Qinghai Lake in China:  environmental researchers are asking  whether the lake is getting bigger due to more rainfall or because the glaciers at the roof of the world are melting faster – a dire foreboding of climate change. Photograph: China Photos/Getty Images

The herder sets off on his motorbike, a cigarette jammed firmly between his teeth, wearing a bright yellow padded jacket against the cold as (...)

This combination of undated images taken from Islamic State’s online magazine Dabiq purports to show Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad (48) from Oslo, Norway and Fan Jinghui (50) from Beijing, China. IS had demanded ransoms for the two men. Photograph: Dabiq via AP

China has vowed to seek justice after Islamic State killed its first known Chinese hostage in Syria. President Xi Jinping strongly condemned the “cru(...)

A file photograph of armed paramilitary policemen running in formation during a gathering to mobilise security operations in Urumqi, in China’s resitive Xinjiang province, on June 29th, 2013. Photograph: Reuters

Chinese security forces have killed 17 suspects from three families, including women and children, accused of involvement in an attack that left 50 pe(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping: “Terrorism has become the most serious and pressing security challenge for us.” Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

President Xi Jinping has strongly condemned Friday’s terror attacks that shook Paris, and called on the international community to support China’s ba(...)

Residents look at damage caused by a parcel bomb  in Liucheng county, Guangxi province, China. Police said the attacks were related to a “criminal case”. Photograph: EPA

Police said a series of 17 parcel bomb explosions that killed seven people and wounded dozens more in southwestern China were not “terrorist acts”, as(...)

Police officers escort a key suspect in last month’s Bangkok bombing (in yellow) identified by Thai police as Yusufu Mierili. Photograph: AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit

A key suspect in last month’s Bangkok bombing admitted he gave a backpack containing a bomb to a man in a yellow shirt who was later seen leaving a si(...)

An image released by the Royal Thai Police  shows a sketch of the main suspect in Monday’s deadly blast. Reuters/Royal Thai Police

Thai police have issued an identikit sketch of a man described as a foreigner in connection with the Erawan shrine bombing in Bangkok that killed 20(...)

The targeting by Monday’s Bangkok bomber of a site much frequented by tourists had ominous echoes of the deadly attack in June on Sousse in Tunis and (...)

An image released by the Royal Thai Police on August 19th, 2015, shows a sketch of the main suspect in Monday’s deadly blast, in central Bangkok, Thailand. Photograph: Royal Thai Police

Thai police on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for an individual they described as a “foreign man”, in connection with a bomb blast in Bangkok that(...)

 A member of an explosive ordinance unit of the police collects evidence from the scene where a bomb was detonated on on Monday outside Erawan Shrine in central of Bangkok.  Photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA

A British woman living in Hong Kong was among the 22 people killed in a bomb near a shrine in the Thai capital Bangkok on Monday. British foreign sec(...)