Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea for emotional reunions with relatives. The weeklong event, the first of its kind in almost three years, comes as the rival Koreas ramp up their reconciliation efforts.
North and South Korean officials met for rare high-level military talks, which concluded with no agreement. Experts say it is unclear what progress can be made in the near future because easing tensions must include North Korea's denuclearization.
A used bookshop owner in Japan found the memo tucked away in a journal. The document gives the first glimpse into conversation between Emperor Hirohito and Prime Minister Hideki Tojo on the eve of the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
A solar cooker company held a cookout to show that traditional Chinese dishes can be made in its devices. China is a "global hotspot" for black carbon emissions, half of which comes from residential kitchens and heaters.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is waging the most severe systematic crackdown on Christianity since religious freedom was written into the country's constitution in 1982, experts and activists say.
The Japanese high school students are using virtual reality to transport users back in time to before, during, and after the US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima 73 years ago today.
Jacinda Adern, New Zealand's third female and youngest ever prime minister, has returned to office after six weeks of maternity leave, hoping one day her path "will be normal" among elected leaders.
Morgan Hurd competes on the balance beam at the US Gymnastics Championships on Aug. 19, in Boston.
In a country where police respond to a domestic violence incident every four minutes, employers must now give survivors escaping abusive situations up to 10 days paid leave. New Zealand is the second country after the Philippines in 2004 to pass this kind of policy.
The report from a Washington D.C.-think tank comes amid concerns about North Korea's willingness to live up to the commitments made at the June summit with President Trump. The images are claimed to show dismantling work at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station.
As tourism rapidly increases in Bali, garbage collection services and infrastructure have failed to keep up. But citizens are making efforts with initiatives like self-funded apps, green camps for children, and volunteer cleanups, to counter the growing trash problem.
Five years after imposing a policy to stem the tide of asylum seekers, hundreds remain stuck in immigration camps in the nearby Pacific island nations of Papua New Guinea and Nauru.
As Melbourne – like many cities in Asia-Pacific and around the world – continues to grow, services and infrastructure struggle to keep up. Five innovative housing initiative in the city hope to reduce that strain by building stronger community bonds.
Canada offered to lead NATO's new training mission, pledging to provide 250 troops and an unspecified number of military helicopters to help Iraq fight against a future power grab by the Islamic State.
The Myanmar government is convening with the military and ethnic rebel groups at a major peace conference in an attempt to reach a formal cease-fire. This is the third attempt to reach an agreement as some rebel groups are reluctant to sign until political terms are made clearer.