Gay man in China sues over electric shocks used for ‘cure’

(Ng Han Guan / AP)

Activists hope the lawsuit will sway others in China where gay people face cultural stigma.

Japan moves to impose sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Japan moves to impose sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

After two years of trying to improve ties with Russia, Japan follows the U.S., E.U. in announcing sanctions.

China charges prominent Uighur scholar with separatism

China charges prominent Uighur scholar with separatism

A trial is announced amid new, conflicting accounts of violence in the restive Xinjiang region in the west.

Landslide buries Indian village, hundreds feared dead

Landslide buries Indian village, hundreds feared dead

Rescue workers are pulling bodies from beneath tons of mud and rubble following a landslide that buried a village in western India.

In China, passengers seething over flight delays

In China, passengers seething over flight delays

Frustration over the backlog that started two weeks ago has prompted violence at some airports.

The Russian crater mystery

The Russian crater mystery

A mysterious crater in northern Russia was first discovered by viral video taken from a helicopter.

Photos from around the region

Think it’s hot where you are?

Try staying cool when it’s 113 degrees. See how people around the globe contend with high temperatures.

Monsoons hit India

Flooding and a deadly landslide ensue as heavy rains sweep the country, with officials forecasting more to come.

Summer camp in North Korea

Reclusive country hosts over 300 children from around the world, offering video games, giant water slides and a private beach.

Fierce fighting near rebel-held Donetsk

Kiev government officials are optimistic after Ukraine’s military ousts pro-Russian forces near the separatist bastion.

Taiwan, China feel tropical storm Matmo’s strength

Floodwaters strand commuters as heavy rains and winds batter eastern China.

18 children, 1 man die in train-bus crash in India

Eighteen children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India.

Picking up the pieces from Flight 17

As volunteers combed the crash site for bodies and debris, friends and family members tried to cope with their loss.

Owner of doomed South Korean ferry found dead

A body found last month was that of businessman Yoo Byung-un, blamed for April’s ferry disaster that killed more than 300.

Malaysia plane crashes in Ukraine

Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 people has been shot down, according to U.S. intelligence officials.

Student survivors of South Korea ferry sinking march on parliament

Protesters were demanding an inquiry into the disaster that left over 300 dead, many of them teenagers on a school trip.

Dozens injured in Cambodia protest

Opposition demonstrators clashed with Cambodian security forces, and police arrested several opposition lawmakers.

Israeli action in Gaza triggers protests

Demonstrators in India, Venezuela and other countries rally against the continued bloodshed in the region.

89 killed in suicide blast in east Afghanistan

A suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, killing 89 people and wounding more than 40.

Malala Yousafzai seeks release of Nigerian girls

The activist marked her 17th birthday Monday with a visit to Nigeria, urging Islamic extremists to free 219 kidnapped schoolgirls.

A quick meeting. A marriage. And then bride school.

South Korea tries to regulate mail-order marriages, introducing brides to language, seaweed soup, snow.

Production halted on India’s Ambassador cars

The sedan, once widely used by politicians and other members of the upper class, has seen weak sales in recent years.