Former United Nations secretary-general and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80 on Saturday (Aug 18).
New Zealand became the latest country on Friday (Aug 10) to outlaw single-use plastic shopping bags, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying they will be phased out over the next year as a "meaningful step" towards reducing pollution.
A magnitude 6.2 aftershock rocked Indonesia's Lombok on Thursday (Aug 9), sparking fresh panic on the tropical tourist island as the official death toll from a powerful earthquake four days earlier jumped to 319.
The work of building Singapore is not done, and bold, creative planning will allow the heartland to be remade, communities to be rejuvenated and the country to be re-imagined, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday (Aug 8).
Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of Singapore is a role model of a multi-lingual person. He was able to speak four languages: English, Malay, Mandarin, Hokkien. You might say his language capability is attributed to the multi-racial, multi-cultural environment where he spent his life. But actually, it took a lot of hard work, perseverance and patience.
Europe baked in near-record temperatures on Monday (Aug 6) but hopes were for some respite after weeks of non-stop sunshine as people come to terms with what may prove to be the new normal in Europe.
The two Koreas have finalised a list of families separated by the Korean War whose members will be briefly reunited this month after decades of separation, Seoul said Monday (August 6).
More than one thousand tourists were being evacuated from Indonesia's Gili Islands on Monday (Aug 6) after a powerful quake struck neighbouring Lombok, killing 91 people and injuring hundreds.
The death toll from a massive dam collapse in southern Laos has jumped to 31, officials said, with scores still missing weeks after the unprecedented disaster that swept entire villages and farmland away.
A bell tolled Monday (Aug 6) in Hiroshima as Japan marked 73 years since the world's first atomic bombing, with the city's mayor warning that rising nationalism worldwide threatened peace.
Six "terrorists and hired killers" have been arrested in Venezuela accused of trying to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro in an alleged drone attack, the government said on Sunday (Aug 5).
A powerful quake which struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok has killed 82 people and wounded hundreds, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said early on Monday (Aug 6), with thousands of buildings left damaged.
The White House said on Thursday (August 2) that President Donald Trump had received a new letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, without disclosing its contents.
Apple Inc became the first USD 1 trillion publicly listed U.S. company on Thursday (August 2), crowning a decade-long rise fueled by its ubiquitous iPhone that transformed it from a niche player in personal computers into a global powerhouse spanning entertainment and communications.
Thai construction workers on Thursday (Aug 2) began building a museum to commemorate the dramatic cave rescue of a boys' football team in the northern province of Chiang Rai and the death of one of the divers.
A study in the journal PLOS ONE on Wednesday (Aug 1) found that degrading plastics emit powerful greenhouse gases like methane and ethylene, and are a previously unaccounted-for source of these heat-trapping pollutants.
Police in Seoul requested an international arrest warrant for the founder of a Singapore-based firm Thursday (August 2) after launching an investigation into the company and a South Korean start-up over false claims of discovering a long-lost Russian "treasure ship".