Closed McDonald’s gets tongue-in-cheek sendoff from rival Burger King

Tokyo (CNN) — As a McDonald's in Tokyo's Akihabara neighborhood closed down after 22 years in business and posted a thank-you poster outside its...

China marks deadliest day of virus outbreak

The total number of confirmed cases in China stands at 20,438 as of Tuesday morning, an increase of 3,235 on the previous day --...

First person outside of mainland China dies of Wuhan virus

Philippines health officials announced Sunday that a 44-year-old Chinese man had died the day before from coronavirus after flying into the country from Wuhan,...

Former K-pop star indicted on prostitution charges

The former Big Bang singer was indicted without detention for allegedly organizing prostitutes, habitual gambling, and illegal foreign currency trade, a PR official from...

Japan is going crazy over McDonald’s rice burger bun

The rice burger bun, or "gohan" burger in Japanese, "offers a new taste by changing the bun into a specially made rice bun while...

Japan travel agency faces 20,000 cancellations from Chinese package tourists

Tokyo (CNN) — The phone lines at Kamome, a Tokyo-based travel agency that specializes in tours for Chinese travelers, haven't stopped buzzing for the...

China’s Xi warns of grave situation as coronavirus death toll continues to rise

Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call/Getty ImagesThe United States’ top infectious disease doctor wants a team of disease detectives from the US Centers for Disease Control...

Wuhan virus is not yet a public health emergency of international concern, WHO says

"Make no mistake. This is an emergency in China, but it has not yet become a global health emergency," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...

Tokyo man deliberately left his father’s ashes in a subway station restroom, police say

When Hiroaki Hishijima's divorced father passed away in September last year, officials in Tokyo's Shinjuku ward handled the cremation of his body. According to...

Malaysia has sent back tons of plastic waste to rich countries, saying it won’t...

The country has been inundated with shipments of illegal plastic waste since 2018, when China cracked down on a large recycling industry.On Monday the...

South Korea’s Moon says door not closed on talks with North Korea

Speaking at a news conference Tuesday, Moon said the recent birthday message sent by US President Donald Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong...

‘Change can be hard’: OYO CEO confirms layoffs

"One of the implications of the new strategic objectives for 2020, is that ... we will reorganize more teams across businesses and functions," OYO...

Couple gets married while volcano erupts in the background

Chino and Kat Vaflor were tying the knot at a venue 10 miles from the Taal Volcano when wedding photographer Randolf Evan captured dramatic...

Taiwan’s President thanks electorate after winning reelection

Following Saturday's vote, Tsai addressed tensions with China over the territory's sovereignty, saying Taiwan is willing to engage with China but that China must...

800,000-year-old meteorite mystery may be solved

A meteorite is a an object from space that survives a trip through the atmosphere and falls on the Earth's surface. The meteorite that...

The Philippines is particularly vulnerable to any Middle Eastern conflict. Here’s why

That's because hundreds of thousands of Filipinos work abroad in the Middle East and send billions of dollars home annually in the form of...

Wildlife flourishing in uninhabited areas around Fukushima

Three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant melted down, releasing radioactive materials into the air and more than 100,000 people were evacuated from...

Towering ice palaces at China’s Harbin Ice Festival

The Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in China held its opening ceremony on Sunday...