after a flash flood overturned a bus carrying them in Indian-administered Kashmir.
"URGENT," read the Iraqi News headline of its September 3 posting. "First Chinese ISIS fighter captured in Iraq says Ministry of Defense."
Five people accused in the hanging of two girls in India have been granted bail as authorities have not charged them, their attorneys said Friday.
The undersea mapping of the main search area for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 finds small parts of the ocean floor that are harder than surrounding rock.
China can no longer rely on cheap labor -- so what's next for "the world's factory"?
Tsang Tsz-Kwan may look like an average student in Hong Kong with her standard-issue blue shift dress with a Chinese collar and sensible black shoes. But her ordinary appearance and shy manner mask a steely determination to triumph over tremendous odds.
China's Parliament voted to change the way Hong Kong picks it's chief executive, ruling that only candidates approved by a nominating committee can run.
In a 55-minute long video, al Qaeda announced it will launch a new branch in the Indian subcontinent.
Taliban suicide bombers attacked Afghanistan's regional spy headquarters in Ghazni city early Thursday, leaving 21 people dead and more than 150 wounded.
Borrowed place, borrowed time. That was the mantra in Hong Kong as the clock ticked down to the British colony being handed back to China in 1997.
At Chi-Med's labs in Shanghai, a group of 70 chemists has been working for a decade to try and crack the mysteries of Chinese medicine.
A 6-year-old boy was recovering in hospital in China's Shanxi province on Wednesday after his eyes were gouged out in an attack that has left him permanently blind, according to state media reports.
Two billionaire brothers who control Asia's biggest property development company have gone on trial in Hong Kong's biggest ever corruption case.
Huge crowds of Hong Kongers have joined pro-democracy protests on the streets of the Chinese territory in a massive show of defiance against Beijing.
A major search and rescue operation is underway after two cargo ships collided off the coast of Hong Kong early Monday.
The death toll is rising in Taiwan in a series of explosions triggered by underground gas leaks in the southern city of Kaohsiung.
Bride trafficking in India is part of a vicious cycle that aborts females and causes a shortage of women.
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Like most South Korean mothers, Ahn Mi-ja was worried about her son's compulsory military service. But the enemy was closer than she ever imagined.
The struggle for democracy is not dead, say Hong Kong's pro-democracy Occupy Central activists, one day after their leader appeared to admit defeat.
Why did North Korea allow 3 American detainees to be interviewed Monday? Experts weigh in on possible motives.
Thousands of migrant children are being locked up in squalid and cramped detention facilities each year in Thailand.
Pakistan's Prime Minister meets with military leaders to discuss the option of resigning for three months, a source says. The military denies such reports.
The new school year in China began Monday with a horrifying attack.
Three Americans detained in North Korea spoke out about their conditions and pleaded for U.S. help in interviews with CNN.
Manila's international airport is on high alert after authorities foiled an alleged bomb plot Monday, state-run media in the Philippines report.
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Thailand's new prime minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha has unveiled a new interim cabinet in which key ministries will be run by military figures.
Pakistani protesters flooded streets in Islamabad Sunday demanding a solution to the growing political crisis wracking the country.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is vowing to stay put despite protests against his government that have enveloped the nation's capital.
Gunmen attacked a spy agency in eastern Afghanistan early Saturday, killing six people and leaving dozens injured, authorities said.
China warns the U.S. to end its military surveillance flights near Chinese territory, refuting claims by the White House that a Chinese fighter jet made several "dangerous" and "unprofessional" passes at a U.S. Navy plane last week.
It is exceedingly rare for Western journalists to be allowed inside the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) -- commonly known as North Korea. It is even less common for an American reporter to visit this reclusive nation, home to nearly 25 million people who are essentially isolated from the rest of the world.
Does the secret to eternal life exist already and live in the sea?
Mount Tavurvur erupted in Papua New Guinea on Friday, spurting ash tens of thousands of feet into the sky.
