A surge in “honor killings” in India highlights a national scourge, Ireland’s carbon taxes deliver results and a 115-year-old Japanese man is the world’s oldest man.
Bolivia’s unconventional war on drugs yields results, Switzerland refines two-thirds of the world’s gold and China plans to create a “Music Valley” outside of Beijing.
The U.S. government tries to sell advanced spy drones to South Korea, China opens the world’s longest high-speed rail line and Israel reviews restrictions on women’s prayer at Jerusalem’s Western Wall.
Critics say Russia’s potential ban on adoptions by Americans would overwhelm the country’s orphanages, China tests the world’s longest high-speed rail line and fake malaria drugs hinder progress against the disease.
An alleged gang rape in New Delhi has prompted calls for change by women’s-rights groups and violent clashes between police and anti-rape protests in the nation’s capital.
Gender imbalance in China is prompting rural men to move to urban areas in search of wives, Turkey’s Internet companies are booming and Africa now has more cell phone subscribers than the U.S.
The U.N. adds pressure on Israel to stop expanding settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the Hong Kong government makes a move to curb air pollution and Canadian authorities arrest three men over stolen maple syrup.
The Irish government is about to pass a law that allows abortions in limited circumstances, Buddhist monks in Thailand struggle to stay relevant and Swiss banking giant UBS is to pay some $1.5 billion in fines for its role in the …
The E.U. and Singapore agree on a free-trade deal, Wal-Mart allegedly used bribes to expand in Mexico and Queen Elizabeth II attends a cabinet meeting for the first time
Japan’s conservative party is back in power, North Korea marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il and Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse at the heart of the royal prank call, is to be buried in India
A broken food system is destroying the soil and fuelling health crises as well as conflicts, warns Professor John Crawford of the University of Sydney.
China aims for shale gas supremacy, fewer people in the world die of infectious diseases and malnutrition than 20 years ago and Defense Secretary signs official deployment to send American military to Turkey
Kidnapping ransoms are funding extremists in western Africa, some Mexican Mennonites consider moving back to their ancestral homeland of Russia and Hugo Chavez in delicate condition following cancer operation