In recent years, Japan's leaders haven't seemed able to hang onto power for more than a year, and the current prime minister, Naoto Kan, is poised to be the latest casualty.For months, critics have been hurling insults at the country's much-unloved leader and calling for his resignation.The frailty
As the U.S. teeters closer to the brink of debt default, the political stalemate is being watched closely by its biggest foreign creditor, China. At last count, Beijing owned almost $1.2 trillion of U.S.
The death toll from storms that have lashed South Korea and the Philippines rose Wednesday as torrential rains triggered landslides and flooding.South Korean officials said at least 32 people, including 10 college students, were killed when mudslides barreled through the capital city of Seoul and t
Pakistan's army is deploying alternative methods to deal with the menace of militants.The same Pakistani army that crushed the Taliban extremists two years ago in the Swat Valley is trying to deradicalize some 200 young militants from that conflict.
The bullet train crash that killed dozens of people in China this weekend has underscored doubts about the safety of the country's rapidly-expanding high speed rail network.One train rammed into the back of another that had stalled after being hit by lightning Saturday in China's deadliest rail acci
Imagine not being allowed to go outside, have a shower or drink cold water for an entire month. It might sound like a kind of house arrest. But every year tens of millions of Chinese women submit to this willingly.