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Obama in S Korea amid nuclear fears

US President Barack Obama speaks next to South Korean President Park Geun-hye in The Hague on 25 March 2014

US President Barack Obama arrives in Seoul for a visit that comes amid concern North Korea may be planning a fourth nuclear test.

  • 25 April 2014

Hamid Mir issues defiant statement

The Pakistani journalist shot last week issues his first statement, once again blaming the country's intelligence agency for the attack.

  • 25 April 2014

Search for Malaysia plane to widen

The underwater search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane could expand if the first Bluefin-21 search yields nothing, Australian officials say.

  • 25 April 2014

Arrest after Bali plane hijack alert

A passenger is detained at Bali airport after apparently attempting to enter an aircraft's cockpit while drunk, sparking a hijack alert.

  • 25 April 2014

Poll officials die in Maoist attack

Authorities in the Indian state of Jharkhand hunt those behind a Maoist rebel attack which killed three election officials and five policemen.

  • 25 April 2014
  • From the section: India

Tokyo inflation rate at 22-year high

Tokyo consumer prices rise at their fastest pace in 22 years, surging 2.7% over a year, pointing to a likely increase in inflation across Japan.

  • 25 April 2014
  • From the section: Business

Abdullah leads Afghan poll count

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah remains the frontrunner with 80% of votes counted, although a run-off vote next month is expected.

  • 24 April 2014

US medics killed in Kabul attack

Three American medical staff are shot dead by a policeman guarding a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.

  • 24 April 2014

Korea ferry disaster school reopens

The South Korean school devastated by the loss of many of its students in a ferry disaster last week starts to hold classes again.

  • 24 April 2014

China releases Japanese cargo ship

China has released a Japanese cargo ship it seized over a war-time debt, a court statement says, after the Japanese firm paid compensation.

  • 24 April 2014

Pakistan targets 'militant hideouts'

Pakistan fighter jets target compounds thought to be hideouts for militants connected to a recent series of attacks in the country, officials say.

  • 24 April 2014

Everest Sherpas discuss boycott

Nepal Sherpa guides meet climbers at Everest base camp to decide whether to continue ascents after an avalanche killed 16 of their colleagues.

  • 23 April 2014