March 11, 2013 Art student Risa Hirai has turned her skills in oil painting to elaborate icing decoration. Her works, on exhibit this week at Gallery Tokyo Humanite, feature traditional Japanese motifs on a very Western canvas: cookies.
March 11, 2013 The U.S. has objected to the 1,000-mile-long pipeline, but Pakistan says it's needed to alleviate its energy shortfall.
March 11, 2013 The bloated carcasses were first noticed last week. Authorities says they appear to have died as a result of a swine virus that cannot be transmitted to humans.
March 11, 2013 Kenichi Togawa was working at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan the day the earthquake and tsunami struck. His family is still living in temporary housing. For many people, the stress and isolation brought on by the disaster could pose more persistent hazards than the radiation.
March 10, 2013 The Associated Press is reporting that police officials say that the main suspect in the gang rape and fatal beating of a woman on a New Delhi bus committed suicide in jail on Monday.
March 9, 2013 North Korea has been ratcheting up the rhetoric against South Korea and the United States. Analysts say the secretive nature of the country make it difficult to judge its intentions and capabilities, however.
March 8, 2013 Pyongyang steps up its threats in the wake of the latest U.N. Security Council resolutions to clamp down on the North's nuclear program.
March 7, 2013 China's so-called fan subtitle groups are trying to change the country's thinking. Every week, thousands of young Chinese gather online to translate popular TV shows like The Newsroom into Mandarin. Some do it for fun, but others see it as a subtle way to introduce new ideas about free thought and questioning authority into Chinese society.
March 7, 2013 China's citizens do not report as much as $2.34 trillion of what they make every year, hiding "gray income" that represents nearly 20 percent of the country's GDP, Chinese economics scholar Wang Xiaolu says, in a report from the news site Global Voices.
March 7, 2013 Security Council members voted to impose tough new financial and trade restrictions on Pyongyang in hopes of halting its nuclear program.