For the first time China is close to reaching a "credible" nuclear deterrent based on land-based, submarine-launched and air-dropped nuclear weapons.
Millions of girls worldwide are condemned to lives of hardship because they don't go to school, an education gap that entrenches broader extreme poverty.
The number of girls who marry before their 18th birthday could increase dramatically over the next two decades, a new UN report warned Thursday.
Governments around the world must work out how to cope with ageing, a UN report said Monday, warning developing economies with lots of young workers may one day find their populations a drag.
A series of political transitions led by the Arab Spring uprisings are shifting the balance of world power with the United States set to play a less dominant role.
A new US government report has found major reconstruction projects in Afghanistan are so behind schedule they will not yield results before most combat troops leave.
Twitter said Monday in its first "transparency report" that the number of government requests for user information or to block content is rising in 2012.
Columbian University experts have made a list of the happiest countries.
About 200 Kazakhstan Jamoat militants fight at the Afghan territory as a part of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.
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