A city in northwestern China's Xinjiang region has banned people with large beards or Islamic clothing from boarding buses, state media has said.
A UN-backed tribunal in Cambodia has sentenced two former Khmer Rouge leaders to life in prison for crimes against humanity related to their role in the country's 1970s terror.
The death toll in southwestern China's earthquake has risen to 589 as search and rescue teams push into isolated mountain communities to clear debris from collapsed homes.
A senior Japanese scientist embroiled in a stem-cell research scandal has apparently committed suicide, according to police.
Asylum seekers held on an Australian customs vessel at sea for weeks have been offered lifeboats and told to make their own way back to India, according to a lawyer for the group.
A South Korean university has rescinded an invitation for three Nigerians to attend a conference and a group of South Korean medical volunteers has called off a trip to West Africa amid growing concerns about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
An earthquake has struck southwestern China, killing at least 175 people in a remote mountainous area of Yunnan province, and causing some buildings, including a school, to collapse.
Australia has secretly flown 157 asylum-seekers to a detention camp on the Pacific island of Nauru, under the country's hardline immigration policy.
An explosion has killed 68 people and injured 187 at a Chinese factory that makes wheels for US carmakers, including General Motors, state media said.
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|William A. Cook|