Matthew Miller tells a Pyongyang court he wanted to be imprisoned so he could write about human rights.
Photos from around the region
More than 350 participants from 17 countries are joining in the showcase of sports of nomadic peoples.
Thumping music, Bollywood stars, fashionistas and big money show the game in a fresh light.
Protest leaders demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation hope to end the fear and confusion in Islamabad.
In the capital for the first time since 2008, a visitor finds BMWs, Audis and glittering new apartment towers.
China’s parliament decided against letting Hong Kong voters nominate candidates for the 2017 election.
An annual elephant polo tournament in Thailand raises money for elephant conservation projects.
Ukraine charged Russia was deepening its foray into Ukrainian territory and sending new troops to the Crimean border.
Stand-up comedy has taken off in the country, and the jokers aren’t sure how far to push.
Demonstrators are demanding that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign.
Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima.
A charity-run hostel caters to people who wish to die in Varanasi, Hinduism’s holiest city.
Flooding and a deadly landslide ensue as heavy rains sweep the country.
In India, worshipers celebrate the birth of the Hindu god Krishna by linking up to reach a pot high above the ground.
The pope begins his first trip through Asia with a five-day visit to South Korea.
In this ritual observed by many Chinese, ghosts are believed to visit the living in search of food, rest and entertainment.
The dish has become hugely popular around the world, but sales in Japan are falling.