US, S Korea and Japan in intel pact

Trilateral deal to share information on North Korean threat

Australia’s aboriginal villages in peril

States withdraw funding amid budget cuts

Remembering Christmas 1979 in Afghanistan

We should give some thought to how easily we intervene — but also to how badly we rebuild nations

Japan inflation slips to 14-month low

Fall in CPI threatens exit from ‘deflationary mindset’

North Korea farce packs US theatres

Controversial film ‘not actually a serious comedy’

Abe sworn in on renewed economic mandate

Japan PM to name new cabinet following easy election victory

Modi forces through insurance reform

Emergency decree raises cap on foreign investment in sector

Pakistan PM calls for new anti-terror force

Sharif proposes bigger army role following Peshawar attack

Tribal militants kill 48 in India’s Assam

Separatists launch attacks in retaliation for offensive against them

Our destiny is to move beyond Earth

Space exploration, robotic and manned, deserves public funding

North Korea knows the power of film

Pyongyang’s propaganda machine has long taken the big screen seriously

Xi graft purge snares predecessor’s aide

Probe launched into Ling Jihua, top adviser to former president

BJP poised for gains in India state polls

Party set to win in Jharkhand and come second in Jammu and Kashmir

HK property tycoon jailed for 5 years

Thomas Kwok found guilty after fraud trial

North Korea hit by internet shutdown

Outage seen as retaliation for cyber attack on Sony

China’s GM crops fail to bear fruit

Bureaucratic stalemate stalls approvals of newly developed products

Russia’s ills spread around the region

Strain shows politically and economically in former Soviet Union

China has gifts but no guilt at Christmas

Far more Chinese celebrate the tradition than believe in it

Pakistan court halts militants’ executions

Lawyer says his client was not provided full details of planned hanging

North Korea threatens attacks on US

Pyongyang warns of strikes in response to hack allegations