Four Americans were killed during a rocket attack at Bagram Air Base, outside of Kabul, a Pentagon official said Tuesday on the condition of anonymity.
Afghan forces formally take over security leadership, and peace talks with the Taliban are now in the works.
A dolphin who died in the southern Chinese city of Sanya Monday has sparked nationwide anger after pictures surfaced of tourists near the shore mistreating and posing with the dying animal were spread on Weibo, China's most popular social network site.
A Bollywood star is facing a storm of controversy over the sex of his unborn child.
Triad attacks. Prostitute calling cards. Illicit money flows.
A violent attack on a group of Chinese students in a small town in southwest France has prompted anger and condemnation in China.
After violent protests, Indonesia's parliament Monday revised the national budget, allowing an increase of up to 44% in subsidized gas and diesel fuel prices.
North Korea has proposed high-level talks with the United States to "ease tensions in the Korean Peninsula," its state news agency reported early Sunday.
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari condemned the Sunday killings of two polio vaccination volunteers in the country's northwest, calling their slayings "cowardly and inhuman."
Faced with a sex scandal in his ranks, the chief of Australia's army delivered a blunt message to his troops: Treat your female comrades properly or "get out."
Militants bombed a university bus carrying women in southwestern Pakistan and then attacked a hospital, officials say.
North Korea proposed high-level talks with the United States to "ease tensions in the Korean Peninsula," its state news agency reported early Sunday.
When U.S. citizen Edward Snowden decided to flee to Hong Kong because of its "spirited commitment to free speech and the right of political dissent," he may not have anticipated that some in the city would launch a protest backing him.
Google says it is releasing 30 high-tech balloons in a trial of technology designed to bring the Internet to places where people are not yet connected.
Sitting alone in a hotel room, unable to contact friends or family or even walk the teeming streets of Hong Kong without looking over his shoulder, there can be few who can claim to know the fear and isolation that NSA leaker Edward Snowden is living through.
Wendi Deng, a businesswoman and mother of two is perhaps best known for the slap that protected her media mogul husband, Rupert Murdoch.
Appearing alongside some of Bollywood's biggest stars like Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan is a dream for many aspiring young actors in India.
Assailants bombed the home of the Pakistani founding father early Saturday, killing a police officer who fought back and injuring a civilian employee
A Chinese director, who exposed alleged human rights abuses, has been detained by secret police in Beijing, said a close friend and human rights groups.
Bangladesh building collapse: An end to recovery efforts, a promise of a new start, as final death toll stands at 1,127.
Thirty-one years ago, the four men serving me tea at the table of an attractive house in Nepal's capital were taking punishment from the Antarctic weather and an equally unforgiving enemy on a remote island chain in the South Atlantic.
Two people have died and 15 others are missing after a ferry capsized early Friday as it traveled between islands in the central Philippines, authorities said.
Zarni Aung's not sure how he contracted HIV -- it may have been from a tainted needle or a sex worker.
A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia Thursday, at a depth of 6.9 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Hashima Island is one of the strangest places you'll ever be able to explore -- and few can.
The world's oldest person has died in Japan, aged 116 -- just days after the passing of a Chinese woman with a rival claim to the title.
When Burmese commuters have an accident they don't dial 911 or any ordinary emergency service.
A large white poster dominates Liu Xiuzhi's simple room.
At Chi-Med's labs in Shanghai, a group of 70 chemists has been working for a decade to try and crack the mysteries of Chinese medicine.
South Korea's Unification Ministry says what were supposed to be high-level talks between North and South Korea will not happen as scheduled Wednesday.
Lights flicker on and off at any hour of the day, sending visitors' eyes toward the ceiling, while locals carry on without a pause.
A Chinese spaceship blasts off from the Gobi Desert, carrying three astronauts on what is expected to be the country's longest crewed mission yet.
The Taliban claim responsibility for Tuesday's suicide blast outside the Afghan Supreme Court in Kabul, an attack that killed 17 people and wounded 39.
CNN's Nic Robertson is the only Western correspondent at China's scheduled rocket launch. Behind a relaxed façade he finds the ambition taking China into space.
