China's modernising navy has taken an increasingly assertive stance in guarding what it sees as its sovereign maritime territory in the East China and South China Seas.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye appealed to his Chinese counterpart as the North looks set to defy UN obligations.
Rebel footage showed a partially exploded canister with the chemical symbol for chlorine along with the name of Chinese arms manufacturer Norinco.
Australian police have secured the material, found 10 km (6 miles) east of the town of Augusta at the southern tip of Western Australia state
Manila offered an apology and compensation for a hostage tragedy almost four years ago, settling a lengthy diplomatic spat
Most of the bodies found in the last two days had broken fingers, presumably from the children frantically trying to climb the walls or floors to escape in their last moments
Canberra's tough stance on asylum seekers has been criticised by the United Nations and other groups as illegal and inhumane.
A Chinese labour activist has been missing for more than 24 hours and his wife suspects he was detained by state security agents
The rebels were killed in military operations during the last 24 hours.
The Japanese tanker, headed for Myanmar from Singapore, had Indonesian, Thai, Myanmar and Indian crew members.
If found guilty, Yingluck could be forced to step down and some legal experts say the whole government would have to go with her
Russia has boosted the number of snap military drills since tensions have risen with neighbour Ukraine.
Authorities suspended the air search for the second day in a row on Wednesday due to heavy rain, low cloud and big seas.
Pakistan's Defense Ministry has applied to have Geo TV's license cancelled as it is blamed for murder attempt.
Main opposition BNP claims the country is not getting its 'due share' of water from neighboring India, with which it shares dozens of rivers.
Increased activity had been seen in a six-week period from early March to April 19, including in an area where there were two completed tunnels
Expedition leaders said tension was running high at Everest base camp after incident, which has rekindled debate on the disproportionate risks that sherpas take helping foreign mountaineers
Fighting between Myanmar army and Kachin rebels has forced thousands, including around 1,000 children, to leave their temporary homes, UNICEF says.
"These crocodile tears ... will not do," said Abhishek Manu Singhvi, a leader of the ruling Congress party, referring to Modi's Twitter posts criticising colleagues' statements.
About 58 parties including the ruling Puea Thai Party met in Bangkok to discuss a rerun, after months of anti-government protests
SKorea defense ministry spokesperson says forces keeping in mind possibility that North Korea may suddenly conduct a nuclear test