The number of people displaced within their own countries was the worst in a generation last year, but there is little sign of governments taking action to deal with the problem, the Norwegian Refugee Council said on Wednesday.
Cash-strapped Greece managed to make a 200 million-euro ($222 million) repayment to the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday, as its long-stalled bailout negotiations appeared to make some progress.
The altitude of the Kathmandu Valley has risen by 80 centimetres after the devastating earthquake struck Nepal last month, the Survey Department said today.
China has begun a new campaign against illegal prenatal gender tests and sex-selective abortions to help address the country's gender imbalance, state news agency Xinhua said on Wednesday.
Nadir Soofi, one of the gunmen who attacked a Texas venue hosting a contest to draw the Prophet Mohammad, was a charismatic "ladies' man" as a teenager, contemporaries from an elite Pakistani school told AFP Wednesday.
US secretary of state John Kerry said Wednesday he will discuss with Saudi Arabia the implementation of a "humanitarian pause" in military operations in Yemen in order to help aid operations.
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday US military threats made in the last few days may scupper nuclear talks as Tehran and six major world powers try to meet a June 30 deadline for a final deal.
For years authorities in Bangladesh have battled to stop men urinating in public, with signs in the local Bengali language failing to halt the seemingly endless number of offenders.
Pakistan's political and military leadership have accused India’s external intelligence agency RAW of having a hand in terrorist activities in the country.
Prosecutors believe 27-year-old German co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked the captain out of the cockpit and steered the plane into a mountainside on a flight from Barcelona to Duesseldorf on March 24.
Conflicts and violence in places like Syria and Ukraine have displaced a record 38 million people inside their own countries, equivalent to the total populations of New York, London and Beijing, a watchdog group said Wednesday.
Polls reveal Conservatives leading by one point a day before British general elections.
As veteran cremation worker Khadga Adhikari placed a handful of uncooked rice and a coin on the chest of yet another young victim of Nepal's earthquake, his own heart was filled with sadness.
An Afghan judge sentenced four men to death on Wednesday for the mob killing of 27-year-old woman accused of burning a Koran in Kabul, a case that had sparked outrage and street protests in the city recently.
The Indian community’s vote accounts for a fraction of the total electorate – nearly 6,15,000 out of over 45 million – but the Conservative and Labour parties have been focussing more on the community than ever before – and with good reason.