Articles by Nandini Krishnamoorthy
Tens of thousands of dogs and cats are expected to be killed during the 10-day controversial festival.
The anti-ballistic missile drills took place at the air defence force's Camp Asaka base in the Tokyo metropolitan area.
The attack left two sailors dead and three injured near the port city of Gwadar, the site of a major Chinese-funded project.
This is the US Air Force's third flight since March following North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un's repeated missile tests.
The exercises involve warships from the Philippines and Malaysia to beef up security in waters plagued by Islamist insurgencies.
The Global Times editorial said the US sailors' failure to show prudence led to the USS Fitzgerald colliding with a merchant ship.
Islamic State said 'the attack was carried out by three lions', and that it 'will not be the last'.
To repeated media questions if he had met Kim Jong-un during his visit, the ex-Chicago Bulls player said, 'You'll find out.'
The incident involving the USS Fitzgerald destroyer is thought to be a rare one in the busy waterways off Japan.
The suspect, 22, reportedly had neurological disorder and had emblazoned words 'kill' and 'death' on the wall of his house.
'They say it is difficult to travel to our country, but it is not true,' North Korea's ambassador to Spain said.
Malcolm Turnbull was caught on tape passing tongue-in-cheek comments about Donald Trump and his ties with Russia.
South-East Asia correspondent of Australian Broadcasting Corporation was 'hit by a sniper bullet'.
Otto Warmbier was detained in North Korea for 17 months for his alleged anti-state acts.
The pangolin is the world's most hunted animal and is considered by some in Asia to have medicinal properties.
The defection comes amid increasing tensions over North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un's nuclear and missile programmes.
Three hilly districts of Rangamati, Chittagong and Bandarban are the worst affected.
The planes were halted at Luke Air Force Base in Phoenix after pilots experienced oxygen deprivation in the cockpit.
Ex-Chicago Bulls player refused to reveal if he was carrying any message from Donald Trump to Pyongyang.
James Mattis' remarks came after North Korea said that it is "not too far away" from firing an ICBM capable of striking the US.