Japan approves joining international child custody treaty amid concerns about abductions
NKorean leader sends envoy to ally China, veering from nuclear war threats to diplomacy
Veteran climbers aged 80, 81 race to break older Everest climber record
Stocks drift lower as investors nervously await Bernanke statement to Congress
The price of oil was little changed above $96 a barrel Wednesday as investors waited confirmation of a rise in U.S. crude stocks and the Federal Reserve's latest views on the U.S. economy.
Japan watchdog endorses panel's conclusion that active fault is underneath nuclear plant
Parents of US software engineer found dead in Singapore quit inquest, saying it's unfair
Death toll rises to 23, with 10 still missing, in blast at China explosives plant
Fishermen pay the price in Asia's web of volatile territorial conflicts
Falling yen may help Japan, but proving a headache for other countries, especially in Asia
Hard-line students in Afghanistan protest women's rights decree as un-Islamic, demand repeal
Investors were edgy Wednesday ahead of the appearance of U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke before lawmakers in Congress.
6 primary school students among 7 injured in attack in southern China; suspect detained
Chinese premier praises relationship with Pakistan in glowing terms at start of 2-day visit
Japan's central bank keeps policy unchanged, says economy 'picking up,' as trade deficit grows
Rescuers recover all 28 bodies from collapsed underground classroom at Freeport Indonesia mine
Pakistani cricket star-turned politician leaves hospital 2 weeks after fall from forklift
Asian stock markets rise after Fed official says US should maintain easy monetary policy
Pakistani cricket star-turned politician Imran Khan left the hospital Wednesday, more than two weeks after he suffered serious back injuries in a fall from a forklift at a campaign event, a spokesman said.
Japan mulls bilateral talks with North Korea, raising coordination concerns among allies