All the news from Asia fit to print.
The world's newest mineral is unlike anything we've ever seen
Putnisite is completely unique and "unrelated to anything," scientists say.
Marshall Islands sues 9 nuclear-armed nations for disarmament failure
It filed one suit specifically directed against the United States in the Federal District Court in San Francisco.
Sri Lanka deports a British tourist for her Buddha tattoo
'Some Sri Lankans could get offended,' senior immigration official Chulananda Perera said.
11 ways Tony Abbott is ruining Australia and threatening the whole world
Analysis: Abbot has been compared to former US President George W. Bush. That's beginning to look unfair to Bush.
Obama’s Asia trip will be overshadowed by China’s 'blue national soil'
Beijing calls it Sansha. Others call it expansionism that makes Putin’s Crimea grab look like child’s play.
There's a lot of tension in the Asia-Pacific right now
It’s no secret why Obama is visiting Japan, South Korea, the Philippines and Malaysia — and it has little to do with any of those countries.
Obama says engagement with China won't come at the expense of US's Asia allies
Japan, whose relations with rival China have chilled over the past two years, has been beset by anxiety over the degree to which reality matches rhetoric.
Kim Jong-un forces aides to walk through his own mind
And we have the picture of what that looked like.
Students in New Zealand are killing rats for free beer
Like many of the Earth's problems, fixing the rat issue in Wellington hinges on finding the right way to motivate people to change their behavior.
Saudi prince accused of killing 2,000 endangered birds while on safari in Pakistan
Houbara bustards are globally protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
Nepali sherpas demand compensation for families of avalanche victims
There is no provision for compensation for Sherpas who are hired by international expeditions to carry gear.
Rescuers pull 13th body from the snow after Everest's most deadly avalanche
Authorities have ruled out hope of finding any more survivors.
Most of the world still thinks you need god to have morals
More than half the countries surveyed by Pew say a belief in god is essential to morality. What part of the world do your views line up with?
The deadliest avalanche on Mount Everest claims the lives of 12 Nepali sherpas
The avalanche hit the sherpa guides relatively low on the mountain, ministry officials said.
What might be the biggest water gun fight in the world is happening right now in Myanmar and Thailand
This looks like fun.
This is what it takes to pack up the US war in Afghanistan
"For size and complexity, think of something in between D-Day and the moon landing.”
UNICEF's 'Poo2Loo' campaign targets open defecation in India with weird games, videos, shitty puns, and a turd mascot
The whole thing is surreal. But it might work.
Australia’s war on science
Scientists speak out against Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s slashed budgets and ‘anti-research agenda.’
How the world gets drunk, in 4 surprising charts
Sorry Russians. When it comes to bingeing, you’ve got nothing on Vietnam’s women.
This badass Chinese newscaster was just forced off air for lashing out at corrupt officials
A Weibo hashtag about the incident attracted more than 300,000 comments within hours.
These 12 leaders were targets of hilarious shoe attacks for not so hilarious reasons
Since the Bush shoe incident of 2008, the shoe has been a popular means to protest the actions of world leaders.
Sri Lanka's military says it killed 3 Tamil separatists in the first clash since the end of the war
A police spokesman said 65 Tamils have been arrested in the past month for alleged involvement in a possible revival of the LTTE rebel group.
Mongolia gives Hagel a horse — but he leaves it behind
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel named the horse Shamrock after his Nebraska high school mascot.
These 6 countries make America's gender pay gap look embarrassing
The US isn't even close to paying women as fairly as these countries.
These candidates for Indonesia's election are hotter than your candidates
Some are just pretty faces used to fill quotas. Others aren't.
Can China's Baidu search engine censor results in America? Sure, says a US court
Because free speech.
Maori warriors get cheeky with Will and Kate in New Zealand
The royal couple is on a tour of New Zealand and Australia, along with Prince George.
Scientists say Australia's Tony Abbott is engineering an 'environmental train wreck'
Destructive policies include culling sharks, dumping near the Great Barrier Reef and eroding protection of a UNESCO World Heritage forest.
Here's what the world's biggest election looks like
Some 815 million Indians are registered for the election, which will determine who will rule the world's largest democracy.
Can Hollywood and a handful of journalists save the planet from climate change? Let's hope so
Years of Living Dangerously, a new documentary on Showtime, highlights the global problem of rising CO2 levels. GlobalPost speaks with Executive Producer David Gelber.
A massive German container ship just ran aground in Hong Kong (VIDEO)
It's a slow-motion disaster. Thankfully.