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  • Four men given death sentences in Indian gang rape

    2013-09-15 09:19

    An Indian court Friday sentenced to death four men for the gang rape and murder of a young New Delhi woman, ordering them to the gallows for a brutal attack that riveted India.

  • Shutdown affects life in Indian-controlled Kashmir

    2013-09-14 20:50

    Life in Muslim majority areas of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday remained affected in wake of the separatist shutdown call and curfew imposed by the authorities, officials said.

  • 38 Taliban militants killed in Afghan raids

    2013-09-14 15:18

    Thirty-eight Taliban militants have been killed in cleanup operations since early Friday, authorities said on Saturday morning.

  • Former Australian PM Gillard breaks silence on losing power

    2013-09-14 15:15

    Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard broke silence for the first time since Kevin Rudd toppled her as leader of the Labor Party in June, revealing the grief, pain and regret over losing power and urging the party to rediscover its sense of purpose.

  • Admiral discusses future of China's 1st aircraft carrier

    2013-09-14 01:57

    The Chinese navy is using its first aircraft carrier for training and testing and will decide the future development of the aircraft carrier.

  • Fukushima plant situation 'out of control'

    2013-09-13 22:54

    senior official of the Tokyo Electric Power Co(TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, said Friday that situation in the stricken plant was "out of control".

  • S. Korean top prosecutor to resign over affair

    2013-09-13 16:50

    South Korea's top prosecutor on Friday offered to resign following allegations that he had a child through an extramarital affair.

  • ROK, DPRK discussing details on Kaesong complex

    2013-09-13 14:42

    The ROK and the DPRK were holding meetings of two subcommittees for the Kaesong industrial complex to discuss additional details on passage and communications.

  • China's 14th naval escort fleet visits Thailand

    2013-09-13 14:09

    The 14th Escort Fleet of the Chinese navy, on its way back to China from a six-month mission in the Gulf of Aden, is anchoring off Thailand's Sattahip Naval Base for a five-day friendly visit.

  • 3 killed in US consulate attack in Afghanistan

    2013-09-13 13:28

    At least three people were killed and 10 others injured early Friday morning when a blast and ensuing firing hit the US consulate in Herat city, the provincial capital of western Afghan province of Herat.

  • New images indicate DPRK restarting Yongbyon reactor

    2013-09-13 07:16

    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea appeared to be restarting its 5-megawatt plutonium-producing reactor in the Yongbyon nuclear complex, which houses nuclear facilities such as centrifuges for uranium enrichment.

  • Rail route to Europe improves freight transport

    2013-09-13 02:20

    With shorter transport times and lower costs for freight, international rail lines linking central and western China with Central Asia have helped to improve connectivity and trade between the regions.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.