‘Unprecedented’ monsoon rains leave 14 people dead in western India

The western Indian city of Pune was battered by 140 mm (5.5 inches) of rain in 48 hours this week, in what the Maharashtra...

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...

Miss USA apologizes to fellow contestants after barrage of criticism

Miss USA has apologized after comments she made about two fellow Miss Universe contestants' English-language abilities sparked backlash online. In a live Instagram video posted...

India’s ruling party pushes for upper caste job quotas ahead of election

India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is pushing to implement affirmative action for economically weaker upper caste individuals, a move which supporters say will...

China suspends scientists who claim to have produced first gene-edited babies

China has suspended the research activities of the scientists who claimed to have created the world's first gene-edited babies, state-run Xinhua news reported Thursday. The...

Protests spread across India over new citizenship law which excludes Muslims

Deadly protests erupted across India Sunday over a controversial citizenship bill that critics fear could further marginalize the country's minority Muslim community. Protests broke out across nine states, including...

India’s sixth biggest city is almost entirely out of water

The floor of the Chembarambakkam reservoir is cracked open, dry and sun-baked. About 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) away, in Chennai, India's sixth largest city, millions...

14 tons of pangolin scales seized in Singapore in a single smuggling bust

Authorities in Singapore have seized one of the largest ever shipments of pangolin scales en route to Vietnam, worth an estimated $38.7 million. In a...

North Korea says it test fired a new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile

North Korea said it test fired a new type of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) Wednesday, a day after Pyongyang and Washington agreed to resume nuclear...

6-year-old girl among 3 killed as 6.8-magnitude earthquake rocks southern Philippines

A 6-year-old girl was among three people killed when a 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck the southern Philippines island of Mindanao on Sunday. The girl was inside her family's...

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