Because of Myanmar's economic stagnation over the past decades, very little development has taken place -- which has allowed the country's historic colonial buildings to endure. But as the country loosens up, some preservationists are worried it may lead to destruction of relatively rundown, but still historic, buildings.
Pakistan's 14-year-old women's advocate, Malala Yousufzai, was gravely wounded in a Taliban assassination attempt. After receiving treatment in Pakistan in recent days, the government decided to transfer her to a U.K. hospital where she can get "integrated" treatment.
Intestinal parasites are a major problem for India's school children. They make them lethargic, they contribute to missing classes and generally lower their quality of life. Now, a new initiative is seeking to deworm students around the world, to improve their economic and educational prospects.
A 14-year-old Pakistani girl has been rallying efforts to improve educational opportunities for women. On Tuesday, her outspokenness nearly cost her her life, after a Taliban gunman shot her and gravely wounded her. Pakistanis across the country have reacted with outrage.
Ethiopia answered the call of the United Nations in the 1950s and sent three battalions to South Korea to repulse the North Korean offensive. Along the way, they distinguished themselves for their valor, but also for their tradition of bringing all of their war dead home with them — a tradition embraced by the United States soon after.
If film isn't the first thing you think of when you think of North Korea, you're excused. But Pyongyang's film festival is this week, and it includes a homegrown film as well. A partnership of North Korean and west moviemakers, Comrade Kim Goes Flying is the highlight of the event.
South Korea has some of the highest suicide rates in the country — and yet people still won't talk about how to get help. But the Seoul government is trying to combat the problem, by changing the atmosphere and environment on one bridge that has proven to be a regular spot of suicide attempts.
The Chinese government finally announced when its Party Congress would take place, the event where its leadership turns over and a new generation steps up. Among those competing for a top spot is Wang Yang, a top party leader in Guangdong province.
South Koreans are spending money with reckless abandon, taking out loans and maxing out credit cards to pay their bills. They're doing it, usually, in hopes of improving their socioeconomic status, but economists say they may be banking on an unsteady foundation.
The Chinese people don't know much about where their big leadership transition is supposed to happen -- but they know it's soon. Slowly, more people are calling on the government to be more transparent in its process.