World leaders will arrive for the G20 summit in China on Saturday to a full ceremonial welcome. Schools and construction sites have been shut down, and every detail meticulously choreographed to showcase the country's starring role as this year's host.
Human rights groups have called for an end to the "relentless suppression" of lawyers and activists in China, as the first of those detained in a nationwide crackdown last year are put on trial.
A man accused of carrying out Japan's worst mass killing since the end of the Second World War appeared to be smiling as he was transferred from police custody to see prosecutors. Satoshi Uematsu, 26, a former employee at the care centre where he is suspected of murdering 19 residents, looked relaxed as cameras surrounded the police van.
Animal rights activists have rescued dozens of dogs from a slaughterhouse in southern China ahead of a controversial dog meat festival due to be held next week. The frightened animals - 21 dogs, eight puppies, and five cats and kittens - were crammed into small cages together.
Technically, we are in international waters, but we are heading close to the Chinese-controlled Subi Reef, and the Philippines fishermen on board are frightened. The captain and his crew are up on deck keeping watch, anxiously scanning the horizon. Some of the men want to turn around.
One of our journalist colleagues has been formally expelled from the DPRK, albeit he and his team were already on the way to the airport, and booked on their own scheduled flights. His offence was allegedly "disrespectful reporting", as adjudicated by one of the government ministries here.
Close to a quarter of a million people have been evacuated from their homes as the search for survivors goes on after a series of strong earthquakes in southern Japan. The rescue operation in the worst-affected region, Kumamoto prefecture continues despite deteriorating weather conditions, with strong winds and heavy rain.
Close to a quarter of a million people have been evacuated from their homes as the search for survivors goes on after a series of strong earthquakes in southern Japan. The rescue operation in the worst-affected region, Kumamoto prefecture, continued overnight, despite deteriorating weather conditions, with strong winds and heavy rain.
North Korea's attempt to launch a powerful new ballistic missile on the birthday of its founder appears to have failed. Intelligence reports in recent days had suggested the north was preparing its first flight test of the Musudan - an intermediate-range missile with an estimated range of 2500-4000km.
A British academic has been killed in southern China in a case friends believe may be linked to a million-dollar property deal. Hilary St John Bower, 60, had been due to retire after more than a decade as an English Language lecturer at Hong Kong's Polytechnic University, and is said to have been looking forward to spending more time with his six-year-old son.
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Selecting a term
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