The Japanese government is calling on its citizens to be prepared for the worst-case scenario should a major disaster hit the quake-prone archipelago - by stockpiling toilet paper.
29 Aug 2014 00:06
India has begun work to restore the dilapidated house where Animal Farm and "1984" author George Orwell was born and turn it into a museum.
28 Aug 2014 16:48
A new Chinese dictionary backed by the national language regulator offers a glimpse into the social and environmental concerns of the citizenry, adding nearly 100 phrases to the lexicon, a report said on Thursday (Aug 28).
27 Aug 2014 21:50
Half-naked revellers pelted each other with tomatoes and bathed in red goo on Wednesday (Aug 27) in Spain's Tomatina, a fiesta that draws thousands each year for "the world's biggest food fight".
27 Aug 2014 19:14
India has asked US soft drinks giant PepsiCo to reduce the sugar content of its sodas as the country battles growing levels of obesity and diabetes.