China bristles at ‘irresponsible’ U.S. flight near disputed islands

Experts believe China seeks to create a military exclusion zone in the South China Sea.

India’s roads are among the deadliest in the world. Can new laws tame drivers?

The nation has 1 percent of the world’s cars, but accounts for 15 percent of global traffic deaths.

Okinawa governor prepares to take his anti-base message to Washington

Takeshi Onaga wants to discuss the democratic “contradiction” of forcing a base on people who do not want it.

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Chinese warnings to U.S. plane hint of rising stakes over disputed islands

Beijing appears to seek a military exclusion zone as it expands footholds in the South China Sea.

Suicide bomber sets off powerful blast targeting Afghan Justice Ministry

At least five people were killed when a car packed with explosives tried to enter the ministry’s parking lot.

Kerry, in Seoul, slams North Korea

The secretary of state accused Pyongyang of “flagrant disregard for international law.”

Kerry arrives in Seoul amid rising fears over North Korea

The secretary of state will underscore the “ironclad” U.S. commitment to South Korea and speak on cyberthreats.

Afghan forces straining to keep the expanding Taliban at bay

Afghan troops and civilians are being killed and wounded in some of the bloodiest battles in 13 years.

All bodies recovered from site of U.S. military helicopter crash in Nepal

The U.S. military has not released the names of the troops on board, but the pilot’s father has spoken out.

A ‘bulletproof’ cross rises in Karachi

The 14-story beacon of hope for Pakistan’s beleaguered Christian community is nearing completion.

Japan’s cabinet approves bills to loosen post-war military restrictions

Prime Minister Abe says the changes, which have generated heated debate, will strengthen ties with the U.S.

Gunfire punctures quiet evening at Afghan hotel, and 14 are left dead

Taliban claims responsibility for attack on hotel frequented by foreigners.

In the high-altitude Himalayas, India works to secure remote border with China as leaders meet

Inside the remote and ecologically sensitive state of Arunachal Pradesh, where few foreigners ever venture. 

5 dead after gunmen storm Kabul guesthouse popular with foreigners

At the end of a 5-hour siege, an American and 2 Indian nationals were reported to be among the fatalities.

Gunmen storm crowded bus in Karachi, killing more than 40

A group pledging loyalty to the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

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