Liberal candidate Moon Jae-in has claimed victory in South Korea's presidential election.
Mr Moon favours greater dialogue with North Korea, in a change to current South Korean policy.
"I will be president for all South Koreans," he told cheering supporters in Gwanghwamun Square in the capital Seoul.
The early election was called after a corruption scandal led to the impeachment of the...
The head of so-called Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan, Abdul Hasib, has been killed in a military raid, US and Afghan officials have said.
He died 10 days ago in an joint special forces operation in eastern Nangarhar province, the US military said.
Hasib is believed to have been behind March's attack on a military hospital in Kabul, killing at least 50 people.
Last month, the Pentagon...
North Korea says it has detained a US citizen on suspicion of "hostile acts" against the state.
Kim Hak-song worked at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) and was held on 6 May, state-run news agency KCNA said.
Three other US citizens are currently held in North Korea, including Kim Sang-duck, who had taught at PUST.
The US has in the past accused North Korea of...
At least 200 schoolgirls have been hospitalised in the Indian capital Delhi after a gas leak from a container depot, police have said.
The pupils had complained of irritation to their eyes and throats.
The gas is believed to be chloromethyl pyridine, a chemical used to manufacture pesticides and insecticides.
While the school in the Tughlakabad area was fully vacated, the children are not...
A manhunt is under way in Indonesia's Sumatria island after scores of prisoners escaped from an overcrowded jail.
Hundreds of police and soldiers were deployed near Sialang Bungkuk Prison in Pekanbaru, the capital of Riau province, and were blockading roads to the capital and other provinces, according to Wayan Dusak, a justice and human rights ministry official.
Officials said the escape...
Four men convicted in the brutal fatal gang rape of a woman on a New Delhi bus in 2012 will be hanged after India's Supreme Court upheld their death sentences.
The men were convicted of luring a female college student and her male friend onto the bus, then beating the male and repeatedly raping the woman, including violating her with a metal rod, as the bus drove through the city. The men then...
North Korea has accused US and South Korean agents of plotting to kill its Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un.
A North Korean referred to only as "Kim" was paid to carry out an attack with biochemical substances, the ministry of state security said.
The plot was foiled, it said, but gave no details on the fate of "Kim". The CIA declined to comment and South Korea has issued no statement so...
Veteran warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has returned to the Afghan capital, eight months after signing a peace deal with the government.
Mr Hekmatyar, an Islamist warlord accused of numerous atrocities, leads Hezb-e-Islami, the country's second largest militant group.
Under the deal, he has agreed to accept the constitution and abandon violence.
Some see the deal as a step forward for...
A suicide attack on a convoy belonging to the Nato mission in Afghanistan has killed at least eight people in Kabul, officials say.
The victims were all civilians, a government spokesman said. About 25 other people were injured, including three US service members.
The attack on the group of military vehicles happened next to the US embassy during the morning rush hour.
The US military says its controversial Thaad missile defence system is now operational in South Korea.
The system can intercept North Korean missiles although full operational capability is still some months away.
Tensions have been rising around the Korean peninsula, with repeated threats from North Korea and the presence of a group of US warships and a submarine.
North Korea reacted...