Close ties between the US and South Korea could become less so under new governments in both countries. The ouster provides an opening for the center-left South Korean opposition, which has criticized trade and military ties with the US.
Close to 100 people were killed and hundreds others injured by an earthquake that struck Indonesia's Aceh province early Wednesday morning.
After more than eight years in power, John Key said on Monday that it was the 'right time' to leave politics.
President-elect Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen is drawing ire from China as concerns arise about stability of future Sino-US relations.
The 15-member UN Security Council tightened sanctions Wednesday following North Korea's latest nuclear tests in September.
Following a flare-up of clashes between security forces and the minority Muslim Rohingya community in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi is under pressure to address the violence.
South Korean president Park Geun-hye said Tuesday that she was willing to step down – and asked for parliament's guidance. For many, it's an effort to prolong her rule, even as she faces a corruption scandal and record levels of unpopularity.
An amusement park in Japan closed a skating rink that featured thousands of fish frozen into the ice, after a flood of Facebook posts decried the attraction as 'immoral.'
After an attack by ethnic separatists near China's border with Myanmar, China said that its military would act to protect its citizens.