Seven Buddhist religious workers from the village of Sindhukot in Nepal are trading in their robes for running shoes.
Rich cities around the world are largely responsible for greenhouse gas emissions, says a new study.
China is making plans to create a large protected space for one of its most famous creatures: the giant panda.
An Indonesian state Islamic university faced criticism this week after it barred female students from wearing full-face veils.
Eleven countries in the Pacific region have signed a major Asia-Pacific free trade agreement in Santiago, Chile.
Chinese media say the Communist Party has proposed lifting term limits for the office of president from China’s Constitution.
The disputes have increased partly because of claims to undersea gas and oil.
Members of Hong Kong’s Roman Catholic community are worried about a possible deal between the Catholic Church and China’s leaders.
Such gatherings are part of a Turkish effort to improve contacts with African leaders.
The rights group Amnesty International says the world’s most powerful leaders have made angry political speech a normal behavior.