Vienna has dislodged Melbourne for the first time at the top of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index, strengthening the Austrian capital’s claim to being the world’s most pleasant city to live in.
To help overburdened students cope with stress, government schools across Delhi have added a new subject to their schedules — happiness. There are no tests, no marks and no homework. DW’s Sonia Phalnikar reports.
Bangladesh police arrest Riazul Islam as he was walking home from his in-laws’ house. At 3:15 am, he was shot dead in a sandy field beside a set of railroad tracks north of Dhaka.
A new “pig family” postal stamp has stoked debate about whether China may further loosen its family planning policy next year as couples delay parenthood and the world’s most populous nation greys.
Coping with disability is never easy, wherever one may be – and in Cambodia, where support for the handicapped is limited to say the least.
Reports of child abuse at state-run shelters have shocked India, exposing the government’s inability to protect children.
A bleak future combined with barriers to work and education is a recipe for disaster for refugees in Indonesia. But some enterprising souls have found ways out of the doldrums. DW’s Gemima Harvey reports from Jakarta.
In an ornately decorated building in central Beijing, cobbler Cai Wenke painstakingly makes shoes by hand in a process that has hardly changed since the business first started in 1853.
Australia’s population hit a record 25 million yesterday, almost a decade earlier than projected, as it attracts hundreds of thousands of migrants each year, latest government data shows.
The Druze are one of the largest minority groups in the Middle East. Spread across several countries in the region, they now find their very existence under threat from war in Syria and legal discrimination in Israel.
The worst drought in living memory is sweeping parts of eastern Australia, leaving farmers struggling to cope and asking questions about their future.
Tens of thousands of people gathered about 700 hundred kilometers west of Tokyo yesterday to commemorate 73 years since the US dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
A phone app and a database of more than 50 million voters were key weapons in the successful campaign of cricket legend Imran Khan in last month’s general election.
According to the largest language census in India, which took authorities seven years to complete, 19,569 different languages or dialects were described as a “mother tongue” by some 1.21 billion people in the country.
Dogs are generally seen as more capable of performing tasks for their human masters, as well as their ability to seemingly be empathetic to human emotions.
Sexual abuse is literally everywhere. We hear it happening in schools, workplaces, organisations – and yes, even inside homes.
As the stultifying summer heat sends Iraqis in search of cool spots, restaurateur Ali Hussein provides sanctuary – even though it means hooking up to an expensive generator.
The government insists casinos as part of “integrated resorts” will create jobs and attract tourists. Opponents say they will encourage gambling addiction and strengthen underworld gangs.
Kneeling before his homemade metal scuba helmet, Bhoomin Samang prays for good fortune before he dives into the day’s work – scouring the bed of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya river for sunken treasure.
The planet’s largest colony of king penguins has declined by nearly 90 percent in three decades, alarmed researchers said Monday.