• All nine judges on Myanmar's Constitution Tribunal have resigned after the lower house of parliament voted to impeach them in a standoff within Myanmar's government.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 1:00 PM EST
  • In this Aug. 10, 2012 file photo South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, center, looks at a national flag upon his arrival at islands called Dokdo in Korea and Takeshima in Japan.

    In recent weeks, these long-simmering tensions have returned to a boil, with violent protests in Chinese cities, and an island junket by South Korea's president.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
  • A Kashmiri Muslim prays near an unmarked grave, right foreground, inside a martyrs graveyard in Srinagar, India, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.

    The government of Kashmir has rejected wide-scale DNA testing of bodies in thousands of unmarked graves despite pleas by the families of those who disappeared during two decades of fighting in the restive region.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 10:00 AM EST
  • n this Oct. 21, 2008 file photo, then Chonqing city police chief Wang Lijun speaks during a press conference in Chongqing, southwestern China.

    The announcement of the charges against Wang Lijun came hours before the end of a visit to Beijing by Hillary Clinton and was likely timed to send a message.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 8:00 AM EST
  • In this photo taken on March 14, 2010, Ling Jihua, a loyal aide and confidante to President Hu Jintao, left, looks on as Chinese President Hu Jintao, bottom right, signs a document after attending the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

    China's hopes for a smooth, once-a-decade political transition have been shaken by a lurid new scandal involving the death of a senior official's son.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 5:00 AM EST