China has launched three astronauts into orbit for the country's fifth and longest crewed mission in its burgeoning space exploration program.
Chinese Internet users have come out in strong support of American data leaker Edward Snowden, with many calling on Hong Kong to refuse any extradition request.
Taliban militants beheaded two children in southern Afghanistan, a provincial governor's office said.
Part of a residential building collapsed in central Mumbai on Monday evening, killing four people and injuring six, and rescuers continued to search for others who might be trapped Tuesday morning, officials said.
Edward Snowden, the former technical assistant for the CIA who has leaked details of a top-secret American program, has checked out of a Hong Kong hotel where he was holed up for three weeks.
Taliban fighters armed with guns and explosives clashed with security forces after taking over a building near the airport in the Afghan capital on Monday.
North Korean and South Korean officials held their first government-level talks in years on Sunday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports.
North and South Korea appear set to hold talks over the weekend after Pyongyang on Friday reconnected a hotline between the two sides
A bus caught fire in the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen on Friday, killing at least 20 people and injuring more than 30 others.
The presidents of the world's arguably two most powerful nations, Barack Obama of the U.S. and Xi Jinping of China, are due to meet Friday in California
North and South Korea agreed Thursday to hold talks about reopening their shared manufacturing zone
If it were not for the powerful stench and desperate shouts emanating from the wire cages, the men sitting in rows, each wearing a white skull cap, look like they could be at a prayer meeting.
The young seamstress who survived 17 days in the rubble of a collapsed Bangladesh factory building has a new job -- a 5-star hotel said it had hired her.
Indian police have arrested three men in the gang rape of an American woman
Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi says she wants to run for president in Myanmar's next election.
We arrive in the morning at the Animal Quarantine Center in Nakhon Phanom, north-east Thailand, just a few kilometers away from mountains which outline the border with Laos. The summer heat is already beating down hard and it's only 9 a.m.
Two women and a child were killed when militants blew themselves up in Pakistan's violence-hit Balochistan province Thursday, police said.
Australia's most senior Catholic has urged the government of Victoria not to change the state's laws to allow the victims of sex abuse at the hands of clergy to seek higher compensation than currently available.
In the bustling Bogalay Market in Bo Ta Htaung Township in Yangon, Myanmar's commercial center and largest city, traders spend long hours perched behind stalls or waiting in the street for passing trade. When asked what they think of Myanmar's transformation since the dark days under the military junta, many say the country's poorest people have yet to see their lives change for the better.
On the stand for drug trafficking, Talina Prieto Vazquez tearfully insisted she didn't know that when her husband brought her to Hong Kong she would be taking part in one of the city's largest ever cocaine trafficking cases.
Scientists have discovered the oldest primate skeleton to date, from a creature that resembles humans' evolutionary line, anthropoids, as well as tarsiers.
An American woman who authorities say was gang-raped by three men after visiting a popular Hindu temple was resting in her hotel Wednesday, police said.
As political comebacks go, Nawaz Sharif's is among the more remarkable.
Remember when woolly mammoths roamed the planet? No? Well don't worry if you missed the last ice age -- scientists have moved one step closer to possibly bringing the beasts back to life with the discovery of liquid blood in a well-preserved mammoth carcass in Siberia.
An American woman traveling in northern India was allegedly gang-raped Tuesday after she accepted a ride with three men in a truck, police said.
Relatives of workers missing in a deadly poultry plant fire in China gathered outside the factory seeking answers
Ten schoolchildren and 2 ISAF soldiers were killed Monday when a suicide bomber attacked a bazaar in Afghanistan's Paktia province, officials said.
An early morning fire at a poultry processing plant in northeast China killed at least 119 people Monday, state-run Xinhua news agency said.
More than 20 garment workers on strike were injured this week during clashes outside a factory in Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia, a labor leader said.
Packed tight into wire baskets -- sometimes 20 or more to a cage -- animal rights activists say as many as 200,000 live dogs every year are smuggled from northeast Thailand across the Mekong River destined for restaurants in Vietnam.
Nine young North Koreans who thought they were near freedom were instead sent back to the country by Laos.
