Japan: Protesters dragged away as work resumes at US airbase

Police dragged away elderly protesters trying to block work on a contentious US airbase in Okinawa on Thursday (29 October) as Japans government resumed building even though the Okinawa governor had revoked a work permit for the site. Oct 29, 2015

North Korea: Underground market generating wealth for citizens

When tanks rolled down Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea on 10 October, the image given to the rest of the world was one of business as usual in the isolated country. However, away from the bombast and sabre rattling, a change is underway at the very heart of the North Korean state, once driven by a tightly controlled communist command economy, largely synonymous with rationing and material deprivation. Oct 29, 2015

Pakistan: Footage shows landslide after massive earthquake

Video footage showed a landslide in Hunza Valley, northern Pakistan after a massive earthquake hit on Monday (26 October). The quake struck northern Pakistan and Afghanistan, killing at least 300 people, at least 266 in Pakistan. Oct 29, 2015