Protest leaders have pledged that anti-government rallies will resume in Thailand's capital, Bangkok.
Thailand's opposition protesters are preparing to relaunch their campaign to overthrow a government whose prime minister they say is being infuenced by her brother, who was ousted in a coup.
The US vice president has said there should be no doubt about US commitment to its strategic shift to Asia.
China's Foreign Ministry has said that visiting US Vice President Joe Biden was told that Beijing's decision to set up an air defence identification zone in the East China Sea accorded with international law.
Satellite images released by the rights group, Amnesty International, show on-going developments at North Korea's main political prison camps - camp 15 and 16.
Thailand's anti-government protesters and security forces have observed a temporary truce as the nation prepares to mark the birthday of the revered king, after police stepped back in a dramatic move to calm violent clashes.
US Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet in a climate fraught with tension after China's declaration of a new air defence zone above disputed islands in the East China Sea has pitted the US and China against each other.
Asian countries have topped the rnakings in a global education report which evaluates the knowledge and skills of 15 and 16-year-olds around the world.
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