13 Oct 2013 : The IMF and the World Bank held annual meetings this week in Washington under a cloud of financial constraints and questions about their legitimacy as bulwarks of the global economy.
13 Oct 2013 : Global finance chiefs stepped up calls Saturday for the Federal Reserve to take care in moving to cut its stimulus, as emerging countries wrestle with financial turbulence.
13 Oct 2013 : Taiwan seized more than 220 pounds of heroin in its biggest bust of the drug in 20 years, arresting two people involved in smuggling it from Vietnam, officials said Saturday.
13 Oct 2013 : Scholar Sulak Sivaraksa and leading civic groups have urged the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to scrap a plan to build an elevated highway along the Ratchadaphisek-Asok road, citing adverse impacts.
13 Oct 2013 : A farming rights group has urged the Agriculture Ministry look more closely at the issue of genetically modified (GM) contamination of papaya after Japan intensified its screening of the fruit and products from Thailand.
12 Oct 2013 : BLANTYRE, MALAWI - Malawian President Joyce Banda has dismissed her entire cabinet to tackle corruption in the southern African country's government.
12 Oct 2013 : ROME - The Mediterranean Sea is becoming a "cemetery" for poor migrants, Malta's prime minister said on Saturday after another boat sank off Sicily, killing dozens more people.
12 Oct 2013 : Buyers of second-hand cars should carefully check all documents for authenticity, police have warned after busting a gang selling bogus papers and licence plates.
12 Oct 2013 : HANOI - At least 21 people have died and scores more have been injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory in a military complex in northern Vietnam, an army official said on Saturday.
12 Oct 2013 : BHUBANESHWAR, INDIA - Strong winds and heavy rains pounded India's eastern coastline on Saturday, as hundreds of thousands of people took shelter from a massive, powerful cyclone that was expected to reach land in a few hours.