The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR and the Philippine president reach a mutually satisfactory conclusion to the bus hostage crisis in Manila which left eight Hong Kong tourists dead.
US President Barack Obama, who prides on being "America's first Pacific President," arrives in Japan for the start of a four-nation Asia tour.
Media reports say most of the bodies found in the last two days had broken fingers, presumably from the children frantically trying to climb the walls or floors to escape in their last moments.
China held a multilateral maritime exercise with seven other nations off the country's eastern coast on Wednesday to mark the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the People's Liberation Army navy.
Arrest of mainland couple in Hong Kong, for a dispute that ensued from allowing their toddler to urinate in public, underscores the need for understanding.