Thousands of Hong Kong school children will be getting an early start to their Lunar New Year holiday as the city's education authorities ordered the closure of all kindergartens and primary schools to fight an outbreak of flu.
Dozens of people are missing following a deadly earthquake in Taiwan, with more than 40 feared trapped in a multi-story building in the north-eastern city of Hualien that is tilting perilously.
North Korea has requested extra oil to help refuel a ship carrying members of its Olympic delegation, Seoul's Unification Ministry said Wednesday.
Kim Jong Un is sending his younger sister to South Korea for the Olympics, the first time any member of the Kim dynasty has visited the country.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister Kim Yo Jong was promoted Saturday at a key meeting of the country's ruling party, state media reported. CNN's Will Ripley has the details.
Not many women in Saudi Arabia have day similar to that of Manal Ghazwan and her two colleagues.
US President Donald Trump wants a military parade, according to the Pentagon.
US Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Tokyo Tuesday night on a swing though Asia intended to intensify pressure on North Korea and deny Pyongyang a propaganda victory over its recent decision to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
"The first time I saw a sea of clouds over the city atop Tai Mo Shan in April 2012, I was stunned," says Hong Kong photographer Will Cho.
Sleep apnea led to two commuter railroad accidents within 13 weeks of one another, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. The NTSB said the sleep disorder caused engineer fatigue and that in both accidents, engineers failed to stop their trains before reaching the end of a terminating track.
President Donald Trump has asked for a military parade and the Pentagon is reviewing potential dates, Pentagon spokesman Charlie Summers said Tuesday.
The new Space Age began Tuesday, even though so much of it felt like the old one -- in a good way.
College chemistry teacher Syed Ahmed Jamal was in his front yard in Lawrence, Kansas, getting ready to take two of his three kids to school when he was handcuffed and taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but his family and community have started petitions, fundraising and a letter-writing campaign, and they aren't giving up hope that he will be granted a stay of deportation.
A US Air Force B-52 bomber launched a record-setting series of strikes this week in Northern Afghanistan -- dropping 24 precision-guided munitions on Taliban fighting positions during 96 hours of air operations "to destroy insurgent revenue sources, training facilities, and support networks," according to US Forces Afghanistan.