UNODC regional representative Jeremy Douglas said the boom was "like nothing we have ever seen before."
Investigators said the airspeed indicator of a plane that crashed was damaged for its last four flights. US authorities responded cautiously to suggestions of fleet-wide checks.
Neither side has backed down in months from an increasingly bitter trade dispute that has jolted financial markets and cast a pall over the global economy.
Team members were seen arriving at the temple clad in black suits to pay their respects to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died in a helicopter crash on Oct. 27.
Some Western diplomats say the China International Import Expo is only window dressing for what they see as Beijing's long-standing trade abuses.
Vietnam's ruling Communist Party publicly criticized a prominent and outspoken academic for publishing translations of books it said were critical of socialism and one-party rule.
The staff of one factory in Siem Reap get benefits such as childcare and work in environmentally friendly buildings — utterly normal in many countries; equally rare in Cambodia.
A Lion Air pilot made a radio alert minutes after takeoff due to technical problems, but they were overcome. The same jet crashed on another flight hours later, killing 189 people.
PM Sheikh Hasina will sit down to unprecedented talks with the opposition to discuss installing a caretaker government ahead of December's election.
Just three years after being voted out in a presidential election in Sri Lanka, strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa is back at the center of power.
Long known for its bureaucracy, India has made major strides in improving prospects for businesses in the country, the World Bank said in a report.
A new strategy paper from German industry makes clear that German firms cannot afford to turn their backs on China but urges them to reassess their presence there.
A new study out of China says sidewalks made from travertine — a form of limestone used for tiles and kitchen bench tops — can cut flooding by up to 50 percent.
China's manufacturing sector barely expanded in October and missed expectations, as both domestic and external demand ebbed.
The fast-paced, business-focused city is lagging in its efforts to make life easier for its growing army of elderly residents.