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SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump sent a happy birthday message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea’s national security adviser Chung Eui-Yong said on Friday. Chung,...

President urges Tokyo not to ‘politicise’ issue of South Koreans forced to work by Japanese firms during World War II. South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in has said Japan should take...

Kim spoke for seven hours before members of the ruling Workers’ Party and warn of ‘protracted’ struggle ahead. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for active “diplomatic...

Some of them told Al Jazeera they have been held in Chinese internment camps as part of the country’s crackdown on Muslims. Al Jazeera has heard harrowing new testimony from people who say they...

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese police found the remains of at least five people in a wooden boat suspected to be from North Korea on the coast of one of Japan’s outlying islands on Saturday, a...

At least three people were killed in the 6.9 magnitude earthquake, the fifth to hit the country’s south since October. Search and rescue efforts continued on Monday at a three-storey building in...

Botulism being feared behind the death of thousands of mostly migratory birds along Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan state. After an estimated 18,000 birds are found dead along an Indian saltwater lake in...

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Schools in India’s capital New Delhi will reopen on Monday after closing for two days due to a spike in pollution levels, but air quality is likely to remain “very...

Former defence chief Rajapaksa’s supporters stir ethnic tensions as he takes on the ruling party’s Premadasa. Colombo, Sri Lanka – At Kesbewa, a suburb of Sri Lanka’s capital...

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Port of Los Angeles, the busiest for ocean trade with China, processed fewer containers of imported goods in September as the prolonged U.S.-China trade war whipsaws...

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The man accused of killing 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand in March has withdrawn an application to have his trial moved away from Christchurch, the city where the attacks...

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The United States hopes to see rapid action by India to lift restrictions it has imposed in Kashmir and the release of detainees there, the senior U.S. diplomat for South Asia...

Thousands have been detained and many of them tortured since India revoked Kashmir’s autonomy a month ago. Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – A month since India’s powerful Home...

Army says court martial proceedings are under way after inquiry at village said to have been a Rohingya mass grave site. Myanmar’s army says rare court martial proceedings are under way following...

United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) and Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) sign pact to win Malay Muslim votes. Malaysia’s two oldest political parties have formed an alliance, presenting...

TOKYO (Reuters) – One of the strongest typhoons to hit the Japanese capital in recent years hit just east of Tokyo on Monday, killing one woman, with record-breaking winds and stinging rain that...