Afghan prisoner swap to free American, Australian hostages in exchange for Taliban prisoners

Afghanistan is to "conditionally" release three high-ranking Taliban prisoners in exchange for two American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) professors who were kidnapped by the group three...

Schools shut, riot police out as Hong Kong sees yet another day of unrest

Hong Kong is preparing for another day of turmoil Tuesday after a man was shot by a police officer and another set alight following a confrontation with...

Over 2 million people evacuated as deadly cyclone slams into Bangladesh and India

At least 10 people have been killed and millions displaced after Cyclone Bulbul smashed into India and Bangladesh over the weekend. The storm hit Bangladesh late on...

Man set alight hours after Hong Kong protester shot by police as clashes erupt...

A man has been set on fire in Hong Kong only hours after a protester was shot by police with a live round, as the city...

Hindus allowed to build on disputed holy site, India’s Supreme Court rules

India's Supreme Court on Saturday granted Hindus permission to build a temple at the centuries-old Ayodhya holy site, ending one of the country's most politically...

Hong Kong student dies after fall in a parking garage during weekend protests

A 22-year-old Hong Kong university student who suffered a severe head injury after falling in a parking garage close to the scene of protests has died,...

A 25-year-old politician got heckled during a climate crisis speech. Her deadpan retort: ‘OK,...

A 25-year-old New Zealand lawmaker giving a speech supporting a climate crisis bill was heckled by an older member of Parliament. Her witty response...

Eight people arrested in Vietnam in connection with Essex truck deaths

Police in Vietnam have arrested eight people in connection with the deaths of 39 people found dead in a truck in England last month, Vietnamese state...

New Zealand’s Indian community angered by ‘punishment’ visa changes

New Zealand's immigration minister, Iain Lees-Galloway, has asked for a review of recent changes to visa rules following protests from the country's Indian community. The controversy revolves...

China approves seaweed-based Alzheimer’s drug. It’s the first new one in 17 years

Authorities in China have approved a drug for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, the first new medicine with the potential to treat the cognitive disorder in...

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