A worker uses a vacuum cleaner inside a bullet train at Suseo Station in Seoul on Nov. 13. South Korea is launching a four-week campaign against bedbugs after multiple reports of infestations sparked widespread public anxiety.
Bedbug anxiety comes for Asia, and the pest killers are here for it
Outbreaks in France and South Korea have people across Asia on high alert for bedbugs. Exterminators in the region say business is booming.
Chinese astronauts attend a see-off ceremony at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center near Jiuquan, Gansu province, China, on Thursday
China's youngest-ever crew of astronauts heads to space station
The spacecraft and its three passengers lifted off atop a Long March-2F rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.
A mother sits next to her daughter while she receives treatment for dengue fever in Dhaka on Tuesday. More than 1,000 people in Bangladesh have died of dengue fever this year, the country's worst recorded outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease.
Bangladesh swamped by record deaths from dengue fever
More than 1,000 people have died this year in the nation's worst recorded spate of the mosquito-borne disease, with climate change playing a role.
School children try on a space suit during an exhibition on space technology organized by the Indian Space Research Organisation and a college in Mumbai.
Inside the changes at India's space agency
The moon landing was a win for the country's low-cost space engineering, as well as a quiet initiative to rebrand its space agency as approachable.
Asep Muizudin Muhamad Darmini was recently discharged from a hospital in Jakarta after being treated for a respiratory illness caused by the city's air pollution.
Breathless Indonesians irate over pollution crisis in Jakarta
Air pollution is hardly a new phenomenon in the city, but monitors and activists say the effects have been even worse than usual this year.
Huge waves pummel the city of Yilan as Typhoon Haikui makes landfall in eastern Taiwan on Sunday.
Typhoon Haikui makes landfall in Taiwan
Authorities said they had evacuated more than 2,800 people across seven cities — the majority of them from the mountainous county of Hualien.
India's ambitious space program blasted off Saturday on a four-month voyage to the center of the solar system, a week after the country's successful unmanned moon landing.
After moon landing, India launches rocket to study the sun
A week after a historic moon landing, India aims to expand its space presence with a solar probe that will study solar winds and their earthly impact.


Yoshiko Koide sits in a classroom at Nagoya College where she teaches a Japanese-language observation seminar.
How a dictionary came to spark outrage among the web’s otaku