A Gallup poll shows that 61 percent of Australians support same-sex marriage, but some argue that a public, non-binding vote on the issue would be more harmful than deciding the issue in Parliament.
A United States-based monitoring group has detected a spike in activity at the nation's Punggye-ri nuclear test site.
Philippines Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced a pause in plans for joint military exercises in the South China Sea. Other military cooperation is also expected to end. Is this a breakdown in relations or the search for a better position?
Workers have built walls in front of many of the small, migrant-owned shops that dot Beijing's traditional hutong alleyways. Beijing is working to rein in urban growth, but critics say policies largely target the migrants who helped build Beijing.
After a panel of experts estimated the costs of hosting the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo at $30 billion, officials are searching for ways to mitigate expenses.
Mount Barujari erupted without warning on Tuesday. Fifty climbers are still missing but believed to be safe.
A news conference by Amnesty International, set to unveil details on torture by the military and police, was cancelled after Thai authorities threatened to arrest two of the speakers.
Japanese fighter jets were sent to respond to Chinese forces coming too close to contested islands in the East China sea on Sunday. China has been conducting drills in the region.
Chinese officials appear to have admitted they lost control of the Tiangong-1, the country's first space station.
After last week's flyover, the US Air Force called this week's flight the closest bombers have ever flown to North Korea.
Renho Murata was elected head of Japan's main opposition party on Thursday, marking the third woman to assume a top political position in recent weeks.