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20 Dec 2013 : The US Senate postponed its confirmation vote on President Barack Obama's choice to head the Federal Reserve, with a final decision on Janet Yellen now set for January 6.
20 Dec 2013 : The Bank of Japan on Friday held off announcing any fresh measures to stimulate the economy, offering the upbeat view that it was "recovering moderately" while efforts to stoke inflation were taking hold.
30 Oct 2013 : Philippine President Benigno Aquino went on national television Wednesday to publicly declare that he was "not a thief" in an attempt to head off a growing corruption scandal that threatens to derail his political agenda.
30 Oct 2013 : Communist insurgents who have battled government forces for decades turned their fury on hundreds of pigs at a farm in the southern Philippines, a military spokesman said.
30 Oct 2013 : Indonesia protested strongly to the United States Wednesday after a report said Washington had been monitoring phone calls and communication networks from its embassy in Jakarta, as the spying row spread to Asia.
30 Oct 2013 : Russia began the 100 day countdown to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi on Wednesday, with International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach promising an "unforgettable" event despite a growing controversy over gay rights.
30 Oct 2013 : Winter is around the corner and for one Lithuanian town that means building a village of straw only to burn it down in a ritual that draws thousands to the tiny locality, nostalgic for old traditions.
30 Oct 2013 : The High Court in Scotland has handed down a life sentence to a security guard convicted of killing a Thai woman who was attending a meeting in Glasgow.
30 Oct 2013 : Police on Wednesday arrested one of the three suspects in connection with the Sept 4 shooting attack on a Thai Premier League (TPL) referee.
30 Oct 2013 : Laiza, Myanmar - The first conference of Myanmar's numerous ethnic insurgents on a nationwide ceasefire with the government started Wednesday.
30 Oct 2013 : Italian auto group Fiat was saved from loss in the third quarter by a strong recovery at its US unit Chrysler, which is now heading for about a third more annual profit than the parent company.
30 Oct 2013 : Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa defended his decision to represent Spain rather than his homeland Brazil, claiming it was the right thing to do.