Report claims thousands of North Korean women sold into sex slavery in China

Thousands of North Korean women and girls are being trafficked and sold into sexual slavery in China, where many are sold as wives to...

India’s election has left the country more divided than ever

The wait has begun. Polling in India's marathon elections concluded at the weekend, with the results due on May 23. Private polling commissioned by Indian media...

414 million pieces of plastic found on remote Australian islands: Study

Almost one million shoes and over 370,000 toothbrushes -- they're among the 414 million pieces of plastic found washed ashore on the remote Cocos...

Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage in historic first for Asia

Lawmakers in Taiwan have approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, a landmark decision that makes the self-ruled island the first place in Asia to...

Bob Hawke, former Australian prime minister, dead at 89

Bob Hawke, one of Australia's longest-serving Prime Ministers and a champion of the trade union movement, has died peacefully at the age of 89. Known...

Water every 10 days: The families on the front line of India’s environmental crisis

Hundreds of empty plastic jugs wait in rows on the cracked, dry, dusty earth. Hovering expectantly nearby, the residents of Vasant Kunj slum in...

No civilization is superior, says China’s Xi as US trade war heats up

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged countries not to "close their doors and hide behind them" in his first major public speech since US...

New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern ‘does not understand’ why US has failed to toughen gun...

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she does "not understand" why the United States has not passed stronger gun laws in the aftermath...

Japan tests world’s fastest bullet train

Japan has started testing its fastest-ever bullet train -- capable of reaching 400 kilometers per hour (249 mph) -- as it continues to develop the...

North Korea is waiting for Trump to blink … or leave office

It used to be North Korea that was facing maximum pressure, not exerting it. Pyongyang conducted its second ballistic missile test in a week Thursday,...

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