What we know so far about the Bangladesh hostage siege
Twenty foreigners have been killed in an attack on a Western-style cafe in the capital Dhaka, with many hacked to death during the country's worst hostage crisis in recent memory.
Nepali guards risk their lives protecting Western embassies in Kabul. Now they're targets.
Recent Taliban attacks in Kabul are prompting an exodus of Nepali security officers assigned to guard British and Canadian embassies.
Mongolian voters head to the polls amid economic uncertainty
The opposing campaigns have been heavy on bromides about economic development but light on concrete proposals for tackling voter concerns.
Bhutan carried out a nationwide program to spay and neuter its stray dogs
Bhutan had a serious street dog problem that was turning off high-end tourists and spreading rabies. So the Buddhist kingdom did something no other country in the world had tried.
Destroyed by a quake. Targeted by organ traffickers. Will a monsoon break this village?
For decades, organ smugglers have targeted Nepal's Hokse village so frequently that it’s become known as Kidney Village.
US man commits suicide in Taiwan courtroom
The man stabbed himself in the neck with a pair of scissors after receiving a four-year prison sentence for smuggling poppy and marijuana seeds and for growing marijuana.
Taiwan's new president 'emotional' single woman: China analyst
'As a single female politician, she is unburdened by love, and lacks the constraint of family or concern for children.'
The fish people kill to own
They change colors, kill baby ducklings and have sold for $150,000. What's crazy is that decades ago, Asian arowanas were eaten for food.
Taiwan's Ma sees unlikely comedy farewell video go viral
it was Ma Ying-jeou's last-ditch attempt to show his more humorous side before handing over the presidency to his opposition rival Tsai Ing-wen.
Russian-style anti-gay legislation has inspired homophobic attacks in Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz gays say the legislation coincides with a wave of homophobia and hate crimes.
Security forces on alert ahead of tense Philippine elections
Security forces fanned out across the Philippines Sunday on the eve of national polls, following a vicious and deadly election campaign.
Inside the surreal restaurants that North Korea operates around the world
Even Americans are welcome in these North Korean outposts. But Pyongyang may be recording it all.
Australian school official banned this film about kids of gay parents
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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.