At least 60 children have died at a public hospital in northern India, officials say, amid allegations that the oxygen supply was cut over unpaid bills.
Officials in Uttar Pradesh state admitted the supply had been disrupted but said this did not cause the deaths.
There was panic at the hospital with relatives trying to support staff using manual breathing bags, local media say.
China's President Xi Jinping has urged Donald Trump and North Korea to avoid "words and actions" that worsen tensions, state media say.
Mr Trump and North Korea have been exchanging hostile rhetoric, with the US president threatening to rain "fire and fury" on the North.
But China, North Korea's only major ally, has been urging restraint.
A White House statement said the US and China...
A suspected unexploded bomb has been found at the site of the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan.
The US is thought to have dropped the 89cm-long (3ft) device during WW2.
It was found by workers building a car park at the site where a four-decade-long decommissioning process is under way.
Tens of thousands of residents had to evacuate the area after a reactor meltdown in 2011 following an...
A verbal warning from U.S. President Donald Trump threatening "fire and fury" against North Korea, and subsequent remarks from Pyongyang to create an "enveloping fire" around the U.S. territory of Guam is raising concerns in South Korea.
But South Koreans who spoke to UPI on Wednesday said war on the Korean peninsula is highly unlikely, pointing to past experience with similar or even higher...
A 10-year-old girl who is pregnant and has been refused an abortion is at the centre of a media storm in India. The BBC's Geeta Pandey travelled to the northern city of Chandigarh to piece together her story.
"We have seen lots of cases of teenage pregnancies involving 14 to 15-year-olds, but this is the first ever case that I have seen of a 10-year-old," said Mahavir Singh, of the Chandigarh...
North Korea has dismissed an offer of talks from the South as "insincere".
South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha had raised the issue with her North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho on the sidelines of a regional forum on Sunday in the
North Korean state media later said there...
A fugitive Chinese billionaire who had vowed to expose corrupt Chinese officials in the upper reaches of the central leadership may have requested political asylum in the United States.
China's Boxun News reported Thursday Guo Wengui, a member of U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, had stated in documents submitted to a U.S. court that he would be persecuted and severely punished...
An Australian nurse has been jailed for 18 months in Cambodia for providing commercial surrogacy services.
Tammy Davis-Charles was arrested in Phnom Penh in November last year, shortly after the Cambodian government had banned commercial surrogacy.
During her trial the 49-year-old denied the charges and said she only provided medical care to the surrogates.
Commercial surrogacy has grown...
A popular Indian folk song with many satirical takes has gone viral in Pakistan after a group parodied it to comment on recent political turmoil.
Karachi Vynz wrote and filmed an Urdu version of the Marathi language song Sonu, to speak about the resignation of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
Their parody celebrates opposition politician Imran Khan for pursuing corruption charges against...
Archaeologists at Cambodia's celebrated Angkor Wat temple complex have unearthed a large statue believed to date back to the late 12th century.
The 2m (6.5ft) sandstone human figure probably functioned as a guardian who stood at the entrance to an ancient hospital, researchers say.
The Cambodia Daily described Saturday's find as "like something that only happens in the movies".