'Don't end up a real ghost', warn S.Korea officials worried about virus resurgence

South Korea's Seoul Metropolitan Government released Halloween video and posters earlier this week to ensure residents stick to guidelines and avoid… Read Article

Amid pandemic Mexicans prepare for Day of the Dead

Mexico prepared on Thursday for more low key annual Day of the Dead celebrations. Markets at this time of the year would normally be crowded with… Read Article

Polish artist recreates famous Solidarity poster for abortion rights protests

Warsaw artist Jarek Kubicki has designed posters for the hundreds of thousands protesting against the restriction of abortion in Poland, based on a… Read Article

'Coming out bravely'- Taiwan same-sex couples join military wedding for first time

Two women became the first military officers to marry their same-sex civilian partners at a mass military wedding in Taiwan on Friday (October 30),… Read Article

Spectators sit in plastic boxes as theatre returns to Brazil

A Brazilian theatre in Sao Paulo has opened a new outdoor space with small plastic cabins for theatre lovers to attend productions despite the… Read Article

Bolivia's elaborate dance halls eager to reopen after months-long lockdown

Bolivia's elaborate ballrooms had been heaving with couples twirling to mambo, doing the cha-cha-cha and swinging to salsa for decades until the… Read Article

Venezuela exhumes remains of doctor beatified by Vatican

Venezuelan forensic experts on Monday (October 26) exhumed the remains of Jose Gregorio Hernandez, whose beatification decree was signed in June by… Read Article

Catalan cat shelter gets smart to help COVID orphans

Overflowing with aging cats who lost their owners to the COVID-19 pandemic, Barcelona's cat sanctuary El Jardinet dels Gats has launched an online… Read Article

Sewage can reveal COVID outbreaks, UK project finds

Traces of COVID-19 can be successfully detected in sewage, helping to give health officials an early warning of local outbreaks of the virus, the… Read Article

Growing tribe of Japanese proudly defies tattoo taboo, eyes Olympics boost

Shodai Horiren belongs to a proud and growing tribe of Japanese tattoo aficionados who defy deeply-rooted social taboos associating tattoos with… Read Article

Abortion rights protests block city streets across Poland

Tens of thousands of Poles blocked city streets in cars, on bicycles and on foot on Monday (October 26) on the fifth day of protests against a… Read Article

Bangladeshis protest cartoon of Prophet Mohammad and Macron's comments

Bangladeshi Muslims gathered to protest against the publications of a cartoon of Prophet Mohammad in France and call for the boycott of French… Read Article

Hundreds rally in Taiwan, call for release of 12 HK people arrested by China

Hundreds of people rallied in Taiwan's capital on Sunday (October 25) to call for China to release 12 Hongkongers arrested at sea by mainland… Read Article

Iraq prepares to exhume bodies of Yazidi victims of Islamic State in Sinjar

Mourning women beat their chest and wept at a Yazidi mass-grave site on Saturday (October 24), as Iraqi officials began the exhumation process of… Read Article

Malaysian doctors test patients for Covid-19 in 'phone booth' chamber

Doctors at a Malaysian hospital are using a special chamber to do virus tests, allowing staff to get safely collect COVID-19 swabs without being in… Read Article