Category: Asia

Chile moves to ease strict abortion laws

Chile was poised to lift its total ban on abortion, after the Chamber of Deputies weighed a measure to decriminalise the procedure in certain cases – the last step before it would go to President…

France and India pledge to combat climate change

France and India have shown a united front to tackle climate change when French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Paris on Saturday. Modi’s arrival in Paris comes after US President Donald…

Rare ride promotes women rights in Pakistan

A Pakistani sportswoman, Guliafshan Tariq, is traveling on her motorbike across the country’s northwestern mountainous Khyber Pakhtunkhaw province to promote women’s empowerment and rights in a male-dominated Pakistani society and to spread a message of…

Massive landslide kills 24 in Kyrgystan’s Osh

Heavy rain triggered landslides in Kyrgystan’s Osh region, burying part of a village and killing at least 24 people, including nine children. The landslide swept over the village of Ayu at 6:40am local time (00:40GMT) on…

37 die as heat wave hits India

Intense heat wave has gripped India with mercury soaring to 45 degrees in some parts of the country, meteorological department officials said Thursday. In the southern state of Telangana, at least 37 people have died…