The countries that decide the fate of Antarctica reached an historic agreement on Friday to create the world's largest marine protected area in the ocean next to the frozen continent.
Militants linked to Islamic State jihadists abducted and killed around 30 civilians, including children, in central Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday, raising concerns about the group's expanding presence beyond its eastern stronghold.
The government of Kyrgyzstan resigned Wednesday after the president's party quit the ruling coalition, sparking fears the Central Asian country could plunge into instability, the presidency said.
A 174-ton piece of jade worth millions of dollars that was uncovered in Myanmar will have to stay where it is for now -- because its owners don't have equipment strong enough to move it.
There is one Buddhist nun everyone in Nepal knows by name -- not because she's a religious icon and a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, nor for her work running a girl's school and a hospital for kidney patients.
With turquoise columns propping up a pink and yellow portico, Myanmar's art deco style Thwin cinema is a rare relic from a golden age of movie-making that dazzled audiences more than half a century ago.
Australia's tough gun controls will be further tightened to restrict access to new rapid-fire shotguns, the prime minister said Wednesday.
Bangladesh police said Tuesday they have identified three people as financial backers of a group blamed for a deadly attack on a cafe, including a doctor who joined Islamic State jihadists in Syria.
Two passenger buses collided head-on in central Pakistan on Monday, killing 25 people and injuring 69, officials said.
Searchers have recovered 25 bodies from a ferry that sank in central Myanmar and expect to find scores more corpses as workers begin raising the boat from the riverbed, officials said Monday.