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Women are taking the lead in Nepal's earthquake recovery
Nepalese women have increasingly become community leaders since the 2015 quake, helping to steer humanitarian aid and reconstruction projects to the areas where it is most needed.
Here's what Nepal's 2015 quake zone looks like today
Photographer Sonia Narang visited people who lost their homes, livelihoods or access to basic needs in the disaster.
A feisty 12-year-old shows us what life in Nepal is like after the earthquake
This 12-year-old lost her home in Nepal's 2015 earthquake but she has managed to stay in school. Now she just needs the other kids to stop taunting her for being homeless.
It's an orchid. It's a mantis. It's incredible — and deadly.
The orchid mantis takes on the color of a “generic or an average type of flower” to attract bees and other pollinating insects as prey.
Inky the octopus's great escape isn't all that surprising
His keepers think Inky escaped to the ocean after the lid to his tank was left slightly ajar. It's actually common for octopuses to escape from aquariums.
Australia says possible MH370 debris found on Mauritius
Australia's transport minister Sunday said new debris found on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius would be examined to see if it belonged to MH370.
Why Singapore is ground zero for the robot car revolution
Silicon Valley is the world’s top research hub for autonomous cars. But Singapore appears primed to tap America’s technological gains and get them on the road first.
By the numbers: The terror attacks we paid attention to
There's the amount of media coverage an attack gets. Then there's the number of readers who actually search for it.
The global rent-a-womb industry is starting to crumble
Developing nations are getting tired of renting women's bodies to Westerners.
It's time to put down the civet-poop coffee
And not just because it's passed through an animal's anus.
Environmental pollution kills more than 12 million people every year
That's almost equivalent to the combined populations of New York City and Los Angeles.
'Unfair and lovely': South Asian women dare to be dark
After years of artificially whitening their skin, more and more women are embracing their natural shades.
Nepal has yet to spend billions of dollars pledged after the 2015 earthquakes
Nearly a year after the disaster, administrative and political wrangling have stalled the distribution of even basic aid.
Gene holds key to (no) grey hair
Dyeing one's hair may no longer be the only option for keeping grey at bay, scientists said Tuesday in announcing the discovery of a gene that makes hair lose its luster.
The 2016 World Press Photo winners — in pictures
The topics range from the war in Syria to the illegal ivory trade in many parts of Africa.
China just put very powerful missiles in the South China Sea
Surface-to-air missiles in the middle of the planet’s most contested waters? Seems sensible.
150,000 Antarctica penguins die after iceberg traps them
Sea ice around Antarctica is increasing, in contrast to the Arctic where global warming is causing ice to melt and glaciers to shrink.
Taiwan's terrifying earthquake (PHOTOS)
It is one thing to read about a tragedy of such magnitude. It is quite another to take in the images.
Fourteen dead, 150 missing after Taiwan quake fells buildings
Relatives of residents trapped in a 16-storey apartment complex felled by a powerful earthquake in Taiwan that killed 14 people were praying for miracles Saturday.
China’s reach over fleeing dissidents is expanding worldwide
Here's why more and more countries are willing to help China capture its critics on the lam.
The world's most obese nation should probably blame mutton flaps
The Pacific island of Tonga is the most obese country in the world. One of the main causes is a cheap, fatty kind of meat imported from New Zealand.
Iran forward and back again
With new ballistic missile sanctions in place a day after nuclear sanctions were lifted, this 'new chapter' of US-Iran ties is looking a bit like some old ones we've read.
K-pop star forced to make humiliating apology on camera after waving Taiwan's flag (VIDEO)
If you thought China would take that lying down, you thought wrong.
Tsai Ing-wen just became Taiwan's first female president
The ruling Kuomintang lost the presidency and its parliamentary majority for the first time ever.
There’s a huge reason US voters should care about Taiwan’s first female president
Tsai Ing-wen will preside over a simmering feud that, if ignited, would suck the United States into a very nasty conflict.
Happiness: Is it in your DNA?
Happiness is a state of mind, the gurus say. Turns out, it could be more a function of genes.
'Disney Laos' might be Asia's most brazen knockoff to date
'Yes, we're worried about lawsuits.'
Hong Kong to ban ivory trade
Hong Kong will ban the import and export of ivory, the city's leader announced Wednesday, in a 'historic' move hailed by animal welfare activists.
5 countries spew more plastic into the oceans than the rest of the world together
And they're all in Asia.
The Islamic State is scary, in case you need a reminder
The militant group is banking on the fact that once you kill your mother, you'll never be the same.