TOKYO - The Japan Super Rugby Association announced on Monday that the new Tokyo-based Super Rugby franchise...
Nauru's government promises to process 600 outstanding asylum seekers within a week and open up the centre, effectively ending detention.
Former US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke says more executives should have been investigated for their personal roles in the 2008 financial crisis.
South Carolina's governor says rainfalls in the state are a once in a 1,000 year event, with at least six people killed as a result of the rains.
There has been another big surge of migrants arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos, one of the main routes by which they are reaching Europe.
The Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has gone to Brussels to discuss the migration crisis with EU leaders.
The risk of a "serious cyber attack" on nuclear power plants around the world is growing, says an influential report.
The World Bank cuts growth forecast for the Asia Pacific region, because of the risks posed from a sharp slowdown in China and raising US interest rates.
South Carolina's governor says rainfalls in parts of the state have been higher than at any time in 1,000 years.
Scientists have discovered a species of ancient mammal that survived the event that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Syrians in Turkey are risking their lives to travel across the Mediterranean in the hope of a better future - but can the EU do anything to stop them? asks the BBC's Katya Adler.
The mass shooting at a college campus in Oregon that left eight students and a teacher dead has prompted an international debate about US gun control laws.
How people on the smallest of the Canary Islands have turned natural challenges into opportunities.
The 'log lady' and and other notable losses
How the suffragettes fought back using martial arts
Speaker John Boehner's announced resignation from Congress marks the inevitable fall of a speakership marred by internal Republican friction, raw partisanship and loss of influence for our great institution. And the next speaker will suffer the same fate unless he or she approaches the job entirely differently.