Over 300,000 people gathered simultaneously in hundreds of cities including in Seoul, New York City, Sydney and Shanghai for the third annual commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace on Wednesday.
Floods subsided across Sri Lanka Tuesday revealing the full extent of damage from last week's deluge that also triggered landslides, officials said, as the death toll crossed 100.
A state government in northern Nigeria on Tuesday declared a state of emergency after moths destroyed swathes of tomato fields, threatening supplies of the country's leading staple food.
India routinely uses outdated and loosely worded laws to crackdown on dissent, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday, urging the government to repeal or amend legislation used to stifle free speech.
A third of India’s cash machines don’t work, the central bank said, posing a challenge for the government as it strives to provide banking services to millions of poor citizens living in rural areas.
Indian police officials said on Tuesday that they have killed the operations head of a major militant group in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir in a gunbattle.
Survivors of the American nuclear bombing of Hiroshima will be present when US President Barack Obama lays a wreath at ground zero this week, reports said Wednesday.
Children are being put to work on tobacco plantations in Indonesia that supply some of the world's biggest cigarette companies, putting their health at serious risk, Human Rights Watch warned Wednesday.