The death toll from floods in Indonesia's capital has climbed to 14 after searchers pulled three more bodies from the waters.
Another monk has committed self-immolation in Tibet, the Tibetan government-in-exile said in Dharamsala today.
Indonesian police are searching for gunmen who sprayed a small commercial plane with bullets as it landed in the restive province of Papua. One passenger was killed.
A 6.1-magnitude undersea earthquake today struck off Indonesia's eastern Maluku islands, meteorologists said, but there was no tsunami warning or reports of damage.
A teenage Indonesian maid is facing a long jail term after pleading guilty to hitting and strangling an 87-year-old Singaporean widow who called her stupid, a report said Thursday.
India and Pakistan today acknowledged that the trust deficit between them was "shrinking" and termed terrorism as a threat to both countries. The common acknowledgement came as external affairs minister S M Krishna met his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar, a day before the meeting of the prime ministers of the two countries on the sidelines of the Saarc summit.
India plans to train Afghan army combat units at top counter-insurgency schools, officials say, deepening its commitment to Afghanistan as Western forces prepare to withdraw, a move that will fan Pakistani fears of encirclement.
Iran backs all Muslim uprisings except those stirred up by Washington, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday, a stance that explains Tehran's lack of support for anti-government protesters in ally Syria.
A strong and shallow earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 hit northwest Japan today but there was no tsunami warning, public broadcaster NHK reported.
Taiwan's main opposition party said today it will nominate ex-vice premier Tsai Ing-wen for next year's presidential election, the first woman in Taiwan's history to run for the post.
Thai and Cambodian troops clashed with heavy artillery for a sixth day on Wednesday near two disputed 12th-century Hindu temples, the Cambodian defence ministry said following a night of shelling that killed a Thai villager.
The banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan has condemned the release of CIA contractor Raymond Davis under a "blood money" deal with relatives of two men he killed and threatened to target all those who aided the US in securing his acquittal in court.
The military establishment and the ISI have been playing with fire that has "spread and arrived at their own doorstep", said a Pakistani daily Thursday, a day after a terror attack at a funeral near Peshawar left 36 people dead.
Pakistani state media reports say the new US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan is in Islamabad for his first meetings since taking the position previously held by the late Richard Holbrooke.
Chinese computer hackers last June gained access to secret South Korean military files on a planned spy plane purchase from the United States, a Seoul lawmaker says.