Sharp differences on historical issues that have strained relations between Japan and South Korea require Tokyo to face up to its abusive wartime past and for Seoul to be less preoccupied with it, US experts and former officials say.
A Chinese state-run newspaper on Wednesday called on Beijing to "teach Canberra a lesson" after Australian tycoon and politician Clive Palmer labelled the Communist government "mongrels" who "shoot their own people" in a televised tirade.
Imran Khan, who heads the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, has said that the 'Azadi march' he is leading will enter Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's house in Islamabad if the latter does not resign by this evening. About 30,000 protesters reached Pakistan's Parliament in the very early hours of Wednesday.
Wednesday August 20, 2014, Shizuoka/Osaka Japan
Japanese technology firms are applying their expertise in energy-saving and cloud technology to help farmers cope with shifting weather patterns, an onslaught of cheaper imports and a shrinking workforce.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating a report by a US cybersecurity firm that it uncovered some 1.2 billion Internet logins and passwords amassed by a Russian crime ring, the largest known collection of such stolen data.
The Islamic State posted a video on Tuesday that it said showed the beheading of James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria nearly two years ago, according to a transcript released by the SITE Intelligence Group.
Malaysia is considering tapping one of its top economic policymakers to lead an overhaul of Malaysia Airlines that aims to transform the troubled carrier into a "premium airline", a newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Thousands of Pakistani opposition supporters, some armed with sticks and wire cutters, marched toward a fortified zone in the center of Islamabad on Tuesday to press their demands for the resignation of the prime minister.
Ferguson city leaders urged people to stay home after dark Tuesday to "allow peace to settle in" and pledged to try to improve the police force where the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer has sparked nightly clashes between protesters and police.