Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Aug. 15 told officials not to blindly follow orders “from the top” and explained, “a crime is still a crime.”
The government of South Korea banned nearly 20,000 BMWs on 14 following road fire incidents.
New Zealand recently passed a law banning most non-resident foreigners from buying existing homes.
More than 370 people have been killed in the worst floods seen in Kerala in a century, and officials worry about disease spreading in relief camps.
An Afghan teenager who said he feared being persecuted in his home country for being gay has had his asylum application rejected by Austria after an official said he did not “walk, act or dress” like a gay man, according to reports.
The Islamic State group has allegedly claimed responsibility for a series of coordinated attacks in the Russian republic of Chechnya Aug. 20.
Gunshots rang out outside the U.S. Embassy in the capital of Turkey on Aug. 20.
A father in Australia took the word “hero” to a whole new meaning earlier this month when he saved his son’s life.
Nearly 90 Korean families were reunited with relatives on Aug. 19 they have not seen in nearly seven decades.
The deadly bridge collapse in Genoa earlier this week has sparked fear in Venezuelans over the safety of a “twin structure” Aug. 17.