Japan: Seven students, one teacher killed in avalanche

More than 100 troops were deployed in a major rescue mission after the avalanche hit ski slopes in Tochigi prefecture

Hong Kong elects its first female leader, Beijing-backed Carrie Lam
New leader for divided Hong Kong to be elected today
Nine dead, 2 injured after platform collapses at power plant in China: Xinhua
North Korea crimes to be documented for prosecution someday: UN
Taiwan court debates proposed gay marriage law
Adrenalin-fuelled TV drama to spur on China's war on graft
China asks US to respect its air defence zone
Not scared of US sanctions: North Korean envoy