US President Donald Trump’s criticism of security arrangements with Japan may push Prime Minister Shinto Abe to revise the country’s pacifist stand.
Long hours at school, hours of homework and being forced by parents to have private tuition are taking a toll on students in Singapore.
Workers in Europe had to adapt to high temperatures in recent days. But the impact of heat stress on people and the global economy by the year 2030 will be severe, according to the UN. The world’s poorest will be worst affected.
After mysteriously expanding for decades, Antarctica’s sea ice cover melted by an area four times greater than France in just a few years and now stands at a record low, according to a study published Monday.
Beijing is set to open an eye-catching multi-billion dollar airport resembling a massive shining starfish, to accommodate soaring air traffic in China and celebrate the Communist government’s 70th anniversary in power,
Five small ships sailed out of harbor on Monday in Japan’s first commercial whale hunt in more than three decades, a move that has aroused global condemnation and fears for the fate of whales.
G20 host Japan hopes world leaders will endorse a deal on marine plastic waste and find common ground on climate change, but its own environmental record is under increasing scrutiny.
Scientific research shows that this year could see severe melting of the Greenland ice sheet which threatens to submerge the world’s coastal areas in the future.
The largest peacekeeping missions in the world are in countries most exposed to climate change, according to a Sweden-based research institute. Without new approaches, peace doesn’t stand a chance.
With the head sheaves whirling on top of the derrick, the century-old No.1 pit of the Kailuan colliery still lifts coal from deep underground. The icon of the old industrial city of Tangshan is also a tourist site.
Saudi Arabia has rendered toothless the once-feared religious police amid a liberalisation drive, but a planned “public decency” law is stoking controversy with some fearing a revival of morality policing.
The dramatic rescue of 12 young footballers and their coach from a flooded cave in Thailand has been hailed as a miracle drawing thousands of tourists to the site located at a once serene mountainside in the country’s north.
As the United States ramps up tensions with China, researchers from both countries are feeling the heat, unable to collaborate on valuable research.
Morocco’s breathtaking sand dunes are literally being reduced to rocks by ‘sand mafias’ who illegally dredge the resource to feed insatiable construction contractors.
By the end of this century, one-fifth of ocean life as we know it will vanish from the face of the earth all because of global warming.
The black softshell turtle is officially extinct in the wild, but a centuries-old Indian temple and its nature-loving caretaker are helping the creature make a tentative comeback.
Landlocked, secretive and with ungovernable borders, Laos has become a sluice for transporting Made-In-Myanmar meth to the drug hungry markets of Southeast Asia and Australia, where billion-dollar seizures are now being made.
Scientists on Thursday unveiled the most detailed simulation of a black hole yet, solving a mystery dating back more than four decades over how the star-devouring monsters consume matter.
Former investment banker turned scientist Yan Wa-tat is on a mission to bring back Hong Kong’s heydays as the Pearl of the Orient.
Chimpanzees, mankind’s closest primate relative, are being driven into extinction by urban expansion and hunting.
One school in northeast India has taken a novel approach to addressing the scourge of plastic waste by making its collection a condition of free attendance.
Thailand’s Muslim silk weavers fear they are a dying breed because the younger generation is not willing to learn or carry out the traditional craft.
Malaysia’s Portuguese Eurasian community has a distinct and vibrant culture. But many older folk fear that their language Kristang, which UNESCO lists as “severely endangered”, is increasingly being discarded by the younger generation.
Sparkling or sweet, demand for English wine is flourishing, say producers, with the search for suitable land to grow grapes and plant vineyards gathering momentum across England.
As Tume Racha made tea for her grandchildren in the family’s small wood-frame house woven from rags and camel hides, she talked about what her community holds most sacred: its trees.
Wearing camouflage shirts and combat boots, a Venezuelan militia group stands in formation in the Colombian city of Cucuta as their commander, a former Venezuelan army sergeant, outlines plans to seize towns across the border before heading to Caracas to help oust President Nicolas Maduro.
In secretive vaults in Rome, crisp 100 and 200 euro banknotes are rolling off the printing press.
Seventy-five years ago, a young British sailor stood on the bridge of a warship, its gun barrels pointing out to the coast of France and watched the devastation being rained down on a country he wanted to liberate.
Two years after the Philippine city of Marawi was overrun by jihadists it remains in ruins, with experts warning that stalled reconstruction efforts are bolstering the appeal of extremist groups in the volatile region.
The gesture touched on one of the 2020 US election’s key issues – the high cost of education.