Medal of Honor recipients were in attendance at the White House Tuesday as three sons of Richard L. "Dick' Etchberger receive the Medal of Honor on their late father's behalf from President Obama.
Asian 'unicorn,' also known as the saola, is one of the world's rarest animals. It has been sighted in Laos for the first time in a decade. Likened to a unicorn despite having two horns, the captured asian 'unicorn' died in captivity.
A Gallup poll done for the Charitable Aid Foundation finds more correlation between happiness and giving than between wealth and giving. The survey's ranking of countries puts America as number five. Many poor nations are high in giving of one type or another.
White elephant: Traditionally a symbol of power and prosperity, the albino pachyderm which was transported from the jungle to the country's remote capital, state media reported Tuesday.
The cluster bomb ban – officially known as the Convention on Cluster Munitions – comes into force today. Countries that have ratified the treaty must stop making cluster munitions, dispose of stockpiles, and clear contaminated areas.
Cambodia women are rising fast in the wide world of sports. Pétanque player Duch Sophorn has alone won gold, silver, and bronze medals in international competitions over the past decade.
The Laos government is banking on hydropower - with plans to build 55 dams - to sell electricity to its Asian neighbors. But critics say hydropower comes at the cost of more displaced farmers and altered rivers.
White elephant, not a lousy gift but an actual albino elephant, was captured in the jungles of Maungdaw township in northwestern Rakhine state in Myanmar.
Libya, just elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council, also appears on Freedom House's 'Worst of the worst' list of human rights violators.