At least 32 people have been killed and dozens more injured after three days of heavy rain and storms in Pakistan, officials say. Most of the deaths were in the north of the country, where roofs caved in and houses collapsed,...Read More
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A forlorn and frightened pygmy elephant calf, reaching out its trunk to touch its dead mother. That’s the heartbreaking scene local authorities came across recently as they patrolled the Gunung Rara Forest Reserve in...Read More
Millie Phuah arrived at Singapore’s Bukit Brown cemetery on a humid morning, armed with a rake and gloves to clear fallen branches and decaying leaves from her ancestors’ graves. “I’ve got my...Read More
Indian authorities added murder charges Saturday for suspects in the brutal gang rape that led to the death of a 23-year-old woman and sent outraged protesters to the streets. The suspects already faced rape charges. Six people,...Read More
Millions of Hindus followed naked holy men into the cold waters of the Ganges today as part of the world’s largest gathering of people.
The ceremony in the Indian city of Allahabad came on the most auspicious day of the Maha Kumbh Mela, a 55-day religious festival which is expected to attract well over 100million bathing pilgrims.
A top festival official said nearly 3million people had bathed by late morning and 11million were expected to enter the frigid water by the end of Monday.Read More
A group of rare and endangered birds is being taken from the Highlands to India in an attempt to kick-start a recovery programme for the species. The nine tragopans are members of the pheasant family which normally inhabit the...Read More
The UN has scaled back an anti-polio campaign in Pakistan after two more health workers died in the latest of a spate of gun attacks. Attacks in the Peshawar region killed a vaccination supervisor and her driver, and injured a...Read More
The Indian capital, Delhi, has shivered through its coldest day for 44 years, with dense fog causing travel chaos. Temperatures fell to a minimum for the day of 4.8C while the maximum temperature in the city was down 11 degrees...Read More
Wild elephants living in North China 3,000 years ago belonged to the extinct genus Palaeoloxodon, scientists say. They had previously been identified as Elephas maximus, the Asian elephant that still inhabits southern China. The...Read More
Grab a helmet and check out these 15 cities where drivers use all five fingers when they wave at you. EUROPE Amsterdam, Netherlands The ” bicycling capital of Europe” tops many lists — including this one, it...Read More