Police in the Philippines have filed murder charges against the owner and crew of a ferry that capsized on Thursday, leaving more than 50 passengers dead. Initial investigations suggest the vessel was overloaded.
Japan has pledged around $6 billion in development aid to five nations on the Mekong River. The move is a bid to counter China's growing influence in the region, notably through the launch of a new investment bank.
Taiwan has staged a military parade to mark the defeat of Japanese troops in World War II 70 years ago. Taipei claims its soldiers were at the forefront of the military campaign.