Five suicide bombers carried out the attack which killed 31 people in the capital of China`s troubled Xinjiang region, state media reported a day after the deadliest terrorist attack to date in the region.
Asia`s robust economy and strong demand for drugs drove global production and trafficking of methamphetamine to record levels last year, with Japan one of the most lucrative markets, the United Nations said today.
Polio as a disease has been eradicated from India but some parts of the world still are at a risk. The World Health Organization has warned that the spread of polio has become an international public health emergency.
Barack Obama arrived in Malaysia on Saturday hoping to energise relations with the predominantly Muslim country and re-focus a four-nation Asian tour repeatedly distracted by foreign-policy crises elsewhere.
North Korea warned Monday that an upcoming Asian tour by US President Barack Obama could escalate military tensions, as South Korean media cited intelligence reports of increased activity at the North`s main nuclear test site.
US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel faced grilling from Chinese military cadets here, a day after he traded barbs publicly with his Chinese counterpart over Washington`s role in sensitive territorial disputes in the Asia Pacific region to counter Beijing`s rise.
The Philippines was set to push forward on Sunday its case in the United Nations challenging Beijing`s claim to most of the South China Sea, a day after a dramatic stand-off with the Asian giant`s coastguard.
In a ground-breaking research, archaeologists have unearthed stone tools that suggest that humans reached what is now northeast Brazil as early as 22,000 years ago - upending a belief that people first arrived in the Americas from Asia about 13,000 years ago.
Ahead of a dialogue with India, the US has said as it implements its strategic rebalance to Asia, it will work with India to address both the challenges and the opportunities across the Indo-Pacific region.