Europe15 Dec 2016 15:15 GMT
Locals say life is tough and development slow as Russian and Japanese leaders fail to come to agreement over dispute.
China23 Nov 2014 06:48 GMT
Authorities in Dongguan city have attempted to eradicate the world's oldest profession, but it still survives.
War & Conflict01 Sep 2014 06:19 GMT
The deadliest terror attack in modern Russia's history led to the deaths of 334 hostages, more than half children.
Politics02 Jul 2014 12:18 GMT
Hong Kong’s annual democracy protest: biggest in recent years
Politics07 Jun 2014 11:27 GMT
Georgia's breakaway region, ravaged by war in 2008, is more stable now but continues to suffer economically.
In Pictures02 May 2014 13:37 GMT
Thousands of villages have a population of less than ten people, and many more lack adequate infrastructure.
In Pictures17 Feb 2014 13:00 GMT
Despite rapid growth, the historically poor region continues to struggle with underdevelopment and emigration.
In Pictures12 Feb 2014 15:36 GMT
Women from the Yao ethnic minority in China's south cut their dark hair only once in a lifetime.
In Pictures02 Feb 2014 13:55 GMT
From contemplative prayer to eye-popping fireworks, celebrations marking Chinese New Year are always spectacular.
In Pictures20 Jan 2014 07:01 GMT
Some 3.5 billion journeys will be made by people returning from cities to their hometowns to celebrate the new year.
China08 Dec 2013 13:11 GMT
Ethnic Uighurs say they face economic difficulties and worry their culture will be wiped out by assimilation.
In Pictures17 Sep 2013 16:29 GMT
Among the Kayan tribe the ancient custom of wearing neck rings for life is on the decline.
Is war coming to North Korea?
Critics blast US shipment of fighter jets to Israel
Syria's war explained from the beginning
France: Le Pen upstages Macron over workers' rights
Turkey suspends 9,000 police officers for 'Gulen links'
Who are India's Maoist rebels?
UK drone strike that killed Briton 'not transparent'
South Africa: Julius vs The ANC
Killed for their bones - On the trail of the trade in human body parts
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