23 May 2013, 5:54 am
However, that prospect seems unlikely as North Korea has repeatedly said it will not abandon nuclear weapons while the United States insists North Korea must take meaningful steps on denuclearization before there can be talks.
23 May 2013, 5:38 am
The disaster highlighted the hazardous working conditions in Bangladesh's $20 billion garment industry and the lack of safety for millions of workers who are paid as low as $38 a month.
23 May 2013, 5:31 am
Former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has accused Iran's leadership of incompetence and ignorance just days after he was barred from standing in an election next month.
23 May 2013, 1:22 am
Afghanistan's cricket board says gunmen have kidnapped the father of its national team captain.
22 May 2013, 11:27 pm
Three Chinese government ships entered waters around disputed islands controlled by Tokyo on Thursday, Japan's coastguard said.
22 May 2013, 11:01 pm
A seven-year-old South Korean girl was killed instantly after being struck by the body of a man as he plunged from his tenth-floor apartment in an apparent suicide, a report said Thursday.
22 May 2013, 9:57 pm
The Obama administration acknowledged for the first time on Wednesday that four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen since 2009.
22 May 2013, 6:47 pm
American writer Lydia Davis edged past Indian literary veteran U R Ananthamurthy to win the Man Booker International Prize 2013 on Wednesday night.
22 May 2013, 6:07 pm
A new French online game is allowing players to step into the shoes of an ArcelorMittal worker by fighting police and a robot version of Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal to keep a factory open.
22 May 2013, 6:05 pm
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday linked growth in his country’s restive west with that in sluggish Pakistan, saying the two sides wanted to create an “economic corridor” to boost development.
22 May 2013, 5:44 pm
The most-shocking case to emerge is that of 10-year-old Damien Herian from Wolverhampton, who complained of a stomach-ache while at a theme park in Jalandhar.The boy was given an injection.
22 May 2013, 5:42 pm
The bill passed through the key Senate committee only after lawmakers reached a deal on H-1B visa expansion plan.
22 May 2013, 5:40 pm
"The senior Indian officials and their delegations were in South Africa for bilateral engagements with the Free State government," the high commission said in a statement.
22 May 2013, 5:37 pm
For years Anita Zhang's neighbours joked that if a tornado ever bore down on her Chinese restaurant, folks could take refuge in its roomy walk-in freezer.
22 May 2013, 8:35 am
An FBI agent shot and killed a Florida man who turned violent while being questioned about the Boston Marathon bombings early today, the bureau said.
22 May 2013, 6:42 am
The people of central Oklahoma know all too well the destructive power of a tornado, but when a big one rolled toward the town of Moore again on Monday, residents had few basements and storm shelters to run to when the alarm sounded, officials said.
22 May 2013, 6:06 am
Unknown gunmen shot dead at least seven women and five men at a brothel in Baghdad on Wednesday, security and medical officials said.
22 May 2013, 5:10 am
Hundreds of youths have set fire to cars and attacked police and rescue services in poor immigrant suburbs in three nights of rioting in Stockholm, Sweden's worst disorder in years.
22 May 2013, 3:54 am
Wind, humidity and rainfall combined precisely to create Monday's massive killer tornado in Oklahoma.
22 May 2013, 1:57 am
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday he would take up the ban of his close aide from the June 14 presidential election with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iranian media reported.
21 May 2013, 10:59 pm
A court in the city of Chongqing has charged six people with working together to blackmail government officials by recording videos of them having sex, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday.
21 May 2013, 10:30 pm
Around 600 Afghan interpreters who served with British forces fighting the Taliban in southern Afghanistan will be allowed to stay in Britain, the government revealed on Wednesday.
21 May 2013, 10:27 pm
Pakistani politician Imran Khan left hospital Wednesday, two weeks after breaking bones in his back in a fall at an election rally, a hospital spokesman said.
21 May 2013, 7:34 pm
North Korea says that a "special envoy" for leader Kim Jong Un has left for China.
21 May 2013, 4:29 pm
The US has identified five men who might be responsible for the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year, and has enough evidence to justify seizing them by military force as suspected terrorists, officials say.