SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An 85-year-old retired American soldier held by North Korea for more than a month arrived in San Francisco on Saturday to be reunited with his family.
TOKYO (AFP) - Japan's controversial new state secrets law was condemned on Saturday as "the largest-ever threat to democracy in post-war Japan" by a group of academics, including two Nobel prize winners, reports said.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Parliament has declared that Japan has no right to criticise the establishment of a Chinese air defence zone, which it said was in accordance with international law, state media reported on Saturday.
HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong on Saturday quarantined an additional 19 people after the city confirmed its second human case of the deadly H7N9 bird flu, less than five days after it confirmed its first, officials said.
ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistan's Supreme Court on Saturday identified six missing persons who relatives say were disappeared by the country's powerful army from a detention centre.