TOKYO (AFP) - A Japanese politician who drew fire for calling "comfort women" a wartime necessity has been forced to apologise for suggesting US soldiers in Okinawa visit brothels to vent their violent frustrations.
SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea's press on Saturday expressed scepticism over an apparent offer by North Korea that it was willing to return to six-party nuclear disarmament talks.
TOKYO (AFP) - Four researchers were exposed to radiation in an accident at a Japanese nuclear physics laboratory this week, officials said Saturday.
KABU (AFP) - After a day of explosions and gunfire, residents of Kabul woke up on Saturday morning to be greeted by a public art project in which volunteers handed out 10,000 neon-pink "peace" balloons.
ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistani police say a gas cylinder blast on a school bus has killed at least 17 children in eastern Pakistan.