Research reveals that Southeast Asia has the highest percentage of female inmates.
Countries send emergency medical aid, field hospitals and tracking dogs to Lebanon.
Facebook and Twitter took aim at US President Donald Trump and his campaign Wednesday over a video post in which he contended that children are “almost immune” to the coronavirus, a claim they said amounted to “misinformation.”
China has banned its vessels from fishing off the Galapagos Marine Reserve from September to November, a foreign ministry official said Thursday, after Ecuador expressed concern over a massive fleet in the area.
The blast appears to have been caused by a fire igniting 2,750 t of ammonium nitrate.
Far from slowing down, the latest figures show that the rate of infection is accelerating.
Every member state has ratified a United Nations convention banning the worst forms of child labour, the UN announced Tuesday, in a historic first – though eliminating such practices remains distant.
Sri Lankan voters cast their ballots Wednesday for a new parliament as the ruling Rajapaksa brothers seek a fresh mandate to cement their grip on power.
The coronavirus has killed nearly 690,000 people and infected at least 18.1 million.
A vaccine trialled in Moscow, is about to pass state registration, officials said.
Hurricane Isaias slammed into North Carolina Monday, bringing life-threatening storm surges, as the entire US eastern seaboard battened down, fearing flash floods and destructive winds.
The number of coronavirus cases recorded worldwide topped 18 million on Monday.
More than 27 million people in the Philippines will go back into lockdown Tuesday.
Chiang Mai and Loei provinces took a pounding from storm Sinlaku as it moved into Thailand, with heavy rain and flash-flood warnings still in force until at least Tuesday.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has told authorities to seize the body of a witness in the “Boss” hit-and-run case who died in an accident last week and to perform a new autopsy.
America’s first crewed spaceship to fly to the International Space Station in nearly a decade returned safely to Earth on Sunday, splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico.
As on 8 am Sunday, 37,364 deaths related to novel coronavirus are recorded.
Criminal charges are filed against the suspected mastermind of an epic Twitter hack.
Thousands protested against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu across Israel on Saturday night, demanding he resign over alleged corruption and a resurgence of coronavirus cases.
Australia on Sunday introduced sweeping new measures to control a growing coronavirus outbreak in its second-biggest city, including an overnight curfew and a ban on weddings for the first time during the pandemic.
The UN health agency warned that the coronavirus pandemic would be lengthy and could lead to “response fatigue”, as the case count in South Africa topped half a million.
Duterte orders IATF-EID to act immediately on an appeal for a “timeout” and to put Metro Manila anew under enhanced community quarantine.
Thailand reports six new cases of coronavirus disease, all of whom are quarantined.
It could be a sign its builders were from a highly organised society.
The United States marked a grim milestone on Wednesday when its coronavirus deaths topped 150,000 – far exceeding the toll in any other pandemic-hit nation.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday encouraged Southeast Asia to recover better from COVID-19 by addressing inequality and greening the economy.
Japan will from next week lift a ban on the re-entry of some foreign residents, imposed to limit the spread of coronavirus, the foreign ministry has announced.
Rare footage of previously unidentified tigers is a recovery for the endangered animal.
Muslim pilgrims begin a pandemic-curtailed version of their sacred hajj.
Papua New Guinea ramped up coronavirus testing and rushed to build field hospitals on Wednesday after an outbreak was found to have spread beyond its locked-down capital.