Tokyo (AFP) - Japan will this weekend play host to Southeast Asian leaders as it looks to strengthen friendships in a region increasingly dominated by China, and as it squares off with Beijing over disputed islands.
The 12 health and safety charges against Pike River Coal boss Peter Whittall over the 2010 explosion that killed 29 miners have been dropped.
Schapelle Corby has been recommended for another sentence remission, but bureaucratic delays continue to hold up her bid for parole.
Tokyo (AFP) - The recent purge of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's once-powerful uncle could herald a period of radical upheaval comparable to China's Cultural Revolution, Japanese defence minister Itsunori Onodera said Thursday.
By Amy Sawitta Lefevre
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Anti-government protesters in Thailand pinned their hopes on winning support from the powerful security forces on Thursday to take forward a c...
Washington (AFP) - The United States has voiced concern about a ruling by India's Supreme Court which reinstated a colonial-era ban on gay sex which could see same-sex lovers imprisoned.
The body of a man thought to be missing Australian tennis coach Paul Arber was found by a group of schoolgirl rowers on New Zealand's Waikato River.
By Deepa Seetharaman and Nadia Damouni
DETROIT/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's board of directors plans to press Chief Executive Alan Mulally soon for a decision on his future, as ...
Wellington (AFP) - BJ Watling led a tail-end assault on the West Indies bowling to lift New Zealand's first innings total to an impressive 441 on the second day of the second Test in Wellington on Thursday.
Wellington (AFP) - Charges against the head of a New Zealand mine where 29 men died in a 2010 gas explosion were dropped Thursday in a shock move that angered grieving relatives.
A British man who strangled his former partner and her seven-month-old baby then wrote about it on Facebook has been described as 'purely evil'.
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