Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday (20/01), succeeding Barack Obama and taking control of a divided country in a transition of power that he has declared will lead to "America First" policies at home and abroad.
21 January 2017 | 12:14 AM
South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been criticized for her handling of a ferry disaster and the running of the economy.
20 January 2017 | 11:59 PM
Islamic State is using "headhunters" on social media and instant messaging sites to recruit disaffected young people in Germany, some as young as 13 or 14.
20 January 2017 | 11:30 PM
International aid groups need more than $500 billion this year to help millions of Afghans struggling with increased violence and a bleak economy.
20 January 2017 | 11:00 PM
Hong Kong's former financial secretary John Tsang on Thursday (19/01) confirmed his intention to run for the Asian financial hub's top job in March.
20 January 2017 | 09:30 PM
Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers and miles of barriers were in place in Washington on Friday (20/01), as officials braced for hundreds of thousands of people planning to celebrate or protest Donald Trump's inauguration as president of the United States.
20 January 2017 | 09:15 PM
Several hundred people, most of them expatriate Americans, held a protest on Friday (20/01) in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, against US President-elect Donald Trump, hours before his inauguration in Washington.
20 January 2017 | 09:07 PM