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TOKYO A Japanese man who admitted murdering 19 people at a centre for the mentally disabled grinned at news cameras on Wednesday before being questioned...

SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday ordered an inquiry into the treatment of children in detention after the airing of video showing prison...

TOKYO A day after the mass murder of 19 people at a facility for the disabled, many shocked Japanese were questioning why the only suspect...

MANILA The Philippines ‘vigorously pushed’ for the inclusion of comment on an arbitration ruling in a joint statement from Southeast Asian countries but its failure...

MANILA US Secretary of State John Kerry meets Philippine’s President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila on Wednesday to discuss his new government’s priorities as well as...

SYDNEY Vatican finance chief George Pell is being investigated by Australian police over child sexual abuse allegations, a report by the national broadcaster said Thursday,...

VIENTIANE Grain by grain, truckload by truckload, Laos’ section of the Mekong river is being dredged of sand to make cement -- a commodity being...

SAGAMIHARA A knife-wielding former employee killed 19 people and injured 25 at a care centre for the mentally disabled in Japan on Tuesday, in...

DHAKA Bangladeshi police on Tuesday killed nine suspected Islamist extremists believed to be planning another mass attack following a deadly cafe assault this month, the...

SYDNEY The Australian government ordered an inquiry on Tuesday after graphic evidence emerged of prison guards assaulting teenage boys, with one shown hooded and shackled...