An army general, a princess, and ten people who have changed their name to Thaksin - these are just a few of the 6,000 people who hope to run in Thailand's coming elections.
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Thailand's capitol, Bangkok, is struggling to deal with dangerous air pollution. On Wednesday, the city closed over 400 schools for the week and is spraying water to try to clear the air.
When workers think they aren't being treated fairly, one way they can make their voices heard is by striking - refusing to work. Here's a look at four different groups of workers striking around the world.
Whales and tuna have been fished so much that, unless their numbers are allowed to grow again, there may one day be nothing left to hunt. Still, Japan keeps hunting these animals.
In the early morning of January 2, two women entered Sabarimala temple and prayed. Since news of their visit came out, the Indian state of Kerala has been nearly shut down by protests.
Ryugyong Hotel was meant to be the world's largest hotel. But after more than 30 years, it's still unfinished. Now the building is being used as a huge screen to show positive messages about North Korea.
On Tuesday, hundreds of thousands of women joined together to create a "Women's Wall" - a human chain that stretched 385 miles (620 kilometers) in the Indian state of Kerala.
Beach areas on Java and Sumatra in Indonesia were hit by a strong and unexpected tsunami on Saturday night. The tsunami came quickly and without warning, killing at least 370 people and injuring close to 1,500.
China has put up to a million Uighur people in special camps in Xinjiang. Most people think the Uighurs are being punished. China says they are being trained.
A Chinese scientist says he has edited the DNA of twin baby girls. If true, the news is a worrying change from the way scientists usually work with DNA.