CHIANG MAI (AFP) - Fierce competition for water could trigger conflict unless nations cooperate to share the diminishing resource, leaders from Asia-Pacific nations warned on Monday.
DHAKA (AFP) - Bangladeshi police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at thousands of garment workers on Monday as they demanded a wage hike at a protest in a manufacturing hub outside the capital Dhaka.
SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea fired a fifth short-range missile into the Sea of Japan on Monday, defying warnings from United Nations chief Ban Ki Moon and South Korea after a flurry of similar tests at the weekend.
BEIJING (AP) - A blast at an explosives factory in eastern China has killed five people and left another 20 missing.
ISLAMABAD (REUTERS) - Two Pakistani ministers in charge of water and power explained what can be done to end power cuts of up to 20 hours a day in parts of the country enduring temperatures of 40 deg Cel and above - absolutely nothing, it seems, except raise prices.