Malaysia will increase cigarette prices by the end of this month, said Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad on Tuesday (Oct 16).
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo agreed to arrange a second summit between the two countries as soon as possible, South Korea's presidential office said on Sunday (Oct 7).
The U.N.'s 195-nation climate science body plunged deep into overtime on Saturday (Oct 5) to finalise a report outlining stark options - all requiring a global makeover of unprecedented scale - for avoiding climate chaos.
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump cosied up to baby elephants and went on safari in Kenya on Friday (Oct 5), on the third leg of her solo tour of Africa.
French police are investigating the disappearance of the president of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, who was reported missing after travelling from France to his native China.
Between October 2011 and November 2017, 259 people around the world died while taking selfies, according to a study published in the July-August edition of the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care.
Denis Mukwege, a doctor who helps victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery by Islamic State, won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.
A strong earthquake on Friday (Oct 5) jolted the same area of Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido that was hit by one of the country's most powerful tremors last month.
U.S. scientists Frances Arnold, George Smith and British researcher Gregory Winter won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday (Oct 3) for applying the principles of evolution to develop enzymes used to make everything from biofuels to pharmaceuticals, the jury said.
A volcano on Indonesia's Sulawesi erupted on Wednesday morning (Oct 3), just days after the island was struck by a devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Visitors entering New Zealand will have to disclose passwords for their electronic devices if they asked to by customs officials, or risk being slapped with a NZ$5,000 (US$3,300) fine.
Three scientists on Tuesday (Oct 2) won the Nobel Physics Prize, including the first woman in 55 years, for inventing optical lasers that have paved the way for advanced precision instruments used in corrective eye surgery, the jury said.
"Unworkable", "unacceptable", "impasse": the words used to describe Brexit talks between Britain and the European Union do little to temper concerns that the two are heading for a chaotic divorce.
More than 1,200 people are now known to have died in the quake-tsunami that smashed into Sulawesi, Indonesia said Tuesday (Oct 2), as police pledged to clamp down on looting by survivors taking advantage of the chaos.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday took credit for salvaging a trilateral free trade accord with Canada and Mexico, marking it as a victory in his campaign to reshape global commerce as financial markets breathed a sigh of relief.
Two immunologists, James Allison of the U.S. and Tasuku Honjo of Japan, won the 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize for research into how the body's natural defences can fight cancer, the jury said on Monday (Oct 1).
Troops from North and South Korea began removing some landmines along their border on Monday, the South's defence ministry said, in a pact to reduce tension and build trust on the peninsula.