Taipei (AFP) - Taiwan's parliament descended into chaos Wednesday as a punch-up broke out between lawmakers over a trade agreement with former rival China.
Taipei (AFP) - A Taiwanese man has been arrested on suspicion of sending threatening letters containing live mealworms and ceremonial money -- traditionally used in rituals for the dead -- to local celebrities, police said Wednesday.
Israel's military says more than 30 rockets have been fired into the south of the country from the Gaza Strip, but not casualties have been reported.
Manila (Philippines) (AFP) - Amnesty International criticised the Philippine government Wednesday for allegedly failing to crack down on torture committed by the security forces against detained persons.
A police expert at the trial of Oscar Pistorius has admitted potentially important evidence was missed at the crime scene.
Geneva (AFP) - Myanmar's transition to democracy remains "fragile" with ethnic minorities still suffering widespread abuse and the military maintaining its influence in most institutions, a UN expert said Wednesday.
Washington (AFP) - The United States on Wednesday accused China of raising tensions by blocking two Philippines vessels as it urged freedom of navigation in the tense South China Sea.
Seoul (AFP) - Top South Korean and Japanese diplomats held talks in Seoul on Wednesday as the United States pushed its two key Asian allies to improve badly strained ties.
Hong Kong (AFP) - Nine men have been arrested in connection with the brutal attack on a veteran Hong Kong journalist that sparked concerns for press freedom in the Chinese city, police said Wednesday.
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