Aung San Suu Kyi was nominated as a Cabinet minister in Myanmar's civilian government on Tuesday, giving her a formal position despite being blocked from the presidency in a nation ruled for decades by the military.
An estimated three out of four jobs globally are dependent on water, meaning that shortages and lack of access are likely to limit economic growth in the coming decades, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
Anxiety about a Zika epidemic emerged in South Korea on Tuesday as the first case of the mosquito-borne disease was reported in a country still reeling from the trauma of an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome last year.
Premier Li Keqiang paid his respects to the victims of the deadly bomb attacks in Brussels and expressed heartfelt condolences to their families, when attending the first Lancang-Mekong leaders' meeting on Wednesday, in Sanya, South China's Hainan province.
Premier Li Keqiang welcomed leaders from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam to the first Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Leaders' Meeting in Sanya, and took "family photos" with them on Wednesday.
Pakistan's first women-only rickshaw service was meant to provide its staff with a new way of gaining financial independence and its passengers with the chance of a ride without being groped and harassed by male drivers.