North Korea, South Korea, Japan, China, Russia and US began talks in 2003 with aim of ridding the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons. -Reuters
Government agents launched simultaneous searches for paintings including works by Picasso, Gauguin, Miro, Michelangelo and Pissarro. -AFP
Little sign of momentum flagging on the fifth day of the "Occupy Central" protest. -Reuters
Index shows its health situation in particular is the poorest in the world. -Reuters
Don Quijote estimates that half of Japan's 10 million visitors last year set foot in its stores. -Reuters
They voted to enshrine independence of key election body in the constitution. -AFP
Here are the quirkiest goings-on at the so-called "umbrella revolution". -AFP
Collapse of Kabul Bank in 2010 exposed massive high-level corruption. -AFP
Festival is expected to attract an extra 300,000 tourists to the already popular Phuket island. -AFP
He had ordered passengers not to leave the sinking vessel. -AFP