The sister of a Pakistani prisoner described as the "poster girl" for Islamic jihad has urged ISIS hostage-takers to let their captives go.
The 110th birthday of former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping was celebrated on August 22 with an exhibition, a television biopic, and a series of national events. The "paramount leader" ruled for more than a decade, kick-starting China's market economic reform.
The Pakistani military has waded into the political turmoil that has beset the civilian government in recent weeks
CNN's Kristie Lu Stout is at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, for an in-depth look at the power of sport in China.
Since China took part in the Olympic Games in 1984 after a three-decade absence, competitive sports have served one purpose -- to build national pride.
Police are looking for a couple suspected of attacking and then burying alive a six-year-old girl in an Indian village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.
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Satellite phone data suggests Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may have turned south earlier than previously thought, an Australian official said.
I live in Malabar Hill in Mumbai, an area of the city whose residents are drawn mainly from the Jain and Gujarati communities and where vegetarianism is a big part of their cultural identity.
The fight is said to have lasted a half-hour and pitted a leopard against a woman armed only with a farm tool in an isolated field in India.
A giant panda intended to star in the first live broadcast of a birth may have faked signs of pregnancy to get more bamboo, Chinese state media reported.
Four years after the meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant, questions about the lingering physical and mental health toll of the disaster persist.
A Japanese lawmaker facing drug charges punishable by death has pleaded not guilty in a Chinese court, Chinese state media reports.
Two teenage girls, who were found dead and hanging from a tree in northern India in May, were not raped as originally alleged, according to new report.
China turns to the tale of an 18th century concubine to foster greater social harmony among ethnic groups.
Tens of thousands flee violence in Myanmar only to be robbed, beaten and starved on boats helmed by human traffickers, according to a new U.N. report.
Outspoken Australian billionaire tycoon and politician Clive Palmer apologizes for calling Chinese people "mongrels" who "shoot their own people."
In the latest stomach-churning food scandal to hit China, police have seized 30,000 tons of tainted chicken feet.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has morphed into a considerably warmer and drier alternative in India.
A single double-sided page believed to be from the Quran has sold at auction for $68,000.
China has executed eight people convicted of terrorism, including three for their roles in an attack in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, Xinhua reported.
A Chinese fighter jet made several "dangerous" and "unprofessional" passes at a U.S. Navy plane this week -- coming as close as 20 feet at one point -- in what the White House called a "deeply concerning provocation."
Residents combed through mud looking for bodies of their loved ones after heavy rains triggered landslides that swallowed up homes in Hiroshima, Japan.
Pakistan and India exchanged fire near the border in the disputed Kashmir region early Saturday, killing at least two people from each country.
More than a month after the airliner they were traveling on was shot down above Ukraine, the bodies of 20 Malaysian passengers arrived back in Kuala Lumpur.
The Shuimo Community has grown rapidly in recent years and freshwater supplies can't keep up with the expansion.
It was a photo shoot that caught India's attention -- five courageous survivors of acid attacks posed for portraits.
Malaysian police have charged two people over the alleged theft of around $35,000 from the bank accounts of four passengers on missing airliner MH370.
Offensive remarks about China made by Australian tycoon and politician Clive Palmer have struck a chord on Chinese social media.
Kung fu movie star Jackie Chan says he "takes responsibility" for the drug charges laid against his son, 32-year-old Jaycee Chan, in Beijing.
The military leader who took control of Thailand in a coup in May has been named the country's prime minister.
Anti-government protesters have managed to breach a high-security zone in Pakistan's capital, despite the presence of thousands of security personnel.
No immediate links between 19 people arrested on terror charges in Malaysia and ISIS, police said Wednesday.
Chinese police have arrested nearly 1,000 suspected members of a banned religious group, state media reported.
A Texan couple faces an agonizing wait for the birth of their baby boy to a surrogate, some 14,000 kilometers away, in a country now under military rule.