High school students who survived a South Korean ferry disaster earlier this year have begun testifying at the murder trial of some of the crew members. Around 300 people died when the Sewol ferry sank.
With his mind set on diversifying investments, Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe has embarked on a five-nation tour of Latin America. But while economic ties are high on the agenda, the PM will also launch a diplomatic push.
The exiled former president of Kyrgyzstan, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, has been given a life sentence in absentia for his role in trying to violently suppress an opposition rally. The trial lasted nearly four years.
Shortly after China's President Xi Jinping visited Latin America, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has started a tour of the region to boost ties. But the visit is unlikely to counter China's influence, says analyst Laura Tedesco.