Millions of women have become widows as a result of decades of fighting in Afghanistan, leaving them vulnerable and penniless.
Pressure is growing on the HNA conglomerate after a debt-fuelled $50 billion buying spree that has seen its credit rating downgraded by Standard & Poor's.
Satellite imagery used to assess pollution levels around the world found that South Asian countries accounted for 12.2 million of the total number of affected children.
Improvised explosive devise was set off to target a military vehicle with recruits in Mir Ali town in North Waziristan, one of Pakistan's seven semi-autonomous tribal districts, where the army is battling the Taliban.
Zeid Raad al Hussein, the UN's human rights chief, condemns "widespread, systematic and shockingly brutal" attacks against the Rohingya, as well as decades of discrimination and persecution.
As the United Nations has banned trade with North Korea, coal, iron ore and seafood have been piling up in Rason's ports in the DPRK's biggest economic zone.
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