President Maithripala Sirisena shut the parliament soon after sacking Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister and naming former strongman leader Mahinda Rajapakse in his place.
Religious groups incensed by acquittal of a Christian woman Asia Bibi for blasphemy vow no let up to protests after Prime Minister Imran Khan promised to confront them.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has conducted a study to determine particulate pollution worldwide. Above all, cities in poorer countries have values far above those recommended. Which are these.
In a protest against the acquittal of Christian woman in a blasphemy case, protesters blocked roads across Pakistan, cutting off scores of cities and towns from capital Islamabad.
A no-fly zone has come into effect along the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea, despite reservations by Seoul's strongest ally, the United States.
The head of Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee confirmed finding one of the back boxes from the the Lion Air jet three days after it crashed into the Java sea with 189 people on board.
In its report, the US-based Human Rights Watch drew on interviews with more than 50 North Korean escapees to chronicle gruesome details of rape and other abuses perpetrated by security officers such as border guards, but also civilian officials.
The trial of Bibi, who is an illiterate mother of five, has become a test case for Pakistan's commitment to protect its minorities, which have born the brunt of blasphemy accusations.
Pakistan's top court has acquitted Asia Bibi of blasphemy charges in a case that led to the deaths of a sitting governor and minister in the past. The decision — viewed as controversial by Pakistani hardliners—has triggered violent protests.
The Statue of Unity, a 182 metre tribute to Indian freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel has been inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The comments came after reports RBI governor Urjit Patel was on the verge of resigning over the breakdown in relations with the government.
Indonesia has deployed "pinger locators" to try to locate the plane's blackboxes, and yesterday the team had heard a ping sound in a location at 35 metres depth. Meanwhile, Lion Air's technical director and several technicians have been fired.
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