CNN's Kristie Lu Stout is at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, for an in-depth look at the power of sport in China.
A Japanese lawmaker facing drug charges punishable by death has pleaded not guilty in a Chinese court, Chinese state media reports.
Two teenage girls, who were found dead and hanging from a tree in northern India in May, were not raped as originally alleged, according to new report.
China turns to the tale of an 18th century concubine to foster greater social harmony among ethnic groups.
Tens of thousands flee violence in Myanmar only to be robbed, beaten and starved on boats helmed by human traffickers, according to a new U.N. report.
Outspoken Australian billionaire tycoon and politician Clive Palmer apologizes for calling Chinese people "mongrels" who "shoot their own people."
In the latest stomach-churning food scandal to hit China, police have seized 30,000 tons of tainted chicken feet.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has morphed into a considerably warmer and drier alternative in India.
A single double-sided page believed to be from the Quran has sold at auction for $68,000.
China has executed eight people convicted of terrorism, including three for their roles in an attack in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, Xinhua reported.
A Chinese fighter jet made several "dangerous" and "unprofessional" passes at a U.S. Navy plane this week -- coming as close as 20 feet at one point -- in what the White House called a "deeply concerning provocation."
Residents combed through mud looking for bodies of their loved ones after heavy rains triggered landslides that swallowed up homes in Hiroshima, Japan.
Pakistan and India exchanged fire near the border in the disputed Kashmir region early Saturday, killing at least two people from each country.
More than a month after the airliner they were traveling on was shot down above Ukraine, the bodies of 20 Malaysian passengers arrived back in Kuala Lumpur.
The Shuimo Community has grown rapidly in recent years and freshwater supplies can't keep up with the expansion.
It was a photo shoot that caught India's attention -- five courageous survivors of acid attacks posed for portraits.
Malaysian police have charged two people over the alleged theft of around $35,000 from the bank accounts of four passengers on missing airliner MH370.
Offensive remarks about China made by Australian tycoon and politician Clive Palmer have struck a chord on Chinese social media.
Kung fu movie star Jackie Chan says he "takes responsibility" for the drug charges laid against his son, 32-year-old Jaycee Chan, in Beijing.
The military leader who took control of Thailand in a coup in May has been named the country's prime minister.
Anti-government protesters have managed to breach a high-security zone in Pakistan's capital, despite the presence of thousands of security personnel.
No immediate links between 19 people arrested on terror charges in Malaysia and ISIS, police said Wednesday.
Chinese police have arrested nearly 1,000 suspected members of a banned religious group, state media reported.
A Texan couple faces an agonizing wait for the birth of their baby boy to a surrogate, some 14,000 kilometers away, in a country now under military rule.
A man has died after being attacked by a pale-headed saltwater crocodile nicknamed "Michael Jackson" in Australia's Northern Territory.
Indonesian rescuers have expanded the search for two tourists missing more than three days after their boat sank.
Six people, two of them children, were killed Tuesday when a school bus was struck by a remote-controlled bomb in northwestern Pakistan, authorities said.
The 32-year-old son of actor and kung fu star Jackie Chan has been arrested in Beijing on drugs charges, as authorities clamp down on celebrity offenders.
Getting divorced is never an easy thing, but a city district in northwestern China wants to make it just a bit harder.
Kashmiri separatist leaders on Monday slammed New Delhi's decision to call off talks with Pakistan, scheduled for August 25 in Islamabad.
Chinese are turning to overseas "personal shoppers" to get their hands on authentic luxury goods at lower prices but customs are cracking down on the trade.
Thousands of people marched in Hong Kong to protest Occupy Central, a group that has threatened civil disobedience unless Hong Kong gets universal suffrage.
They were once referred to as the "Vatican's spies." But one Christian hopes attitudes towards missionaries are changing in North Korea.
Malaysian police are still searching for a Pakistani national over the alleged theft of money from bank accounts belonging to four people aboard MH370.
Search crews in Indonesia have suspended efforts to locate two tourists, still missing two and half days after the tourist boat they were traveling in sank. The head of the rescue mission says the search will resume on Tuesday morning.
Dozens of people have been killed in flooding in northern and eastern India, while the death toll in Nepal has passed 100.
Kabaddi -- one of India's oldest indigenous sports and a mix of school-yard tag and wrestling, is making a comeback.
Two Americans are charged in the death of a Chicago woman whose body was found in a suitcase in Indonesia.
Thousands of anti-government supporters join a march to Islamabad to demand the resignation of the country's prime minister.
Detentions, the kidnapping of bishops, tearing down churches -- these are the actions against Christians China has been guilty of.
What could bring together the biggest names in the Korean pop industry? A visit by the Pope will do it.
Pope Francis arrived in Seoul Thursday, marking the first papal visit to the country in 25 years.
Pen Farthing's nonprofit group has reunited animals with nearly 700 service members from eight countries.
Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters are expected to join a march on Pakistan's capital as the country celebrates its independence.
A 62-year-old American woman's body was found inside a suitcase at a luxury hotel in Bali.
Security has been stepped up around a prominent Australian Muslim leader after Twitter threats from a Sydney-based militant seen in recent photos clutching severed heads in Syria.
Very few pandas are born each year, but even fewer of the fragile cubs stay alive.
The family of Jeffrey Edward Fowle, a U.S. tourist detained in N. Korea for apparently breaking an unspecified law, has apologized to the reclusive state.
San Francisco-based TechCrunch brought a taste of Silicon Valley to Beijing this week, with more than 100 startups showcasing their innovations to tech fans and investors at a two-day event in the Chinese capital.
