Residents in pro-government enclaves are glued to their TVs, waiting for their leaders to call for counterprotests against the shutdown movement.
Temporary houses built for typhoon survivors have no electricity or running water, and little ventilation. Typhoon survivors may have to live in the 180 square-foot homes for two years.
The US Embassy warned Americans to stockpile food and cash, as antigovernment protesters occupy central Bangkok ahead of a Feb. 2 election.
Tension between the Asian powerhouses grew in 2013. Now, Chinese and Japanese diplomats are comparing each other's country to the Harry Potter villain.
A costly international effort to rescue passengers on a stranded Russian vessel in Antarctica has prompted charges of 'jolly tourism' with little scientific value.
Dennis Rodman is in North Korea preparing for an exhibition basketball game Wednesday between a North Korean team he's coaching and former NBA players.
After strikes by garment workers and political rallies the government of Hun Sen banned public protests and violently shut a free speech area in the capital.
Wal-Mart recalled donkey meat – a delicacy in northern China – because of contamination.
Rights activists are uncertain whether the decision to end a system of detention without trial at forced labor camps is sign of a major change, or merely a cosmetic step.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has called elections for early February, but opponents on the streets of Bangkok want to derail the process.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who took office a year ago, is the first Japanese leader in seven years to visit Yasukuni, seen as a symbol of Japanese militarism.
A Beijing municipality builds in the Russian Orthodox style, thumbing its nose at a central government crackdown on lavish public works.
Apple iPhone users on the world's largest cell network will get full functionality and 4G capacity, but the luxury handset will remain out of reach for many Chinese.
Ten million people are expected to visit Mao's birthplace this year, making it the second most popular tourist destination in the world.
The regime held a massive rally yesterday on the anniversary of Kim Jong-il's death, just days after the dramatic ouster of the late leader's brother-in-law.
A vast new coal port and "shipping super-highway" near Australia's Great Barrier Reef has environmentalists worried.
China moon landing: China joined elite company today with the controlled landing of its "Jade Rabbit" rover on the moon. China follows the US and Soviet Union as the third country with a controlled - or "soft" - landing on the moon.
Prime Minister Abe's party instituted sharp limitations on leakers and journalists. Now, more than 80 percent of the public want the law changed and Abe's popularity has plummeted.
Kim Jong-un's powerful uncle was accused of plotting a coup before he was put to death, raising the possibility of a further purge deep into the ranks of the military and the party.
GM has decided to close Holden, its Australian subsidiary, a national icon of frontier driving, as production costs rise in a rich, resource-based economy.