In a small windowless room in the heart of Indian tourist magnet Jaipur, Parveena shows a school uniform and tiny shoes to prove that the little boy sitting on the floor, sticking beads on a bangle goes to school and is not a child slave.
Can robots be creative? British gallery owner Aidan Meller hopes to go some way towards answering that question with Ai-Da, who her makers say will be able to draw people from sight with a pencil in her bionic hand.
“This is America”, Childish Gambino’s searing indictment of police brutality and racism, scored a breakthrough for rap on Sunday at the Grammy awards, where the top prize went to country artist Kacey Musgraves.
One of the fashion’s most enduring trends is to draw inspiration from other cultures’ traditional arts and crafts.
Luke Cassady-Dorion believed marriage was for “boring” straight people until he met the man he wanted to spend the rest of his life with – Tae. But Thailand, where they live, does not permit same-sex marriage.
Caricatures of Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump will join Charlie Chaplin and Harvey Weinstein when the Nice Carnival lights up the Cote d’Azur this month.
Staying at a hotel on the Thai island of Koh Samui in 2015, Meghan Kerrigan noticed the four bottles of water she was given every day
On a blue mat in their mud and bamboo home in the middle of the world’s largest refugee settlement
Located in Japan’s southwestern Okinawa Prefecture, Ishigaki Island is an attractive tourist destination
One of the world’s most densely populated cities, Hong Kong, is facing a proliferation of wild boars as the large mammals stray increasingly into built-up areas.
In an era of high-speed trains, the slow, cheap “green trains” that dominated China until the 1990s have kept running in remote and mountainous areas.
Created in a grassroots effort by local residents, a biodiversity park near India’s capital New Delhi serves as a green haven for people and wildlife. Now authorities want to build a six-lane highway across it.
The crack of a sniper round strikes terror as you crouch behind a cinder-block wall. An explosion rips into your ear drums. Down the street a building collapses into dust. A helicopter gunship emerges through the smoke, leaving nowhere to hide.
With new success stories and a symbolic punishment of “Chinese Frankenstein” He Jiankui, China wants to distract from its lax ethical standards in science.
The north bank of Melbourne’s Yarra River is dotted with a series of Aboriginal-made art installations. The eel-shaped winding paths, the metal shields and the message sticks are a reminder of the original inhabitants of this part of Australia.
An unforgettable adventure to a foreign country starts and ends with a plane ride. And more often than not, our experiences on the plane affect our mood on the entire trip.
The Angkor Hospital for Children has already come a long way since it treated its first child patient in 1999.
Kang Sung-il buys Sancho, his Pomeranian, a toy every business trip and this Lunar New Year holiday will dress him up in a new $50 suit to visit ‘grandma’, Kang’s mother.
Vakurta in Savar on the outskirts of Bangladesh’s capital city of Dhaka is a place highly regarded for its exquisite jewelry and ornaments made by local artisans using methods passed on from one generation to the next.
From Kampot, it goes on to the City of Temples with a long weekend of FAB shows and events including art exhibitions, film screening and concert.
DW’s Irene Banos Ruiz writes that desalination makes fresh water available for millions of people, but it has environmental impacts: Lots of energy is needed and marine wildlife suffers because of the salty and toxic slush dumped in the sea.
More of the billions of tonnes of materials the world uses each year must be recycled and reused to keep climate change in check, researchers said on Tuesday.
Bollywood makes a lesbian rom-com, a transgender woman bags a key opposition party post and judges green light same-sex couples living together – just some of the groundbreaking firsts since India legalised gay sex four months ago.
It may not put a meal on the table for furloughed federal employees, but some US museums and symphonies are supplying food for the mind in free admission for workers affected by the longest partial federal government shutdown in US history.
The Indian government has recently passed an order that allows intelligence agencies to access data stored on computers anywhere in the country.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and three world’s top universities announced Wednesday to establish a research center on neurodegenerative diseases in Hong Kong.
Hate speech, abuse, belittlement: DW contributor Courtney Tenz looks at how #ToxicTwitter is shifting our culture of debate – and wonders why, if we can’t say something nice, we are saying anything at all.
The largest religious gathering on earth is underway at the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati rivers. India’s Hindu nationalist-led government has actively promoted the festival.
Defying the general misconception that life becomes purposeless after cancer diagnosis, some two dozen cancer survivors in Nepal walked on the ramp in the capital city on Friday night.
When her first child – a daughter – was born, Pa Pa Win dreamed of a grand wedding for her many years down the line, with a big celebration in their village in Myanmar’s Mon state.