Japanese ex-wrestler looks to ease tensions with N. Korea

(Eugene Hoshiko / AP)

Antonio Inoki is hosting a wrestling tournament in Pyongyang — and hoping for a diplomatic breakthrough.

    India’s stand-up comedians push envelope with risky jokes

    India’s stand-up comedians push envelope with risky jokes

    The nascent industry is testing the limits of what is fair game and what is not under the new government.

    China tries 5 alleged cult members in McDonald’s slaying

    China tries 5 alleged cult members in McDonald’s slaying

    The group is accused of beating a woman to death after failing to recruit her into a Christian cult.

    Afghanistan orders N.Y. Times reporter to leave country

    Afghanistan orders N.Y. Times reporter to leave country

    Matthew Rosenberg refused to identify sources for a story on a plan by senior officials to seize power.

    In Pakistan, military urges talks to end political impasse

    In Pakistan, military urges talks to end political impasse

    A growing chorus of leading voices is pressing the premier and his political foes to reach a negotiated settlement.

    Tens of thousands march on Pakistan’s Parliament

    Tens of thousands march on Pakistan’s Parliament

    Opponents of the prime minister wade into the heart of the capital, despite heavy security presence.