|China must befriend Tibet monks to build "impenetrable defense" -official|
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese officials in Tibet must build an "impenetrable defense" against separatism and befriend monks and nuns in the restive and remote region, a senior official said in remarks published on Friday.
|Japan, Philippines committed to assuring freedom of flight over international skies-Aquino|
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the Philippines reaffirmed their commitment to assuring the freedom of flight in international airspace, Philippines President Benigno Aquino said on Friday, as concerns mount over China's rise as a military power.
|Thai protest leader wants 12 months to push through reforms|
BANGKOK (Reuters) - The leader of a protest group trying to overthrow Thailand's government said on Friday the prime minister should either step down or be forced out, and his movement would then need around a year to push through reforms.
|North Korea executes leader's powerful uncle in rare public purge|
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has executed the powerful uncle of young leader Kim Jong Un, state media said on Friday, the biggest upheaval in years as the ruling dynasty sought to distance itself from responsibility for the isolated states's dire living standards.
|Mexican Congress passes radical shake-up of oil industry|
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly voted to open up the country's oil and gas sector to private investment in the biggest overhaul of the industry since it was nationalized in 1938.
|Air strike kills 15 civilians in Yemen by mistake: officials|
SANAA (Reuters) - Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was mistaken for an al Qaeda convoy, local security officials said on Thursday.