Cambodia officially banned selling and exporting locally-pumped human breast milk Tuesday, after reports exposed how women were turning to the controversial trade to boost meagre incomes in one of Southeast Asia’s poorest countries.
As the annual Tomb-Sweeping Day approaches, Cambodia and China on Tuesday jointly commemorated two Chinese UN peacekeepers who were killed in a blast here 24 years ago.
An explosion on a boat in the southern Zamboanga City has killed five people and injured four others, the Philippine military said Tuesday.
At least three women have been killed and dozens are missing after a jam-packed ferry capsized in the river of Panguchi in Bangladesh’s Bagerhat district, some 178 km southwest of capital Dhaka, on Tuesday morning.
Meat sellers across the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh Monday began an indefinite strike against the police crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses ordered by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
An avalanche Monday killed seven Japanese high school students and a teacher on a mountain-climbing outing, and injured 40 more.
Pakistan has begun building a fence along its border with Afghanistan to curtail the movement of militants, its army said, in a move criticised by its eastern neighbour for dividing communities.
At least 11 people were killed and 42 others injured, some of them critically, after a mini-truck carrying them overturned Monday in central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, police said.
When India’s prime minister named a hardline Hindu known for his anti-Muslim speeches to head its largest state Uttar Pradesh this month, many saw it as a sign his party’s huge election win had emboldened him to pursue a more radical agenda.
A Singaporean couple who starved their Philippine maid until she weighed just 29 kilogrammes (64 pounds) were jailed Monday, in a case described as “shocking” by prosecutors who are appealing for stiffer sentences.
Chinese courts heard nearly 1.4 million divorce cases last year, according to the Supreme People’s Court (SPC).
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake that hit southwest China has affected the lives of 15,786 people, according to a latest government tally.