About thirty people are still missing and feared dead after an Indonesian ferry with more than 200 people on board collided with a cargo tanker earlier this week, rescuers said today.
Several hundred Muslims, many waving banners and shouting "execute people who mock Islam", rallied outside the US embassy and Google offices in Bangkok on Thursday to denounce an anti-Islam film that has sparked global protests.
A Chinese man who earned just over $300 a month had 25 credit cards. His parents were forced to sell their house to repay their son's debts.
A college student in China sent a parcel to her 74-year-old grandmother containing a pile of dirty clothes, which she wanted to be cleaned and sent back.
Farmers have found a grave containing the remains of at least 20 communist soldiers killed during the Vietnam War.
Indian IT major TCS has been awarded a special commendation at the Asian Human Capital Award 2012 here for its initiative to train professionals from the backward community and below poverty line families in rural India.
International corporations will increase investments in India following the government's policy reforms announced last week, Vice Chairman of General Electric Co John Rice said today.
A Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Chennai, has made an emergency landing in Penang State due to technical problems.
The Philippine Volcanology Center advised residents living near the coast to move to higher ground due to the risk of tsunami following a major quake off the east coast on Friday.
Any chance for the West to claim that the long war in Afghanistan has been a success is fast slipping away, says former and potential future presidential candidate Abdullah. "When the Americans entered Afghanistan they were welcomed," said Abdullah, but opportunities to capitalise on the goodwill generated after the hardline Taliban Islamists were ousted from power. Western troops and cash poured into the country were squandered.
Indonesia’s mosques are trying to sound their best for the Ramadan fasting month, splashing out on high-quality loudspeakers to avoid upsetting people.
Former Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, a key target in the government's anti-corruption fight, was granted bail on election fraud charges on Wednesday and walked out of an army hospital where she had been detained since December.
A Brunei air force helicopter has crashed, killing at least 10 people, mostly military cadets being flown home after training.
Singapore's economy shrank in the second quarter as a global slowdown undermined demand for the city-state's exports, the trade and industry Ministry said on Friday.
The US said on Friday that Syrian officials would be "held accountable" if they failed to safeguard the country's chemical weapons after a report suggested some were being moved out of storage.