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan on Sunday, killing at least one and sending panicked residents dashing to the streets.
Could search crews be just a few hundred feet from solving a mystery that has riveted millions for 76 years?
Pakistani security forces killed 19 suspected terrorists and injured 12 more in a clash during maneuvers in the country's northwest regions, the military said Friday.
A train speeding through a forested corridor in India's West Bengal killed three elephants and another is in a critical condition, a wildlife official said Friday.
In a story that could step straight from the pages of a Charles Dickens novel, an Indian son has worked night and day in a garment factory to earn the bail money to get his mother out of jail.
Did you ever wonder what happens to your old laptop or cellphone when you throw it away?
A newborn baby boy who was found alive inside a toilet pipe in China, has been released from a hospital and taken home by his maternal grandparents, police said.
A newborn baby boy who was found alive inside a toilet pipe in Jinhua, China, has been released from a hospital and taken home by his maternal grandparents, police said Thursday.
The mother of a newborn rescued from a sewage pipe in China "deeply regrets what she did," police said Tuesday.
Gracen Duffield, 45, sold her house in Austin, Texas and threw in a successful career in IT with Dell Inc. to take MBA studies in China -- "somewhere with real opportunities," she said.
It's called "Shanghai's 3rd Annual Love and Marriage Expo."
It's been 60 years since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to summit the world's tallest mountain, and even all these long decades later, their feat resonates as one of the 20th century's enduring, signature moments.
The Pakistan Taliban's No. 2 leader was killed in a drone strike in the country's tribal region, sources say.
A dinosaur found in China, gives scientists new understandings of how birds evolved, according to a Nature study.
Two attackers and a security guard were killed on Wednesday during an assault on a Red Cross building in Afghanistan and a gun battle between police and militants, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.
Insurgents in the Afghan city of Jalalabad attacked a Red Cross building Wednesday, an Afghan lawmaker told CNN.
American defense officials pushed back against the notion that China has used cyberespionage to obtain extensive design information on advanced U.S. weapons.
Two local officials in China have been suspended following allegations that a teenage girl was handcuffed and paraded around town
Feng Xiaofeng moves down an alleyway toward her home in Wuli, an ordinary village in eastern China's Zhejiang province, with an extraordinary problem.
The Japanese government was quick to distance itself from Toru Hashimoto, mayor of Osaka, after his comments on the apparent necessity of "comfort women" caused an international storm.
Gunmen fired on two female health workers administering polio vaccines in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, killing one and wounding the other.
Hackers using a server in China stole the blueprints for the new headquarters of Australia's main spy agency "some time ago," an opposition senator said
An octogenarian climber has abandoned his bid to reclaim the title of the oldest man to climb Mt Everest after a combination of poor climbing weather and government red tape forced him to call off the ascent.
Build it and they will come. That appears to have been the strategy for urban development in China over the last decade, during what has arguably been the largest and fastest urbanization of a society in modern history.
The Australian prime minister has described as "inaccurate" a TV report alleging that several government institutions fell victim to foreign cyberattacks.
Residents of coastal areas in Bangladesh and Myanmar prepare for Tropical Cyclone Mahasen, a large storm that's rumbling toward them across the Bay of Bengal.
A Japanese helicopter plucked the pilot of a U.S. fighter jet from the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday after an unspecified problem forced him to eject in mid-flight.
Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has joined human rights activists in criticizing a two-child limit imposed on Muslim families in areas of western Myanmar.
The dramatic rescue began after cries were heard from a fourth-floor apartment toilet.
A fight for supremacy between two octogenarian climbers is heating up on the slopes of the world's highest mountain.
A controversial Japanese politician apologized Monday for suggesting that U.S. military service members should use the adult entertainment industry in Japan.
A personal envoy to North Korea's leader indicated Kim Jung Un was open to restarting nuclear disarmament talks, Chinese state-run media reported Friday.
A senior official from India's governing Congress party suffered brutal treatment at the hands Maoist insurgents in a deadly attack at the weekend, police say
From the "Three Represents" to the "Harmonious Society," Beijing has long been fond of clunky political slogans.