Britain has denied Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei a six-month visa and restricted him to a three-week trip because he did not declare a "criminal conviction" in his application, he cited an embassy official as saying Thursday.
Nestled in the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers in Bangladesh's Bay of Bengal lies the Sundarbans mangrove forest, one of the largest forests in the world.
It is home to the Royal Bengal tiger, whose numbers are in steep decline.
China on Monday unveiled its official logo for the forthcoming commemorations of victory over Japan 70 years ago, invoking both peace in the form of doves and robust nationalism with Communist colours and imagery of the Great Wall.
A total of 14 members of a Chinese religious cult have been jailed for up to three years, state media said Sunday, the latest sentences after two members were executed this year for killing a woman.
A man who tried to set fire to the cabin of a plane with more than 100 people aboard as it was landing in southern China early Sunday was overpowered by fellow passengers and crew, reports said.
Scampering around in the trees from Nepal to northern Myanmar is an animal that is so cute, it looks like a creature from a child's dream. Perhaps it is, but it's also actually real.
Red pandas can also be found in the mountains of southwestern China.
The West Philippine Sea Coalition has condemned China's aggression in the West Philippine Sea in a protest rally held along Roxas Boulevard (fronting the West Philippine Sea) in Manila Saturday morning.
More than 30 ancient gold ornaments went on show in a Chinese museum this week after Paris quietly insisted a billionaire collector and France's top antique dealer return them on the grounds they were stolen.
A retired Chinese general has called on Beijing to take Ayungin Shoal by force if the Philippines continues to do repair work on a dilapidated vessel anchored on the shoal and used as a security station by Philippine Navy.