Children cool themselves off in a public water fountain in downtown Seoul, Friday, July 22. A heat wave warning was issued in South Korea as temperatures soared above 35 degrees Celsius.
India on Friday mounted a massive search and rescue operation for an Indian Air Force plane that went missing with 29 people onboard over the Bay of Bengal.
Hope of finding flight MH370's final resting place is "fading" and the massive three-nation search for the doomed jet will be suspended if nothing turns up in the suspected crash zone, Malaysia, Australia and China said Friday.
Singapore said Thursday it had seized nearly US$180 million linked to scandal-tainted Malaysian state fund 1MDB, raising the pressure a day after Washington moved to grab more than US$1 billion in assets over "enormous" fraud.
Ten Brazilians who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group were arrested Thursday, authorities announced, describing them as "amateurs" who discussed on social media the possibility of staging attacks during next month's Olympics.
Russia lost its appeal Thursday against the Olympic ban on its track and field athletes, a decision which could add pressure on the IOC to exclude the country entirely from next month's games in Rio de Janeiro.
The oceanographer whose calculations helped an American adventurer find potential debris from Flight 370 said Thursday that the Malaysia Airlines jetliner could have crashed slightly north of the current search area.
Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has accepted an invite from Barack Obama to visit the United States, her government said Thursday, the first time the pair will meet since last year's landmark elections.
A small Hollywood studio behind Martin Scorcese's stinging movie about greed on Wall Street has been swept up in a multibillion-U.S.-dollar financial scandal tied to the prime minister of Malaysia.
A Bangladesh court on Thursday convicted the exiled eldest son of the main opposition leader for money laundering and sentenced him to seven years in prison, a move that could end his political ambitions.