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.
North Korea today confirmed the abrupt dismissal of Kim Jong-un's top adviser, Jang Song-thaek, who was seen as supporting capitalist policies.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolved parliament and called for new elections today, as more than 150,000 protesters in Bangkok stormed the gates of the governing complex.
The style of the official communiqué that announced the purging of Kim Jong-un's uncle echoes the language of Cultural Revolution-era China and Stalinist Soviet Union.
The Democrat Party, which lost the last election, is resigning its seats in protest at an "illegitimate" government. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said she was ready to hold a snap election.
South Korea has expanded its air defense zone. On a visit to the region, Vice President Joe Biden criticized China's recent declaration of its airspace zone.
Bitcoin trading is still high in China, even with new regulations banning banks from using the digital currency.
China has suggested it will create more air defense zones, which worries Southeast Asian nations that have territorial disputes with China.