The central government in India announced Wednesday it would move to create a new state, Telangana, within the state Andhra Pradesh. Telangana is likely to serve as a precedent for other statehood movements.
North Korea rights advocates in South Korea turned to international courts for aid in challenging abuses. They are trying to keep the issue in the public eye as a tough winter and a drastic currency revaluation raise the prospect of more crackdowns.
Police have presented a subversion case against prominent Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, raising the likelihood that he will face trial and then prison. The move furthers China's crackdown on democracy activists.
Defying government censors, activists in Indonesia screened a film last week about the controversial 1975 killings of foreign journalists known as the Balibo Five. Organizers of an annual film festival are contesting the ban.
One day after Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo imposed martial law in Maguindanao Province, where her allies are linked to a recent massacre, critics have raised questions about her political motives and the potential for abuses.
The Philippines massacre of 46 people on Monday prompts President Gloria Arroyo to declare a state of emergency in the affected province. Is she ready to take on her country's culture of political violence?
New Moon opening night is a ways off in China, but the first Twilight movie opens there officially next week. Despite a lack of vampire lore in China, young women are snapping up the books and pirated movies.