August 20, 2013 The Tokyo Electric Power Company, which owns the plant, says about 80,000 gallons of contaminated water have spewed from a metal holding tank. The leak is reportedly the largest of several at the tsunami-damaged facility.
August 20, 2013 The company's troubles in Brazil mirror allegations it faces in China. They also are similar allegations of labor violations against Apple in China.
August 20, 2013 The former president and army chief is accused of murder. It's alleged that he did not give adequate protection to former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated in 2007. Now, a court has taken the unprecedented step of indicting a former leader in a nation dominated by the military.
August 19, 2013 A multimillion-dollar deal to provide ski lifts for a resort in North Korea has been cancelled, after Switzerland's government decided the deal violated U.N. sanctions forbidding the export of luxury items to the country.
August 19, 2013 China is believed to have executed about 3,000 people in 2012 — a 75 percent decline from a decade ago. Amnesty International says the "overall trend globally is towards abolition" of the death penalty.
August 19, 2013 Ai Weiwei, the world-renowned Chinese artist and dissident, has created a deeply autobiographical work for the Venice Biennale exhibit. It is a series of dioramas about his life as a political prisoner, when he was jailed for criticizing the corruption and shoddy construction that caused the deaths of 5,000 children when schools collapsed in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.
August 18, 2013 The Securities and Exchange Commission has launched an investigation of JPMorgan Chase's operations in China, reportedly looking into whether the investment bank hired the children of high-ranking Chinese government officials in an effort to secure business.
August 18, 2013 Next month the two sides will discuss possibly resuming the meetings between relatives from North and South who have been separated since the 1950-53 Korean War.
August 18, 2013 The former party chief of Chongqing is charged with bribery, corruption and abuse of power.
August 18, 2013 Some 35 people are confirmed dead and 80 still missing after a collision between the MV Thomas Aquinas and a cargo ship near Cebu on Friday.