As American and North Korean officials try to return to nuclear disarmament talks, South Korean officials are using online video and entertainment to try to convince their young people reunification with North Korea is important.
The worst flood in Thailand in 50 years has killed hundreds in the central and northern parts of the country, but now the water is rushing toward the capital city, endangering millions of lives and valuable property.
As the tides rise in Thailand, flooding is getting worse in parts of Bangkok. There are fears that with even higher tides forecast for this weekend, flooding could inundate parts of the city that have so far remained dry.
In the Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan, the akyns, or poets, occupy an important role. Part entertainer, part reporter, these cultural icons are helping tell the story of the nation's democratization.
As China seeks to assert itself in Asia, President Barack Obama visited Australia to announce deeper ties between the nations' militaries, including a new Marine base for the United States. The move was seen as a counter-balance against China's growing presence.