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.
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.