TAIPEI (REUTERS) - China Airlines, Taiwan's biggest carrier, plans to launch a budget airline "as soon as possible", three people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday, a move that will help it cash in on Asia's booming budget travel market.
TOKYO (AFP) - Vets in Japan have carried out knee surgery on a rare white tiger cub, fixing a leg problem the animal had been born with.
NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - Afghanistan is pressing India to supply military helicopters, tanks and artillery as it tries to shore up security through regional alliances before the withdrawal of most Nato-led foreign troops by the end of 2014.
NEW DELHI (AFP) - India's Supreme Court upheld a law criminalising gay sex on Wednesday, setting aside a landmark lower court decision in 2009 which had overturned the colonial-era ban on homosexuality.
BEIJING (AFP) - At least 15 people were killed as a blaze engulfed a food market in China in the early hours of Wednesday, local authorities said.