India plans to launch a space probe that will orbit Mars, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh confirmed in August 2012.
Australian scientists said they successfully implanted the world’s first bionic eye prototype in August 2012.
The United States’ top trade official sees “explosive” growth opportunities in Southeast Asia, as the nation pushed on with a drive to deepen ties with the dynamic region.
Conservationists in Nepal will send drone aircraft into the skies in the battle to save the Himalayan nation’s endangered tigers and rhinos from poachers.
A 106-year-old Japanese man has become the oldest person to travel around the world using public transport.
Seven Sumatran rhinos have been captured on hidden cameras in an Indonesian national park where the critically endangered species was feared extinct, a conservationist said in August 2012.