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.
“What they experienced was so totally barbaric that even now we find many are reporting symptoms associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,” said Yvonne Kayiteshonga, Mental Health Division Manager at the Ministry of Health.
Fighting against issues on women being objectified for their faces and figure has been a constant endeavour around the world, including Cambodia. There have been significant positive changes, yes.
A chest binder, packaging from used hormone injections and a preserved penis donated after a sex-change operation – all part of an exhibition designed to showcase Singapore’s rich transgender history.
The newly launched Asian Cultural Council devotes its efforts and resources to promote cultural exchanges and build interfaith harmony in Asia. To support its advocacy, ACC brought a group of young future cultural leaders to the storied nation of Vietnam. Sreu Rithiya, a youth voulunteer of ACC, reports.
After weeks of intense competition, Miss Universe Cambodia 2019 finally found its rightful winner, the woman who will bear the country’s flag and compete for the crown in the world’s most prestigious international beauty pageant this year.
Medical student Mahnoor Sherazi used to hail a shared public taxi to get to school, a way of traveling she found expensive, occasionally unsettling and often inconvenient, with many stops slowing her commute.
As a new imperial era begins in Japan, Emperor Akihito has left behind a legacy of modernity and compassion. During his 30-year reign, he defied monarchial norms, drawing both criticism and praise.
After 11 years of being Phnom Penh’s iconic arts hub, the German-Cambodian Cultural Center Meta House is ready to march forward with new plans for the years ahead.
Last week, 250 children at five London primary schools have carried backpacks that monitor air quality for a university-led study tracking pollution levels on their daily journeys.
India’s frenetic cities, historical monuments, tasty food, and beautiful scenery may be among the biggest attractions for foreign tourists.