Vietnam’s salt farmers toil in the sweltering sun to eke out a meagre living, increasingly battered by imports of the mineral and also climate woes.
Coastal towns and islets in the Philippines are steadily sinking because groundwater is increasingly being pumped out to cater to a booming population and growing economy,
A brash, self-promoting billionaire with political ambition and a string of controversies in his wake, Clive Palmer not only sounds like Australia’s answer to Donald Trump, that is exactly who he is modelling himself on.
As the Muslim fasting month progresses, some poor children in Indonesia are donning giant puppet costumes known as Ondel-Ondel and busking in the streets to try to make a living.
Climate change is moving to the center stage at the United Nations.
Slicing through juicy cuts of pork belly alongside rarer delicacies of ox brain and sheep intestine, young butchers at a Frankfurt trade hall cast a suspicious eye towards the so-called fake meat products on display.
Since 1980 groups of Russian volunteers have been fanning out across the country looking for the remains of Red Army soldiers who died fighting the Nazis in World War II.
Red-faced bank bosses in Australia have admitted to an embarrassing error, revealing their state-of-the-art $50 note had a typo.
A lipstick pistol, a button-hole camera, a lethal umbrella and an authentic waterboarding table: the espionage world’s heroic, ingenious and sordid sides are all on show in Washington’s all-new, much-expanded International Spy Museum.
As a boy Muhammad Fayyaz dreamed of joining the Pakistani air force but his father’s death forced him quit eighth grade and do odd jobs to support his mother and five siblings.
The nauseating smell of death that infested the streets around Colombo’s morgue after Sri Lanka’s devastating Easter attacks has finally dispersed.
Political parties are taking advantage of Australia’s open policy on online information gathering in their polls campaigns, Reuters notes.
Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn will be crowned this weekend in a pageantry-laden ceremony flecked by Hindu and Buddhist ritual, as Rama X furthers his primacy over one of the world’s richest monarchies and a kingdom beset by ulcerous political divides.
Brazil is home to more than half of the world’s plant and animal species, but its ecological paradises are facing growing threats from big business and criminal outfits who have found a champion in far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, experts say.
Religious tensions and a government ban on covering the face since the Easter Sunday suicide attacks have forced conservative Muslim women in Sri Lanka to shun veils, head scarves and long robes in public.
Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn coronation ceremonies are due to begin on Saturday and Thai’s are scrambling to install portraits of him.
Japan marks the end of an era with Tuesday’s abdication of Emperor Akihito, and the outgoing monarch leaves behind a much-changed country.
Japan’s Emperor Akihito’s abdication today, in one of several ceremonies marking the transition to his heir Crown Prince Naruhito, will be a brief, relatively simple and rare event, Reuters notes.
The persecution of Christians across the world is on the rise, just like the politicisation of religion. But in the wake of the terror attacks in Sri Lanka, experts are warning against proclaiming a war between faiths.
Can one explain death objectively and scientifically? When does it begin? What happens afterwards? What do near-death experiences show? Do we have a soul? DW’s Alexander Freund tries to answer these questions.
From grubby packaging engulfing small Southeast Asian communities to waste piling up in plants from the US to Australia, China’s ban on accepting the world’s used plastic has plunged global recycling into turmoil.
Tourists are scrambling to flee Sri Lanka and cancelling holidays after a string of deadly suicide blasts that have sparked concerns the lucrative tourism industry could be sent into a tailspin.
It’s a familiar enough story: girl meets country, girl falls in love with country, girl has musical experiences, girl has to leave because her internship has ended, girl vows to return to country.
Less than 18 months ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, visitors are still struggling to comprehend the “Japlish” that the locals say is completely understandable.
Thirteen fossil bones and teeth excavated in a cave in the Philippines represent an enigmatic previously unknown human species, probably small in stature and possessing an unexpected mix of archaic and modern traits, scientists said on Wednesday.
50 years ago people with Down syndrome only had a life expectancy of 10 years. Things have radically changed. Nowadays, many can live fulfilling lives past the age of 60, writes DW’s Gudrun Heise.
After generations of trawling the same waters, the fishermen on the coast of Tamil Nadu in southeastern India know where to cast a net or park a boat without resorting to signs or GPS maps.
Twenty-year-old Sana Tajik managed to convince her parents to allow her to follow her childhood dreams and become a singer, but she realises the dangers of being a woman, let alone a woman entertainer, in tribal northwest Pakistan.
During a lull in Afghanistan’s never-ending war, before the fighting season resumes once again in the spring, Taliban fighters recall laying down their Kalashnikovs and, for a brief moment, enjoying a game of cricket.
Taeko Watanabe awoke one cold March night and found a trail of blood in the hallway, a bloody cleaver on her son Yuki’s bed and no trace of him in the house. Then police discovered a suicide note in his bedroom.