WASHINGTON - Myanmar's de facto leader must act to stop the Rohingya crisis, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Tuesday.
"Aung San Suu Kyi has long been dismissive of human rights concerns," Senator Bob Corker said in a statement.
"She had yet another opportunity today to stand up for the Rohingya minority in Burma but instead refused to acknowledge the military’s...
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - At least five people were killed and eight wounded in an explosion in southern Pakistan on Tuesday, police said.
Security forces recovered a huge cache of explosives inside a cement factory in Sukkur city, less than 500 kilometers (310.6 miles) north of commercial capital Karachi.
An explosion occurred as the bomb disposal squad was trying to defuse it, Feroze Shah, the...
GENEVA - About 421,000 Rohingya Muslims have crossed from Myanmar to Bangladesh since Aug. 25, the UN said on Tuesday.
"Many of the new arrivals, who walked for days through jungle in intense heat and monsoon rains, are already sick and malnourished by the time they reach the teeming settlements of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh," Joel Millman, spokesman for the UN’s International Agency for...
Doctors in the western Indian state of Gujarat have successfully extracted seven teeth from a one-month old infant.
"The baby is doing fine now," dental surgeon Dr Meet Ramatri, who carried out the operation in August told BBC Hindi's Sushila Singh.
He said that the procedure was carried out in two stages. They first extracted four teeth, and then the other three.
The baby's teeth were...
Beijing has become the latest city in China to ban new shared bikes as the country battles against two-wheel traffic chaos and safety concerns in urban areas.
New deliveries of bikes to the city's 15 sharing schemes will be suspended, a government statement on Thursday said.
Riders can already access nearly 2.4 million shared cycles in Beijing.
It joins other Chinese cities in trying to...
The US has proposed a range of new United Nations sanctions against North Korea, including an oil ban and a freeze on leader Kim Jong-un's assets.
The draft resolution circulated to the Security Council members comes after North Korea's sixth nuclear test and repeated missile launches.
Pyongyang also claims to have developed a hydrogen bomb and continues to threaten to strike the US.
South Korea has conducted a missile drill simulating an attack on the North Korean nuclear site, in response to Pyongyang's sixth test.
The live-fire exercise saw rockets launched from fighter jets and ballistic missiles from the ground.
It came as US defence chief James Mattis warned that any threat to the US or its allies by Pyongyang would be met with a "massive military response".
A 12-year-old schoolgirl from southern India has killed herself after a teacher allegedly humiliated her over a blood stain from menstruation.
In a suicide note, she accused the teacher of "torturing" her.
Although the girl did not mention period shaming in her letter, the mother says her daughter was asked to leave the class because of the stain.
Menstruation is taboo in India. Women are...
At least 11 people have died and 24 others have been rescued after a building collapse in Mumbai.
Rescue officials say five to 10 people are still trapped. A six-storey building toppled over in India's financial capital on Thursday.
The building in the densely populated Bhendi Bazaar area was believed to be about 100 years old.
Ambulances, fire engines and members of the disaster relief...
Monsoon rains have killed at least five people, including two toddlers, in Mumbai as India's financial capital ground to a halt under flooding.
Roads were hit by waist-deep flooding, flights cancelled and train services suspended, stranding tens of thousands.
More rain is expected but the situation has improved for now, the BBC's Suranjana Tewari says.
The rains in Mumbai follow...