For decades, members of the Jogi ethnic minority in Afghanistan has sought legal recognition as citizens with rights to own property and lead normal lives. Things might finally change for them now.
South Africa launches ATM-like vending machine to dispense medicines to patients with chronic illnesses such as AIDS, in a move to decongest public healthcare facilities.
After a lonely battle against her employer Samsung, sexual abuse victim, Lee Eun-eui began to build a new career as a lawyer to help other South Korean women with sex abuse cases.
The conference aims to boost support to the UN agency, which is facing a financial deficit affecting the agency's provision of basic services to millions of Palestinian refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, the West Bank and Gaza.
An increasing number of Filipinos are turning to costly annulments to end their marriages due to divorce being illegal in the predominantly Catholic country.
Finland leads the 156-country ranking, while Burundi is least content, according to a UN study. The report says the 10 happiest countries also score highest on immigrant happiness.
Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralysed, died early on Wednesday, a University of Cambridge spokesman announced.
The London Central Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre and the Fazl Mosque have been given special listed status in recognition of their architectural and historic importance.
A new danger has appeared in the form of crocodiles as floodwaters in Australia's Queensland recede.
In Europe, there were more than 21,000 cases of measles and 35 deaths last year, a fourfold increase in cases compared to the previous year.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed Brenda Lucki, the first permanent female head to lead the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in 2011, Japanese people have got used to a huge sea wall built to protect them in case of another giant tsunami hitting their shores.
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