People prepare for Durga Puja festival in India

People prepare for Durga Puja festival in India

Indian artists prepare a makeshift pandal for the upcoming Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, capital of eastern Indian state West Bengal on Sept. 22, 2017.

11 TPP members discuss amendment to put deal into force without U.S.

Top negotiators from the 11 remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) members discussed freezing or amending clauses of the original trade pact to bring it into force without the United States during a meeting that wrapped up here on Friday.

Indonesia set to strengthen cyber security

The government of Indonesia plans to strengthen cyber security across the country, Chief Security Minister Wiranto said on Friday.

Japan's top ad agency chief admits labor practice violations in trial on overwork suicide

Toshihiro Yamamoto, the head of Japan's biggest advertising agency, admitted at a trial held in a Tokyo court on Friday that the company had violated labor practices which resulted in the death of a young female employee who committed suicide after being overworked.

Nearly 10,000 escape dangerous zone amid potential volcano eruption in Bali, Indonesia

The number of people fleeing from dangerous areas rose to nearly 10,000 on Friday as a volcano could erupt at any time in Bali resort island of Indonesia, a senior official said here.