Chinese Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun said at a meeting with counterparts from the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to tighten control over the Internet and take other steps to prevent "external forces" from fomenting revolution
The European Rohingya Council accused Myanmar of "slow-burning genocide".
Belarus and Kazakhstan are already members alongside Russia, with Armenia expected to join the bloc soon.
The vessel, carrying 475 passengers and crew, capsized on Wednesday during a journey from the port of Incheon to the holiday island of Jeju.
Media reports said he was facing the possibility of charges of negligence leading to death and also for violating a law that stipulates the conduct of shipping crew.
A Japanese foreign ministry spokesman said the visit had been postponed for scheduling reasons.
Japanese and U.S. officials say the alliance is rock-solid and the atmospherics will be just fine at what will be the first state visit to Tokyo by a U.S. president since Bill Clinton in 1996.
In the latest large opinion poll, the BJP and its allies were forecast to win a narrow majority in the 543-seat lower house of parliament
A series of "pings" recorded earlier this month have led searchers to the remote stretch of ocean in the belief that the signals may have come from the plane's black box recorders.
Pakistan Taliban spokesperson blamed the government for a lack of progress in peace talks.
Saudi Arabia’s aviation authorities have warned Pakistan’s national flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), that all their flights will be cancelled if outstanding airport usage fees are not paid by April 17.
Mariam Koofi was shot in one of Kabul's upscale districts late on Tuesday after an argument with a member of the security forces, the interior ministry said in a statement. Her injury was not life threatening.
More than 280 people remained missing, 164 poeple rescued after a South Korean ferry with 477 people aboard capsized off the country's southwest
One Afghan police officer and Hafiz Mahfuz, an important Taliban leader, have been killed in a gunfight during which four Taliban members were captured alive.
Only around one in 200 citizens files income tax, leaving the state begging foreign donors to help fund crumbling public schools and hospitals.
Former general, Pervez Musharraf was stunned by a member of his legal counsel's unplanned statement to the court.
The Blue-fin 21 drone was forced to end its first deployment six hours into what was meant to be a 16-hour operation
North Korea said on Friday that the world would have to "wait and see" when asked for details of the "new form" of nuclear test it has threatened to carry out.
Indian Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's sister clashed with an estranged cousin running in the election on an opposition ticket
The president blamed both the sanctions and "tactless policies" by the previous hardline administration of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for the economic hardship faced by his nation
South Korean man confessed to "covering the child's nose and mouth with his hand," more than a month ago, killing him so that he could go to an Internet cafe