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Prince Fielder and Kevin Kouzmanoff hit back-to-back home runs, and Robbie Ross limited Seattle to five singles in seven-plus innings as the Texas Rangers beat the Mariners 5-0 Tuesday.

Fielder ended a 13-game homerless streak to start the American League season with his new team, hitting a line drive to…

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South Korean officials said as many as 295 people were still unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 477 passengers and crew capsized off the south coast on Wednesday.

As the government retracted an earlier announcement that 368 people had been rescued, the South Korean coast guard said it could only…

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Tokyo's Nikkei stock index jumped 3.01% Wednesday as bargain buying and a weaker yen lifted the Japanese market, following a rise on Wall Street bolstered by strong US corporate earnings.

The benchmark Nikkei 225, which tumbled 7.3% last week, added 420.87 points to finish at 14,417.68, while the Topix index…

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Police in Chiba Prefecture, have arrested an unemployed 37-year-old man after he left a stolen car on the train tracks along the JR Sobu line.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Ryoji Uno, stole a small compact vehicle and 5,000 yen in cash from the home of one of…

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A 6-year-old girl was seriously injured after a 20-kg branch broke off a Zelkova tree and hit her on the head in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture.

According to police, the incident occurred at 3 p.m. on Monday afternoon on the outer premises of a Fullel Saginuma store in Miyamae Ward. TV…

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A senior Japanese official left for Seoul on Wednesday to discuss the extremely thorny issue of wartime sex slavery, in a move Tokyo hopes will lead to a diplomatic thaw.

Junichi Ihara, head of the Japanese foreign ministry's Asia and Oceania affairs bureau, is expected to tell his South Korean…

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Prince William and his wife Kate flew into Sydney on Wednesday with their baby son George to kick off the Australian leg of their tour Down Under.

The royals disembarked from an Australian air force 737 under sunny skies after arriving from New Zealand.

Eight-month-old Prince George was in his…

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Tourists pose for a photo in front of a sushi restaurant at Tsukiji fish market, one of the most popular tourist spots in Tokyo.

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South Korea's coast guard said Wednesday one person had been killed as it struggled to rescue 476 people -- mostly high school students -- aboard a ferry that ran aground and sank off the southern coast.

Lee Gyeong-Og, the vice minister of security and public administration, told a press briefing…

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China's economic growth slowed to a 24-year low of 7.4% in the first quarter, raising the risk of job losses and a potential impact on its trading partners.

The figure reported Wednesday by the government was down from the previous quarter's 7.7%. It came in below the full-year official growth…

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