Nine men have been arrested in connection with the chopping attack on a former editor of a Hong Kong newspaper that sparked concerns over press freedom, police said Wednesday.
Two triad-connected suspects were arrested on the Chinese mainland, while seven "accomplices" were arrested in a raid in Hong Kong, police commissioner Andy Tsang told reporters.Full Story
The African Union opened a commission of inquiry Wednesday into atrocities carried out in the ongoing conflict in South Sudan.
South Sudan's government has been at war with rebel groups since December 15, when a clash between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and those loyal to sacked vice president Riek Machar snowballed into full-scale fighting across the world's newest nation.Full Story
Amnesty International criticized the Philippine government Wednesday for allegedly failing to crack down on torture committed by the security forces against detained persons.
"Impunity for torture and other ill-treatment remains a critical human rights problem in the Philippines," London-based Amnesty charged in a letter to the United Nations Human Rights Council.Full Story
Tens of thousands of people turned out Wednesday for the funeral of a teenage boy whose death from injuries suffered during last year's anti-government protests sparked violent countrywide demonstrations.
Police were bracing for further clashes after they fired tear gas and water cannon at stone-hurling protesters in several cities on Tuesday following the death of 15-year-old Berkin Elvan after 269 days in a coma.Full Story
India's home minister on Wednesday vowed to exact revenge for a deadly ambush by Maoist rebels, as undercover agents tried to track down the attackers in their forest hideouts.
"The way our soldiers have lost their lives, we will definitely take revenge for this," Sushilkumar Shinde told reporters on a visit to the central state of Chhattisgarh, a day after the attack which left 16 dead.Full Story
Twelve people including four women were killed on Wednesday in a violent clash between two gangs in Pakistan's Karachi, officials said, with the death toll feared to rise.
"The clash erupted this morning when two gangs exchanged heavy gunfire. Later they fired RPGs and lobbed hand grenades at each other," senior police official Faisal Bashir said.Full Story
Top South Korean and Japanese diplomats held talks in Seoul on Wednesday as the United States pushed its two key Asian allies to improve badly strained ties.
The meeting between South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-Yong and his Japanese counterpart Akitaka Saiki came with relations between Seoul and Tokyo at their lowest ebb for years.Full Story
Police flooded Facebook's headquarters in Northern California to investigate a threat they later found wasn't credible.
Menlo Park police Commander Dave Bertini says Facebook's campus was locked down Tuesday night after San Francisco police passed on a report of a threat shortly after 7 p.m.Full Story
North Korea is becoming more and more adept at dodging international sanctions, a panel of experts said in a report presented Tuesday to the United Nations.
The commission of eight experts told the U.N. Security Council that it reached this conclusion on the basis of recent inspections and seizures of banned cargo.Full Story
South Korea's spy agency chief came under growing pressure to step down Wednesday over a scandal with political ramifications involving the fabrication of evidence in an espionage case.
The National Intelligence Service (NIS) has been accused of forging documents -- including Chinese border control records -- to build a spying case against a former Seoul City official who escaped to South Korea from North Korea in 2004.Full Story