Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as the Hawaii and US Gulf of Mexico regions experienced their hottest Junes on record.
North and South Korean officials began high-level negotiations on Monday (Aug 13), with one South Korean newspaper report suggesting the two sides could be planning for a summit in Pyongyang later this month.
France plans to introduce a penalty system that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic, part of a pledge to use only recycled plastic nationwide by 2025, an environment ministry official said on Sunday (Aug 12).
An earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has killed 387 people, authorities said Saturday (Aug 11), adding that hundreds of thousands of displaced people were still short of clean water, food and medicine nearly a week on.
North Korea and South Korea have agreed to start a joint survey of cross-border roads next week as part of efforts to modernise and reconnect them across their borders, the unification ministry said Friday (Aug 10).
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.