The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has expressed deep concern over the fate of seven Rohingya Muslim men deported from India to Myanmar despite warnings they could face persecution in their country of origin.
India will buy nine million barrels of Iranian oil in November, two industry sources said, indicating that the world's third-biggest oil importer is to continue purchasing crude from the Islamic Republic despite US sanctions coming into force on November 4.
Indian police on Tuesday fired teargas and used water cannons to halt and scatter a march by thousands of protesting farmers heading for the capital New Delhi to demand better prices for their produce.
More than 1,200 people are now known to have died in the quake-tsunami that smashed into Sulawesi, Indonesia said Tuesday, as police pledged to clamp down on looting by survivors taking advantage of the chaos.
North and South Korean troops began removing some of the land mines planted at their heavily fortified border on Monday, Seoul officials said, in the first implementation of recent agreements aimed at easing their decades-long military standoff.
A powerful typhoon has pounded Japan's mainland after injuring dozens on outlying islands, bringing transport grinding to a halt and triggering warnings of fierce winds, torrential rain, landslides and floods.