Tokyo (AFP) - The elderly mother of a Japanese woman kidnapped and taken to North Korea as a schoolgirl on Monday hailed a "miraculous" first meeting in Mongolia with her long-lost granddaughter.
Beijing (AFP) - Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama will hold a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in the Netherlands next week, China's foreign ministry said Monday.
Beijing (AFP) - Two Tibetan monks in China have set themselves on fire to protest at a 2008 crackdown, overseas groups and reports said, adding to a string of self-immolation protests in recent years.
The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines airliner is focused on the southern Indian Ocean and its pilots, with tracking systems disabled deliberately.
Beijing (AFP) - More than 100 million Chinese are to be given vital documents making them officially residents of the country's cities under a broad plan for the urbanisation that is crucial to economic growth.
Tokyo (AFP) - Toyota said Monday it has suspended production at its two Indian auto assembly plants in response to threats against management and "deliberate" assembly-line stoppages, as efforts to hammer out a labour deal failed.
The PNG government says the judge hearing a human rights case involving the Manus Island detention centre is biased and wants him to step down.
Paris (AFP) - India remains the biggest buyer of arms in the world, importing nearly three times as many weapons as its nearest competitors China and Pakistan over the last five years, a Swedish think tank said.
Malang (Indonesia) (AFP) - A body believed to be that of a Japanese diver who went missing with six others off Bali a month ago has been found far from where she disappeared, Indonesian police said Monday.
A new study in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine Journal says reported cases of flu are only "the tip of the iceberg" as most people display no symptoms.
City living has become less affordable for Brits with the price of a home now averaging 5.8 times a person's salary, up from 5.6 times a year ago.
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