Belgium is to provide iodine pills to its entire population to protect it against radioactivity in case of a nuclear accident.
New Zealand has passed legislation banning 'zero hour' contractsto end the use of deals criticised as exploitative.
Kazakhstan’s Air Defence Forces have received five air defence missile systems from Russia.
Britain is to step up police patrols in areas with high Jewish populations, Prime Minister David Cameron said.
Joshua Wong, the teenage face of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, and two other student demonstrators went on hunger strike.
Every year in spring, Australians are seen wearing bicycle helmets with spikes on top or caps that have images of eyes on their back.
Ben Affleck has delivered a spirited defense of Muslims worldwide on a TV talk show hosted by a fellow liberal with little time for the Islamic faith.
World lenders should set up a "Global Mangrove Fund" to protect these hotspots of biodiversity and vital sources of income.
Fourteen animal rights activists have been detained on the Faroe island of Sandoy in the North Atlantic while trying to stop a controversial dolphin hunt.
Mexico launched a new 5,000-member national police force tasked with protecting key sectors of the economy from drug gangs.
A chemical used in dry cleaning and fire extinguishers may have been phased out in recent years.
A scientific study out Thursday identifies 78 sites worldwide in dire need of environmental protection because they harbor species that could go extinct.
Plans to create two vast ocean sanctuaries in Antarctica to protect the pristine wilderness failed Friday for a third time with Russia and China blocking the bids.
Australia, New Zealand, the United States, France and the EU on Wednesday stepped up pressure on Russia for a swift agreement to create vast Antarctic marine sanctuaries.
The Miss World final takes place on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday after weeks of protests from Muslim hardliners and warnings that extremists could attack the pageant.
The city of Rome from Saturday barred private vehicles from using the main road to the Colosseum in order to protect the iconic monument that has been blackened by pollution and is in a poor state.
Reduced donor funding has forced the Namibian government to shrink the supply of free condoms.
Australia pledged another Aus$5 million (US$4.6 million) to the fight against a predatory starfish devastating the iconic Great Barrier Reef Thursday, revealing 100,000 of the creatures had been wiped out so far.
Thr Ministry of Environment Protection of Kazakhstan is going to submit an application to include the Katon-Karagay National Park into the UNESCO list of world heritage sites.