NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - Disarray within India's ruling Congress party burst into the open on Tuesday after its stunning defeat in state elections, with a senior figure saying the party would lose a general election and needed time in opposition to reinvent itself.
BEIJING (AP) - China, North Korea's most important ally, says it wants friendly relations and hopes for stability following the purging of a top official considered close to Beijing.
SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea's state media on Tuesday sought to whip up public support for the shock purge of leader Kim Jong Un's uncle and former mentor, as South Korea accused Kim of waging a "reign of terror".
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong being greeted at South Korea’s Incheon Airport on Tuesday. With him are his wife Ho Ching and Mr Cho Tae Yong, South Korea’s Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs. PM Lee, who is on an official visit to the country, will meet South Korean President Park Geun Hye and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Strategy and Finance Hyun Oh Seok. He will also meet South Korean business leaders and visit the Seoul National Cemetery. He heads to Japan on Thursday. -- PHOTO: ZAO BAO
BEIJING (AFP) - A Chinese detention system for sex workers should be abolished, a rights group said on Tuesday, after the country's Communist authorities pledged to eliminate its notorious "re-education through labour" scheme.