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20 Dec 2013 : US President Barack Obama said Friday he would nominate Democratic Senator Max Baucus as his new ambassador to China, at a time of spiking tensions between Washington and Beijing.
20 Dec 2013 : Lawyers for Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf said Friday a treason charge levied against him was politically motivated and that he would face a "show trial", urging the United Nations to intervene.
29 Oct 2013 : New Zealand will be seeking to avenge a humiliating loss to Bangladesh three years ago when the one-day international series against the hosts starts in Dhaka on Tuesday.
29 Oct 2013 : England will face a powerful batting line-up when they take on Australia A in Hobart next week, with in-form Usman Khawaja eager to secure a return to the Test side for the Ashes.
29 Oct 2013 : OSAKA - The president of Hankyu Hanshin Hotels Co said Monday he will step down Friday to take the blame for false menu descriptions at its hotels and restaurants.
29 Oct 2013 : North Korea has undertaken major construction work at its main missile launch site, possibly to cater to larger and more mobile weapons, a US think-tank said Tuesday.
29 Oct 2013 : Singapore and Hong Kong rank the world's best places to run a business, while mainland China remains far down the list, according to the World Bank's annual competitiveness survey Tuesday.
29 Oct 2013 : Australian captain Michael Clarke said Tuesday he believes he can play all five Ashes Tests against England and has years of cricket left in him, despite being plagued by chronic back problems.
29 Oct 2013 : Prime Minister Tony Abbott declared Australia's longest war at an end during a surprise visit to Afghanistan, with more than 1,000 troops to return home before Christmas in a "bitter-sweet" withdrawal.
29 Oct 2013 : New Zealand teenager Lydia Ko has been granted full membership on the US LPGA Tour starting in 2014, commissioner Michael Whan said Monday.
29 Oct 2013 : The United States and New Zealand will resume bilateral military cooperation after a near-total 30-year interruption, the two countries' defense ministries said Monday.
29 Oct 2013 : Chinese hospital staff protested on Monday after a patient killed one doctor and wounded two more, local media said, in the latest violence to hit the country's overburdened medical sector.