SEOUL (REUTERS) - North Korea announced on Monday the dismissal of Jang Song Thaek, the once powerful uncle of leader Kim Jong Un, for what it described as a string of criminal acts including corruption, womanising and drug-taking.
BEIJING (REUTERS) - Chinese authorities have banned shark fin and bird's nest soup from official receptions and told lower level officials they cannot stay in suites on business trips in the latest step in a crackdown on extravagance and waste.
DHAKA (AFP) - A Bangladesh court Sunday ordered prison authorities to hang an Islamist leader months after he was sentenced to death, raising fears of a new wave of clashes in the unrest-plagued nation.
NEW DELHI (AFP) - A stunning performance by an upstart anti-corruption party helped topple India's ruling Congress in elections to New Delhi's state assembly on Sunday, only months before the country goes to the polls.
NEW DELHI (AFP) - New Delhi's long-serving Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit lost her seat Sunday to the leader of a new anti-corruption party, state election results showed.