Tuberculosis and other diseases including herpes and rabies can be transferred from monkey to human prompting warnings over the use of primates as street performers.
A powerful typhoon pounds South Korea with strong winds, killing nine and churning up rough seas that smashed two Chinese fishing ships onto rocks.
A fickle monsoon plays havoc with millions of Indian farmers in a country where most people work in agriculture and farmland is rarely irrigated.
A speed boat carrying foreign tourists sinks near the popular Thai resort island of Koh Phi Phi in abnormally rough seas but all 41 passengers survive.
The savage past came hurtling back when one of Cambodia’s bloodiest killing grounds was discovered in Do Dontrei Village in the country’s northwest.
Indian police detain scores of anti-corruption activists who tried to march on homes of top political leaders to protest a scandal over selling coal fields.
A sophisticated plot in the Philippines attempted to frame a Canadian mining company in a fake murder scheme.
An international rights group accuses Thailand’s army chief of interfering with investigations into deadly political unrest that paralyzed Bangkok two years ago.
In its quest to bolster its global military might, China has developed a ship-based cruise missile capable of attacking targets thousands of kilometers inland.
The end of Sri Lanka’s long-running civil war has not meant a return to normalcy with forced disappearances still used as a political tool.
Heineken continues to inch toward a takeover of Tiger beer maker Asian Pacific Breweries by purchasing a 2.68 percent stake for around US $290 million.
North Korea hosts an international trade fair in the northeastern city of Rason which is earmarked as a potential hub for transportation, business and tourism.
Helicopters drop the first food and emergency supplies to a remote mountainous area three days after a deadly earthquake triggered landslides that cut off villages.
The Indian home secretary accuses websites in Pakistan of spreading false rumors that caused thousands to flee from the south and west of the country.
The wife of a disgraced Chinese politician receives a suspended death sentence for the murder of a British businessman.
Better known as stealthy killing machines to take out terrorists, drones are now also being used in skies across several continents to track endangered wildlife.
Around 300 rescuers search for Philippine Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo after his small plane crashed into the sea while attempting an emergency landing.
Thousands of panic-stricken Indians from the northeast flee the southern city of Bangalore on fears they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence at home.
Japan considers deporting 14 Chinese activists arrested for landing without authorization on disputed islands in the East China Sea.
Corrupt officials working-hand-in-hand with traffickers ensure that exotic animal shipments through Bangkok Airport are whisked off before they reach customs.