The imperial palace grounds in central Tokyo are bathed in spring sunshine. Joggers completing lunchtime circuits of the moat artfully dodge groups of foreign tourists.
A report on the state of New Zealand’s environment has painted a bleak picture of catastrophic biodiversity loss, polluted waterways, and the destructive rise of
Joko Widodo looks likely to have secured a comfortable win over his rival in Indonesian elections, according to unofficial “quick counts”. The counts, conducted by
The world’s fattest species of parrot has had a record-breaking breeding season in New Zealand, with scientists saying the fortunes of the critically-endangered bird are
World’s most complex one-day elections Indonesia, a nation made up of 17,000 islands, will hold the biggest, most complex one-day elections in the world on
A New Zealand nurse kidnapped in Syria more than five years ago may still be alive, the International Committee of the Red Cross has said,
China is planning to send millions of youth “volunteers” back to villages, raising fears of a return to the methods of Chairman Mao’s brutal Cultural
Doctors in Papua New Guinea have warned of a “nationwide problem” of men injecting foreign substances, including coconut oil and silicone, into their penises in
2.54pm BST14:54 Presidential candidate Kamala Harris has won her first Iowa endorsement, from a major state Democratic activist. Jean Hessburg, a former Iowa Democratic Party
A court in South Korea has ruled that the country’s decades-old ban on abortion must be lifted, in an historic decision that sparked celebrations in
New Zealand’s parliament has voted to ban most semi-automatic weapons, less than a month after deadly shooting attacks on two Christchurch mosques killed 50 people.
China said “new progress” had been made in trade talks with the United States as the two sides prepare to resume discussions next week to