Tibetan monks play with snowballs at the Taer Monastry in Huangzhong county, Qinghai province, China.
As talks on halting the global loss of species got underway Monday in Japan, long-standing disagreements over how to split up the economic benefits those species generate are threatening to stall negotiations.
A boy plays in front of his flooded house in downtown of Ha Tinh city, Ha Tinh province, Vietnam.
Dracula fish: Some 145 new species discovered in Southeast Asia's Mekong River last year are highlighted in a new WWF International report.
Japan's yakuza mafia has long run unchecked. Recent sumo scandals highlight a deepening war against organized crime in Tokyo.
Japanese sumo scandals involving gambling and mob ties could upend an upcoming Nagoya tournament. Friday, public broadcaster NHK made the unprecedented threat to pull coverage of the tournament.
A son's rebellion becomes tender responsibility in a time of need.
As Japan opened up after World War I, he seized opportunities to travel and found love.