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The number of cases in an outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus in China is likely to have been grossly underestimated, according to a new study, which warns that human-to-human transmission of the mysterious virus may be possible.
Maria Evangeline Tenorio Sarmiento struggles to wade through ankle-deep mud and debris to reach her house that's been inundated with thick sludge.
China's birthrate in 2019 hit its lowest level since the founding of the People's Republic in 1949, according to official statistics released by Beijing Friday.
The South Korean military said it will make an unprecedented decision about the future of transgender soldiers who serve in the armed forces following a noncommissioned officer's decision to undergo sex reassignment surgery.
It might just be the most bizarre criticism of a US ambassador in recent memory.
Eight months ago, Narendra Modi was being hailed as India's most popular leader in decades.
Japan's Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi has announced that will take paternity leave when his first child is born this month, an unusual step in a country where new fathers rarely take time off from work.
Two decades after he first took power, Russian President Vladimir Putin appears poised to stay on for the foreseeable future.
Prague has become sister cities with Taiwan's capital Taipei, angering China and prompting Shanghai to cut ties with the Czech capital.
At least 71 people have been killed and dozens more injured in northeast Pakistan after a series of avalanches destroyed and buried houses on Tuesday.
Fears are mounting across Asia over the spread of a new coronavirus identified in China that has killed one patient and sickened dozens, as health authorities race to identify the source of the pathogen.
With as few as 750 leopards left on the island, Anjali Watson is on a mission to save Sri Lanka's top predator.
Scientists have discovered a new bone-eating worm under the Gulf of Mexico, during research that involved dropping alligator corpses into the sea to investigate the ecosystem deep under water.
Only a month ago, 50-year-old mother Bahro Nisa was a regular New Delhi shopkeeper, making a living selling cold drinks to tourists visiting one of Asia's biggest mosques.
Images from the erupting Taal Volcano in the Philippines show a desolate landscape of destroyed houses and snapped trees covered in a thick layer of heavy ash. Half-buried bodies of horses and cows that could not escape the island lay in black sludge or floating in the surrounding lake.
The Chinese government increasingly poses a "global threat to human rights," according to NGO Human Rights Watch.
New research has found that the Ginkgo tree, which can live up to 1,000 years, doesn't really show any expected effects of aging -- they are primed for immortality.
A college student who experienced malnutrition because she was too poor to afford adequate food has died in southwestern China, sparking concerns about poverty in the world's second largest economy.
At least six people have died and 16 others have been injured after a massive sinkhole swallowed up a bus picking up passengers in northwestern China, the latest in a recent string of deadly road collapses in the country.