Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lanka’s prime minister.
11 people including two children died after consuming a religious food in India.
Facebook is being used to silence bloggers critical of Vietnam’s gov’t, says RSF.
Restrictions imposed by authorities hit normal life in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir.
A coal mine accident in China’s southwestern city of Chongqing kills seven workers.
Christmas decorations are going up for the first time in years in Damascus.
Heavy fighting between ethnic groups in southern Ethiopia has killed at least 21 people.
The Camp Fire in California has been under control, but the fire season is not over.
Canadian business consultant Michael Spavor is being investigated in China.
The two Koreas to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for an inter-Korean railway.
Families of some of the 189 people killed in a Lion Air plane crash held a protest rally.
A near-record number of journalists around the world are behind bars for their work.
Nine people are killed and nearly 50 injured in Turkey in a train crash.
Police scour eastern France for a fugitive gunman behind a deadly Strasbourg attack.
21 prisoners broke out of a prison in northern Iraq but 15 of them are recaptured.
Cannabis for medical use in Thailand is expected to be legalised by May next year.
Prime Minister of Bhutan has confirmed his visit to New Delhi, India on Dec. 27 at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister.
Myanmar and India sign a MoU on state-level cooperation in science and technology.
After 117 years, the US returns the three original church bells taken from Philippines.
African Observatory HQ to be in Rabat.