Teens from Asian nations dominated a global exam given to 15-year-olds, while U.S. students showed little improvement and failed to reach the top 20 in math, science or reading, according to test results released Tuesday.
Bangladesh's opposition alliance Monday confirmed its boycott of a January general election, failing to register candidates before a deadline for nominations and plunging the country into renewed political uncertainty.
Sri Lanka said it had “nothing to hide” Thursday as it began compiling a death toll from its war against Tamil separatists, after allegations of mass killings of civilians.
Officials have warned those who plan to marry foreigners to follow legal marriage procedures, especially women who choose to leave Laos and reside in their fiance's country.
A Pacific islander whose homeland is threatened by rising seas failed in an attempt to become the world's first climate change refugee Tuesday, with a New Zealand judge dismissing his case as “novel” but “unconvincing .”
Noor Jaan lifted her black Islamic veil and recalled the last time she saw her husband. He was among more than 600 Rohingya Muslim men thrown in jail in this remote corner of Myanmar during a ruthless security crackdown that followed sectarian violence, and among one in 10 who didn't make it out alive.
Persistent emotional attacks that humiliate, scare and control a person are signs of an abusive relationship.
Bangladesh has yet to meet benchmarks set by the U.S. government for restoration of trade benefits suspended after a garment factory collapse that killed more than 1,100 people, an influential Democratic senator said Friday.
Nepal's Maoist leader, who swapped arms for politics when his “people's war” ended in 2006, threw the country's elections into doubt Thursday by claiming the poll was rigged following big losses for his party.
Garment workers in Bangladesh will get a 77 percent pay increase from December as the government tries to end a wave of strikes that have roiled the world's second largest clothing exporter in recent months.