A Japanese company is planning to build the world's tallest wooden skyscraper with 90 percent of the building made of wood.
The Kremlin said on Wednesday (Mar 21) that a decision by the British ambassador to skip a Russian briefing on the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain showed London was unwilling to listen to Moscow's side of the story.
A group of South Korea's K-pop singers will visit Pyongyang from Mar 31, the South said on Tuesday (Mar 20), a reciprocal visit after North Korea sent performers to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Ukrainian pilot falsely accused by Russia of shooting down the MH17 airliner has reportedly taken his own life.
Vladimir Putin cruised to victory in Russia's presidential election on Sunday (Mar 18), giving him at least another six years in power.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was on Wednesday (Mar 14) narrowly confirmed by parliament to her fourth term at the helm of Europe's biggest economy.
Professor Stephen Hawking, the renowned British physicist and author of A Brief History of Time, has died at the age of 76, a family spokesperson said on Wednesday (Mar 14).
Investigators have retrieved the flight data recorder from the wreckage of a US-Bangla Airlines passenger plane that crashed, killing at least 49 people on board, as it attempted to land at Kathmandu, a senior airport official in Nepal's capital said on Tuesday (Mar 13).
The streets of Chinatown were awash in light and colour on Sunday (Feb 25) as the Chingay Parade rolled into the precinct to end off the Chinese New Year celebrations.
A 19-year-old man who had been expelled from his Florida high school was due in court on Thursday, charged with 17 counts of murder, after authorities say he unleashed one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.
A 6.4-magnitude quake on the east coast of Taiwan has left two dead and 214 injured, the government said, after buildings crumbled and trapped people inside.
About 950 gold miners were stuck underground in South Africa on Thursday (Feb 1) after a power cut, the mine's owner said, though the workers were not reported to be in immediate danger.
North Korea has abruptly cancelled a joint cultural performance with South Korea that was scheduled for Feb 4, blaming South Korean media for encouraging "insulting" public sentiment regarding the North, said South Korea's unification ministry said on Monday (Jan 29).
The United States announced on Monday (Jan 29) it was lifting its ban on refugees from 11 "high-risk" countries, but said those seeking to enter the US would come under much tougher scrutiny than in the past.
Afghanistan on Sunday (Jan 28) declared a day of national mourning as the toll for those killed by a huge bomb hidden in an ambulance in Kabul topped 100 people and tensions remained high after insurgents struck in the city for the second time in a week.
The two Koreas agreed on Wednesday (January 17th) to march together under a single flag at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony and field a united women's ice hockey team for the Games in a further sign of easing tensions on the peninsula.
A plane with 168 people aboard skidded off a runway onto a seaside cliff after landing at an airport in northern Turkey at the weekend, but no one was injured in what one passenger called a "miracle".