In a meeting with senior officials this week, Chinese President Xi Jinping was called the 'core' of the Communist Party, a title only given to three previous leaders.
Philippines' president Rodrigo Duterte says that he wants US troops gone within the next two years, but he says that he does not seek to sever ties with the United States.
Fast food vendor Auntie Anne's, has been told by Islamic authorities that its popular Pretzel Dog is 'confusing' Muslim consumers who are not allowed to eat dog meat.
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.