‘I Ask Forgiveness,’ Pope Francis Tells Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh
He met with Muslim refugees and heard their stories, but did not address his earlier public silence about them while in Myanmar.
Philippines Suspends Dengue Shots After Drug Firm’s Warning
More than 740,000 students have already received Dengvaxia vaccinations, which could pose health risks for people not previously infected.
Tokyo Journal: Tokyo, Once a Cigarette Haven, Could Finally Kick Out the Smokers
A no-smoking ordinance being considered by the city raises the question of whether the famously rule-abiding Japanese would obey it.
Afghanistan Acts to Ban WhatsApp, but Claims Move Is Temporary
It was not clear whether telecommunications providers would comply with the government’s request, which an official said had come from the country’s spy agency.
Floating Schools in Bangladesh
In the Natore District in northwest Bangladesh, children attend school on a houseboat. Flooding is an increasing problem in the country, which is a delta formed by the confluenc...
China Will Be Part of a Stock Index Provider, Opening the Door to Foreign Money
Inclusion in MSCI’s emerging markets index, even on a modest scale, will make it easier for foreign money managers to invest in China.
Philippines Moves to Shut Mines Accused of Polluting
The plan would cut nickel production by half in the country, the world’s top nickel exporter. Mining companies are joined by indigenous tribes in opposing the plan.
2 U.S. Service Members Killed in Afghanistan, Pentagon Says
They were killed in action targeting the Islamic State in the same region that the United States dropped a powerful bomb this month, a spokesman said.
Seoul Journal: Amid Tensions, South Koreans Keep Calm and Carry On
For some residents, North Korea’s recent provocations have stoked fears of renewed conflict. But many more have responded with nonchalance.