Fired-up journalists displaying 'Freedom of the Press' armbands rally in the rain in opposition of a telecommunications law, possibly foreshadowing a larger public awareness movement.
Journalists take a stand with planned marches as two journalists face defamation trial.
After storming a casino in Manila, torching gambling tables, and causing dozens of deaths from smoke, police insist attacker's motive was robbery and not militant terrorism.
Fighting between militants linked to the Islamic state and Philippines military forces has been raging for a week.
Militants have been causing violence in the city since Tuesday and the island has been placed under martial law by President Duterte.
The attack is taking place in Marawi, a mostly Muslim city of 200,000 people on the southern island of Mindanao.
Protestors clashed with South Korean police as the US military transferred parts of a missile-defense system that would help protect the South from the North.
A new report notes an alarming spike in the use of torture by Afghan police, soldiers, and intelligence officers.
The vice president made an unannounced visit to a border village that is the only place where North Korean and South Korean soldiers stand face to face.
Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, gave an oral report on the situation in Sri Lanka on Wednesday as the global institution weighs whether to extend the deadline for addressing crimes committed during the civil war.
A deadly bombing in Pakistan underscores the terror group's hostility towards Muslims who don't share its worldview.
A Pakistani judge has ruled Valentine's Day inconsistent with Islamic teachings. But the holiday has critics all around the world who oppose it as a commercialized, Western import.
The Rohingya are a Muslim minority in the primarily-Buddhist country, and have faced discrimination for years. But since October, a counterinsurgency crackdown has likely resulted in mass killings, according to a new UN report.
Hours-long daily blackouts ended suddenly last October after an engineer approached the problem differently – and got the government's backing to solve it.
In China and Vietnam, where smoking rates are among the highest in the world, state control of the tobacco industry has frustrated public health campaigns.