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This Valentine's Day, the Thai government is handing out an unusual gift to encourage couples to help boost the nation's low birth rate; prenatal vitamin pills.
An Australian pear farm found guilty of not providing safe systems of work has escaped with a A$50,000 fine after an Irish backpacker had her scalp removed by machinery,
After the Chinese government started to delete social media posts and chat forums related to the #MeToo campaign, women used emoji to keep the movement alive.
US President Donald Trump has said he will no longer allow the US to be China's 'piggy bank', as he discussed tariffs and quotas for steel and aluminium imports.
Filmmaker Lance Smith shared the story of Cameron, a Big Issue seller in Nobbys Beach, Australia who had a special gesture planned for Valentine's Day.
Haesindang Park, or "Penis Park", located on the East coast of South Korea is drawing crowds with its unique phallic-shaped sculptures located one hour away from the Olympics.
The bill, which will come to approximately 2.86bn Korean won (£1.9m, $2.64m), will be paid from the South's Ministry of Unification budget.
Three nominees for each of the eight photo contest categories, and – for the first time – a shortlist of six nominees for the World Press Photo of the Year.
This most important of Hindu festivals falls on Tuesday 13 through to Wednesday 14 February 2018.
Leroy Horton, from Sydney, filmed what happened when he decided to play a game with a Huntsman spider and get as close as he could before it moved.
British navy to send warship to South China Sea and challenge Beijing's claim to disputed international waters - a move likely to anger China.
Commonwealth leaders are gathering in London where they will begin secret discussions as to who will succeed Queen Elizabeth II as head of the organisation.
Snake Catchers Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan & Gold Coast shared a photo showing the red-bellied black snake in a schoolgirl's Harry Potter backpack.
Shakul Gupta from the north Indian city of Gurugram will also reportedly give a glimpse of different personas to his "prospective girlfriends".
Kim Jong-un has called for "livening up of the warm climate of reconciliation" between the two Koreas after the successful visit of a Northern delegation to the Winter Olympics.