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US mechanized infantry troops at an official opening ceremony for joint US-Georgian exercise Noble Partner 2015 at the Vaziani training area outside Tbilisi, Georgia, May 11, 2015.

These are the 15 countries with the most troops ready to fight right now

Head-to-head comparisons of countries' armed forces have to compensate for a variety of factors, but the number of troops a country can commit to combat right away is a key factor in its military strength.
Fruit bats are the natural hosts for the virus.

A little-known, rare, and extremely deadly virus has emerged and killed people in India — here’s what to know about Nipah virus

Nipah is a newly emerging deadly virus that can jump from bats to other species, including humans. It can be transmitted from person to person and has killed between 40% and 75% of infected people in most outbreaks so far.

The 14 most polluted cities in the world are all in one country

India is home to the most polluted cities in the world. Living with air pollution is a harsh reality for Indians in cities like Delhi and Jaipur, many of whom have resorted to wearing surgical masks and protesting in the street for cleaner air.
Indian Army's T-90 Bhishma tanks take part in a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2015.

The top 10 countries that bought Russia’s most powerful weapons in 2017

Russia exported about $6.14 billion of major weaponry in 2017, including military aircraft, ships, armored vehicles, guided munitions, and more. Nearly $4 billion of the $6.14 billion exported was of military aircraft.

The leaders of France and Australia just took aim at China with pointed comments about following the rule of law

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and French President Emmanuel Macron both commented on the need for China to adhere to the rule of law in the Asia Pacific. Australia has been closely monitoring China's growing influence in the region where France has territorial links.
Russian servicemen parade with tanks during the 72nd anniversary of the end of World War II, in Red Square in Moscow.

These are the most powerful militaries in Asia

Asia is home to some of the world's biggest and most populous countries — it's no coincidence that the region has some of the world's most powerful militaries.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (L) smiles next to her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during a photo opportunity ahead of their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, November 7, 2016

India in no ‘rush’ to sign a post-Brexit trade deal and will tell Britain to accept more migrants

A trade deal with post-Brexit Britain is not a priority for India, its high commissioner to the UK has said.
Donald Trump.

Trump’s ‘contempt’ for a law against bribing foreign officials could land him in hot water with Mueller

President Donald Trump could be running afoul of a law  — one he deemed "horrible" — because of his overseas business interests.
President Donald Trump with Chinese President Xi Jinping in China.

Trump administration announces new strategy in the Pacific — and it’s a big warning to China

But even without hearing its name, Beijing can be assured that the US has put together a plan to stop its advance towards regional hegemony.