As the UN marks International Day of the Girl Child on Thursday, the focus this year is on ending child marriages.
The Bangladeshi capital is earning a growing reputation as a quality producer of high-end fashion.
Tense calm returns to Buddhist community after thousands of Muslims torched temples in southern border area.
The death of 38 passengers has shocked the city as it rarely sees major calamities.
At least 51 Tibetans have set themselves on fire since new protests against Chinese rule began in 2011.
Vaccination and disinfection are as much a part of the routine as herding, feeding and egg collection at duck farms.
Wang fashioned himself a hero by cracking down on organised crime and inspiring "Iron-Blooded Police Spirits" TV show.
Reasons behind resignation of Karim Massimov, ex-Soviet nation's longest serving prime minister, are unclear.
Unusual choices at Pyongyang's film festival and possible agriculture reform suggest the country is slowly changing.
Azerbaijan seeks the international spotlight but the hero's welcome of an axe-murderer has damaged its image.
The delicate balance of power that had kept the Asia-Pacific generally stable is now showing signs of fragility.