Hong Kong democracy activists promise 'era of civil disobedience' campaign
Beijing's plan to vet candidates in the next election has dismayed democracy advocates.
Indian defense minister calls Pakistan border clashes 'extremely serious'
Several people including soldiers have been killed in the clashes between the two countries in recent weeks.
Australia’s cuddly koalas are rapidly dying out
But a new technique — involving nose prints — may help conservationists save them.
Everyone from Tibetan monks to Iran's Supreme Leader is watching Ferguson. Here's how they're reacting
The killing of Michael Brown matters to folks around the globe.
These maps show the best and worst countries for journalists, and how much has changed in recent years
Our time-lapse GIFs show you how conditions for journalists have changed over the last 12 years.
Sri Lanka's president is adamant about barring UN war crimes investigators
Sri Lankan government forces have been accused of widespread human rights violations in the final stages of the war, which ended in May 2009.
Hundreds of Taliban fighters battle Afghan forces near Kabul
The fighting in Logar is a grim reminder of the insecurity plaguing Afghanistan as the foreign combat troops wind down their military operations.
Myanmar struggles to kick a deadly addiction
The world’s fourth most common psychoactive habit delivers a potent buzz and lots of red saliva.
Landslides, floods kill 109 people, displace thousands in Nepal and India
The deaths come two weeks after the worst landslide in over a decade smashed into hamlets in northeastern Nepal, killing 156 people.
Tony Abbott's top business adviser says 'global cooling' is the climate threat we should be worried about
Global warming is a hoax. According to this guy, we're headed to another ice age.
The Vietnam War might seem like ancient history, but thousands still risk arrest and torture for helping the US
4 decades later, Hmong who helped the US ‘fight communism’ are still persecuted and on the run.
Here's how much aid the US wants to send foreign countries in 2015, and why (INFOGRAPHIC)
The Obama administration wants to give Israel more than $3 billion. Will it get it?
In honor of World Lion Day, a list of their top 30 complaints
I am lion, hear me kvetch.
Massive gas pipeline explosion in Taiwan kills 15 people, injures 233
Authorities received calls from residents in Kaohsiung's Cianjhen district about suspected gas leaks late Thursday, which triggered a series of explosions.
Here’s the scandal that an Australian court has banned from the media
WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange says the gag order is about 'preventing embarrassment' in the highly sensitive money-printing business.
Here are the world's cat countries and the world's dog countries
Which is more popular — cats or dogs — in your country?
These maps show the deadliest climate-related disasters for every part of the world since 1970
The Ethiopian drought remains one of the world's worst climate disasters ever. Are more like it in our future?
TransAsia Airways plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan, killing 47 people
The accident happened on one of the Penghu islands, also known as the Pescadores.
Watch the viral dance video from China that's making North Korea reeeaaally mad
Kim Jong Un is a star. Dance with him.
Asia’s heroin now sold in lemon yellows and cotton-candy pinks
Why pastel-colored smack is being produced in the wilds of Myanmar.
MH17: How can the US respond?
News analysis: All agree that the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight is a tragedy and an outrage. What is less clear is what to do about it.
Shock and grief in Europe as names and stories of the dead roll in
Many of the dead were holidaymakers, like Cor Schilder, a musician, and his girlfriend, florist Neeltje Tol.
Singapore is going to destroy all its copies of a children's book about gay penguins
'And Tango Makes Three' pays the price for family values in the conservative city-state.
Here's what Australia can learn from Uganda about handling refugees
A leading refugee expert debunks Tony Abbott’s refugee myths.
Malaysia's capital is trying to curb homelessness by banning soup kitchens
At least 1,500 are homeless in Kuala Lumpur, but many more simply can't afford to eat.
High Court halts Australia's plan to hand back 153 asylum seekers to Sri Lanka
Canberra confirmed on Monday that one boatload of 41 Sri Lankans who attempted to reach Australia were handed back to Colombo on Sunday.
Hong Kong police lift protesters kicking and screaming from pro-democracy rally
More than 500 people were arrested, with some charged with participating in an unauthorized assembly and obstructing police.
This is how huge Hong Kong's pro-democracy rally was today
Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said his government would do its 'utmost' to move toward universal suffrage.
This Singapore mall has real live maids for sale
They are on display and marketed as 'sweet-natured and compliant.'
Coming soon: Flights from New York to Beijing in just 2 hours!
Disclaimer: This offer is currently limited to intrepid billionaires.
Floods, drought, war? It must be El Niño again
The bad boy of weather is 80 percent likely to strike this year. Here’s what to brace for.