N. Korea sentences American to 6 years of hard labor

(Kyodo / Reuters)

Matthew Miller tells a Pyongyang court he wanted to be imprisoned so he could write about human rights.

    Stand-off in Pakistan capital as political crisis deepens

    Stand-off in Pakistan capital as political crisis deepens

    Protesters refuse to leave Islamabad until Sharif resigns, saying he rigged election that returned him to power.

    Ancient rural sport gets a sexy urban makeover in India

    Ancient rural sport gets a sexy urban makeover in India

    A dying Indian contact sport called kabaddi is making a comeback thanks to TV, money and Bollywood.

    North Korea, long impenetrable, tries to lure tourists

    North Korea, long impenetrable, tries to lure tourists

    Kim Jong Un’s cash-strapped government is looking to visitors to bring in foreign currency.

    Bullet trains tighten China’s embrace of restive Xinjiang

    Bullet trains tighten China’s embrace of restive Xinjiang

    The central government makes a “pirouette" to the west, beefing up links to Muslim Central Asia.

    Photos from around the region

    World Nomad Games

    More than 350 participants from 17 countries are joining in the showcase of sports of nomadic peoples.

    Renewing India’s sport of kabaddi

    Thumping music, Bollywood stars, fashionistas and big money show the game in a fresh light.

    Pakistan’s opposition party leaders address weeks-long protest

    Protest leaders demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation hope to end the fear and confusion in Islamabad.

    Inside North Korea, where the rich got richer

    In the capital for the first time since 2008, a visitor finds BMWs, Audis and glittering new apartment towers.

    Clashes in Hong Kong

    China’s parliament decided against letting Hong Kong voters nominate candidates for the 2017 election.

    Playing polo with pachyderms

    An annual elephant polo tournament in Thailand raises money for elephant conservation projects.

    Ukraine, Russian troops continue to battle

    Ukraine charged Russia was deepening its foray into Ukrainian territory and sending new troops to the Crimean border.

    Testing India’s sense of humor

    Stand-up comedy has taken off in the country, and the jokers aren’t sure how far to push.

    Protesters march on Pakistan’s Parliament

    Demonstrators are demanding that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign.

    39 dead, dozens missing in landslide in Japan

    Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima.

    Waiting to die at India’s Salvation House

    A charity-run hostel caters to people who wish to die in Varanasi, Hinduism’s holiest city.

    Monsoons hit India

    Flooding and a deadly landslide ensue as heavy rains sweep the country.

    A human pyramid of devotion

    In India, worshipers celebrate the birth of the Hindu god Krishna by linking up to reach a pot high above the ground.

    Pope Francis visits South Korea

    The pope begins his first trip through Asia with a five-day visit to South Korea.

    The Hungry Ghost festival

    In this ritual observed by many Chinese, ghosts are believed to visit the living in search of food, rest and entertainment.

    Ramen lovers in Japan begin to worry

    The dish has become hugely popular around the world, but sales in Japan are falling.