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Plan to limit North Korean fishing rights
South Korea, Japan and the US plan to impose measures such as a ban on North Korea's trade of fishing rights in new sanctions.


Thai Facebook killing prompts review
The death of a Thai man and his 11-month-old daughter in an online Facebook post has prompted police to seek urgent action on removing inappropriate content.


Kim Jong-un observes artillery drills
North Korea has simulated an attack on enemy warships as the US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson makes its way to the Korean peninsula.


Timeline of tensions on NKorean peninsula
A look at key moments in the escalating brinksmanship between North Korea and the west.


Japan minister quits after tsunami comment
A minister in the Japanese government has resigned over a comment that it was better the 2011 tsunami struck the northeastern region instead of Tokyo.


US carrier exercises with Japan air force
The US Navy says Japanese defence aircraft are involved in ongoing training by the USS Carl Vinson's air wing in waters south of Japan.


US sets up missile defence in SKorea
South Korea says it's made progress on setting up the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence system, or THAAD, as the North displayed its military power.


US positions SKorea anti-missile defence
The United States and South Korea have agreed to deploy the THAAD anti-missile system in response to the threat of missile launches by North Korea.


US positions SKorea anti-missile defence
As tensions over North Korea rise, the South says the US is positioning parts of its THAAD anti-missile system onto site.


App lets user 'walk in refugee's shoes'
The UNHCR and a Malaysian advertising agency have launched a smartphone app that allows users to "walk a mile in a refugee's shoes".


NKorea stages drill, US sub docks in South
A US submarine has arrived in South Korea, amid worries of another North Korean missile or nuclear test.


Centenarian pays tribute at Hellfire Pass
Centenarian Harold Martin, a former prisoner of war who worked on Thailand's infamous Death Railway, joined 1000 people at the dawn service at Hellfire Pass.


Eight police killed in Afghanistan's north
The Taliban have killed eight policemen and overran three security checkpoints in Afghanistan's northern Takhar province.


Bomb kills 10 in minibus in Pakistan
At least 10 people have been killed by a bomb blast targeting a minibus in northwest Pakistan, an official says.


Jakarta's Ahok hits out at blasphemy case
Jakarta's incumbent governor has launched his last impassioned defence before an Indonesian court is set to hand down their verdict over charges of blasphemy.


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