Earthquakes strike China and Japan
Strong quake kills at least four and injures scores in western China, while central Japan faces dozens of injuries.
UN General Assembly askes Security Council to refer North Korea to the ICC in The Hague over alleged rights abuses.
Reporter Gao faces charges of revealing state secrets while Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti's life sentence appeal rejected.
Snap election expected in December as Shinzo Abe seeks fresh mandate for his struggling economic revival strategy.
Announcement follows talks between Kim's envoy with Russian leaders, against backdrop of fresh underground-test threats.
Head of firm that operated ship which capsized in April and killed hundreds gets 10 years in prison for manslaughter.
New offensive launched against ethnic group near China border, killing more than 20 people in day of fighting.
Attack in women's staff dormitory at 281 Hospital in Beidaihe carried out by man with a "a history of mental illness".
Tensions flare after a period of calm as small group of demonstrators break into legislature building.
Shinzo Abe calls early poll for December after country falls into recession, as he seeks mandate for economic policies.
World's largest car maker experiments with Mirai model, hoping to sell about 700 in the first year.
29 Sep 2014 20:00 GMT
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