DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - Bangladesh's High Court has asked authorities to shut down 231 factories surrounding the highly polluted main river in the nation's capital, lawyers and activists said Tuesday.
Face masks sold out and temperature checks at airports and train stations became the new norm as China strove Tuesday to control the outbreak of a new virus that has reached four other countries and territories and threatens to spread further.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Officials from Thailand have held their first formal meeting in recent years with Muslim separatists from southern Thailand belonging to the Barisan Revolusi Nasional Melayu Patani, or BRN, the major rebel group operating in the area., officials said Tuesday.
Countries in Asia and elsewhere are checking the body temperatures of arriving airline passengers and adopting precautionary quarantine procedures in response to a new coronavirus that has sickened nearly 300 people and killed six in China.
BEIJING (AP) - China has sentenced the former president of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, to 13 years and six months in prison on charges of accepting more than $2 million in bribes.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Eight Indian tourists, including four children, were declared dead Tuesday after being found unconscious in their room at a mountain resort in Nepal, officials said.
BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand's Constitutional Court on Tuesday acquitted the country's third-largest political party of seeking to overthrow the constitutional monarchy in another legal case highlighting political divisions in the Southeast Asian nation.
BEIJING (AP) - China sentences former president of Interpol Meng Hongwei to 13 years in prison on charges of accepting bribes.
NEW DELHI (AP) - India has been embroiled in protests since December, when Parliament passed a bill amending the country's citizenship law. The new law provides a fast track to naturalization for some migrants who entered the country illegally while fleeing religious persecution. But it excludes Muslims, which critics say is discriminatory and a violation of India's Constitution. Here's a brief look at how India has grappled with citizenship:
SEREMBAN, Malaysia (AP) - The family of a London teen found dead after she mysteriously vanished from a Malaysian nature resort last year has sued the resort owner for alleged negligence and appealed to the government for an inquest to determine what happened to her, their lawyer said Tuesday.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesian authorities said Tuesday that five of the country's citizens have been kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf militants in the southern Philippines.
BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand's Constitutional Court acquits third-biggest political party of seeking overthrow of constitutional monarchy.
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) - An independent commission established by Myanmar's government has concluded there are reasons to believe that security forces committed war crimes in counterinsurgency operations that led more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Once relegated to support staff, Nepalese climbers famous for their skills on the world's highest peaks are emerging out of the shadows of their Western peers.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Special Nepalese army and government rescue personnel continued searching Monday for four South Korean trekkers and their three Nepali guides missing since since an avalanche swept across popular mountain trekking route .
BANGKOK (AP) - Unhealthy levels of smog have choked Bangkok for more than a week, as the Thai capital's residents fume over the ineffectiveness of government measures to combat the problem.
BEIJING (AP) - The head of a Chinese government expert team said Monday that human-to-human transmission has been confirmed in an outbreak of a new coronavirus, a development that raises the possibility that it could spread more quickly and widely.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The U.S. ambassador to South Korea has some unusual explanations for the harsh criticism he's faced in his host country. His mustache, maybe? Or a Japanese ancestry that raises unpleasant reminders of Japan's former colonial domination of Korea?
BEIJING (AP) - Head of Chinese government expert team confirms human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus, state media says.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - Sri Lanka's president has decided that tens of thousands of people still missing from the country's quarter-century civil war will be formally declared dead and death certificates will be issued, his office said Monday.