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.
Investigators are convinced that someone with deep knowledge of the Boeing777-200ER and commercial navigation diverted Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, carrying 12 crew and 227 mainly Chinese passengers.
China deployed 21 satellites to scour its territory for a missing Malaysian jetliner, while Australia said it had drastically narrowed its sector of the search area but was still looking in an expanse of ocean the size of Spain and Portugal.
The Philippine government and Muslim rebels will sign a peace deal to end one of Asia`s longest and deadliest insurgencies "by the end of March", Malaysia`s prime minister said on Friday after meeting his Filipino counterpart.
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama feels the India-China `rivalry` is neither good for Asia nor for the cause of the Tibetans and says there is real room to develop trust between the two neighbours.
AIFF technical director Robert Bann has stressed on the need to organise a pre World Cup tournament in 2016 involving countries from Asia, Africa, Europe and South America as part of preparation for hosting the U-17 FIFA World Cup in 2017.