TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan enacted a state-secrets law toughening penalties for leaks on Friday, despite public protests and criticism that it will muzzle the media and help cover up official misdeeds.
SEOUL (AFP) - Vice President Joe Biden said on Friday there should be no doubt about America's commitment to its strategic shift to Asia as he wound up a regional tour dominated by security concerns including a new Chinese air zone.
HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong on Friday saw its second human case of the deadly H7N9 bird flu, according to a report, the second case to come to light in less than five days.
BEIJING (AFP) - China's first lunar rover entered the moon's orbit on Friday, state media reported, a key step towards the vessel's planned landing later this month.
LONDON (AFP) - Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taleban to champion girls' rights to education, paid tribute to "my leader" Nelson Mandela on Friday following his death.