A proud father's boast accompanies an image the U.S. secretary of state on Tuesday called "one of the most disturbing, stomach-turning, grotesque photographs ever displayed."
Japan's defense white paper has done little to mend fences with Beijing, amid claims the "China threat" is being used to justify a bigger defense budget.
Bollywood actress and UNICEF India Ambassador Priyanka Chopra met with young women in Chandrapur, India, to mark International Youth Day.
Here's a look at the life of former Chinese President Jiang Zemin.
A tour bus accident in southwest Tibet left at least 44 people dead, China's state-run news agency Xinhua reported via Twitter Saturday.
An expatriate corporate investigator, Peter Humphrey, has been sentenced to two and a half years in a Chinese jail.
An expatriate corporate detective based in Beijing and Shanghai, who worked with GlaxoSmithKline's under-fire Chinese wing, could soon discover the cost of allegedly falling afoul of China's often hazy corporate law.
The retirement of beloved Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki means the studio he founded faces an uncertain future.
A high-ranking U.S. general was shot and killed in an attack in Afghanistan Tuesday; U.S. officials believe gunman was an Afghan soldier.
Two former top leaders in Cambodia's notorious Khmer Rouge, which ruled the Southeast Asian country between 1975 and 1979, were found guilty of crimes against humanity by a specially-convened Cambodian court Thursday.
China's 700 million smartphone users will no longer be able to share stories about politics without official approval, according to new regulations announced by authorities on Thursday, which took immediate effect.
Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Afghanistan on an unannounced trip.
The death toll has risen to 615 after Sunday's earthquake in southwest China's Yunnan province, China's state-run CCTV reported Thursday evening.
Thai authorities have raided two premises and seized nine babies -- allegedly fathered by one Japanese man -- as part of the country's crackdown on suspected illegal surrogacy.
How's this for a bright idea? Police in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen are responding to headlight infractions with an eye-for-an-eye punishment.
His name is Gammy. He's just seven months old and is attracting attention to the murky world of surrogacy in Thailand, as the military-led country cracks down on the industry.
At least 1.7 million people -- nearly a quarter of Cambodia's population -- were killed by execution, disease, starvation and overwork under the Khmer Rouge's brutal rule from 1975 to 1979.
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What was supposed to be a straightforward cash deal to carry a child for desperate parents has turned into an international spat over who said what, and exposed the darker side of a business credited with creating happiness for many couples.
People wearing Islamic-style clothing and large beards are banned from riding public buses during the Xinjiang Sports Games in northwestern China.
A man in Perth, Australia, somehow slipped and got his leg stuck in the narrow space between a commuter train and the platform Wednesday.
A televised confession this week detailing a life of illegal gambling and paid-for sex has capped the dramatic fall from grace of Guo Meimei.
The construction of what would be Seoul's tallest building has hit a snag following the appearance of a number of mysterious sinkholes in and around the neighborhood where it is being built.
Seven suspected militants were killed in Pakistan, intelligence and government officials said.
A full day after a passenger ferry with as many as 300 people on board sank in Bangladesh, hundreds of anxious people waited on the bank of the Padma river until late evening as a search for bodies failed to turn up any sign of survivors.
They dress like allies, but they kill like enemies. Why do some Afghan forces turn on their coalition partners?
The death toll from a 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck China's southwestern Yunnan province on Sunday has risen to 589, with nine people still missing.
A Canadian couple living close to China's border with North Korea are under investigation for the suspected theft of state secrets, state media said.
Australia said Wednesday that it has has chosen a Dutch company to carry out the next phase of the underwater search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Search and rescue teams are searching for more than 100 people still missing after a river-going ferry capsized in Bangladesh, with three bodies recovered so far, a police official says.
At least 381 people have been killed, and 1,881 injured after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit China's southwestern Yunnan province on Sunday.
A gang wielding knives and axes attacked civilians, a police station, government offices and smashed vehicles, China's state-run Xinhua news agency says.
A factory explosion killed 75 people Saturday in China, according to state-run news agency Xinhua.
The death toll is rising in Taiwan in a series of explosions triggered by underground gas leaks in the southern city of Kaohsiung.
Rescuers have recovered 90 bodies so far after landslides trapped dozens of people last week in a western Indian village.
Nine terror suspects were killed in the volatile northwestern Chinese region of Xinjiang on Friday, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Rescuers have recovered 51 bodies after landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains trapped about 170 people in a western Indian village.
How do social media posts about a giant inflatable toad relate to criticism of a former Chinese President?
Landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains may have trapped 170 people or more in a village in western India, a senior official said Wednesday.
Kenneth Bae, an American detained in North Korea, said he feels like the U.S. has abandoned him, a pro-North Korea newspaper in Japan reports.
They were warned not to share it, but share it they did.
What might be a good way to get your misbehaving kids to pipe down this summer? Tell them you'll ship them off to North Korea.
President Xi Jinping's campaign to punish corrupt Chinese officials has hit its biggest target.
Chinese authorities formally charged a detained Uyghur scholar with "separatism," state media reported Wednesday.
North Korea fired four projectiles on Wednesday morning toward the Sea of Japan, an official with the South Korean Defense Ministry told CNN.
If you're wary of chicken and beef products after a major meat supply scandal in Asia, the McDonald's in Japan could have an alternative for you -- tofu and fish nuggets.
McDonald's restaurants in many Chinese cities have been eerily quiet this past week.
After months of intense political rumors, China's ruling Communist Party announced Tuesday an official probe into a retired senior leader for suspected "serious disciplinary violation."