Under Robert Mugabe's decades-long rule over Zimbabwe, China grew into one of the African nation's biggest investors, trading partners and diplomatic allies.
This month in New Delhi, the air has been so acrid that people have suffered from burning eyes and rasping throats.
Pakistani police say a car carrying a family has fallen off a mountainous road into a deep gorge killing five and wounding one in the country's northwest.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc and two smaller parties are seeking compromises on the thorny issues of migration and climate change so they can proceed with formal talks on forming a new coalition government.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc and two smaller parties are pushing hard to reach an agreement on climate change and immigration, two key issues where compromises are needed if they are to move ahead with coalition talks.
As negotiations at the global climate conference in Bonn, Germany, draw to a close Friday, here's a look at which steps will be taken in the coming years to further international efforts to curb global warming: — Dec. 12, 2017: French President Emmanuel Macron has invited more than 100 world leaders to Paris for the second anniversary of the landmark climate accord forged in the city in 2015.
The oldest human remains found in Australia have been returned to the Outback desert that he roamed some 42,000 years ago in a ceremony celebrated by traditional owners.
A Norwegian investment fund that manages assets worth over $80 billion is pulling investments from ten companies over their involvement in the coal sector.
Hundreds of students have marched in India's capital to demand action to improve the city's toxic air.
The Latest on the global climate talks taking place in Germany (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Brazil says the rate of deforestation in its Amazon conservation areas fell by 28 percent over the past year, the second lowest level in decades.
Nations from around the Atlantic and Mediterranean are starting to assess how much more of the prized Bluefin tuna can be caught in the next years amid signs stocks of the iconic fish are continuing to recover.
A novice surfer mastered a pro's move on the first try: He punched a shark on the nose to escape its jaws.
The creator of the hit musical "Hamilton" plans to use the show's international debut in London next month to raise money to combat climate change.
Talks aimed at agreeing the rules countries have to play by in global efforts to curb climate change are going into their second week, with observers hoping that a meeting of ministers Wednesday will provide a political boost.
A Pakistani meteorologist says winter rains starting next week are expected to bring relief from weeks-long smog persisting in much of the country and neighboring India.
An environmental advocacy group claims that over 1.4 million rosewood logs from Nigeria worth $300 million were illegally sent to China after Nigeria's then-Environment Minister Amina Mohamed signed thousands of retroactive permits.
Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, have canceled a visit to a school in the smog-choked Indian capital as authorities announced a slew of new measures to combat the crippling air pollution that has engulfed the city.
Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, have begun a two-day visit to the smog-choked Indian capital as leaked documents about his own financial dealings threatened to cloud his trip.
The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Asia (all times local): 4:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is touring the sprawling Forbidden City compound in the heart of Beijing.
A Syrian official says the war-ravaged country plans to sign the Paris climate accord.
France's environment minister is backing down on promises to sharply reduce nuclear power production so that the government can concentrate on reducing fossil fuels instead.
A senior United Nations official says the fight against the Islamic State group has left behind massive destruction in Iraq and enormous planning and investment are needed for rebuilding.
Recent photos taken in a Kenyan wildlife area show a rare sight: a male lion mounting another male lion in what resembles a sexual act but is possibly a way of showing dominance.
On the outskirts of Ecuador's capital, young couples and families venture into a pitch-black cave in search of an unlikely experience: a meal in the dark.
Each time the ocean surged through their coastal Fijian village, residents would use rafts to move from house to house.
Smog has enveloped much of Pakistan and India, causing highway accidents and respiratory problems.
Leaping from the van, South Sudan's only two patrol dogs raced toward passengers disembarking a plane in the capital, Juba.
Diplomats from around the world are converging in Germany next week to thrash out how to implement the Paris climate agreement, despite uncertainty over the role the United States will play in those efforts.
Wild horses roam freely in the South African village of Kaapsehoop, their origins unknown.
Authorities in Russia's Siberia region are investigating the deaths of 141 seals whose carcasses washed up on the shoreline of the world's deepest lake.
A remote population of frizzy-haired orangutans on the Indonesian island of Sumatra seems to be a new species of primate, scientists say.
Lego is having a sleepover at its newly-opened Lego House in Denmark.