Philippine officials said Saturday they had set a new world record for the most trees planted in an hour, with 3.2 million seedlings sown as part of a national forestation program.
Remnants of volcanoes, towering ridges and deep trenches have been discovered on the seabed of the southern Indian Ocean by experts mapping the underwater terrain as part of the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.
An Indian court on Saturday sentenced Jayalalithaa Jayaram, a former film star who became one of the country's most colorful and controversial politicians, to four years in jail in a corruption case that has run for nearly two decades.
India's 100 richest people are for the first time all billionaires, according to an annual Forbes survey released Thursday, nearly double the number from five years ago.
Japanese dancer and choreographer Carlotta Ikeda has died at her home in France at the age of 73, her dance company said Thursday.
Australia and Cambodia signed an agreement Friday for asylum-seekers who are refused residency in Australia to instead be resettled in the impoverished Southeast Asian country criticized for its deteriorating human rights record.
Australian tycoon Clive Palmer's Mineralogy on Friday served a notice on Chinese-owned CITIC Pacific to terminate its mining rights to a multibillion-dollar iron ore project in the latest clash between the two firms.
Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo accused his opponents Friday of rolling back democracy after parliament voted to scrap direct elections of local officials, a move likely to hinder his ambitious reform agenda.
Japanese consumer inflation slowed further in August, official data showed Friday, stoking concerns about Tokyo's war on deflation.
Australia confirmed Thursday it will sign an asylum-seeker resettlement deal with Cambodia in a move slammed by human rights groups as violating its international obligations.