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Myanmar makes $2.3mn heroin bust in `Golden Triangle`

Myanmar makes $2.3mn heroin bust in `Golden Triangle`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 13:47

Myanmar authorities have seized 140 kilograms (310 lbs) of heroin packed into blocks and hidden in a car in the notorious "Golden Triangle" area near the Thai border, police said Thursday.

Burundi dismisses `crackdown` report as `outright lies`

Burundi dismisses `crackdown` report as `outright lies`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 13:39

Burundi`s government on Thursday rejected reports the ruling party is carrying out a crackdown against the opposition ahead of elections, calling an Amnesty International report "biased and partisan."

UN urges world to tackle human trafficking

UN urges world to tackle human trafficking

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 13:37

UN urges world to tackle human trafficking

Snowden a recluse one year on from Russia asylum

Snowden a recluse one year on from Russia asylum

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 13:32

Fugitive US intelligence agent Edward Snowden marked on Thursday one year of political asylum in Russia, where he continues to live a life shrouded in mystery amid a dearth of public appearances. 

25 in Indonesia dead in Eid boat sinkings: Officials

25 in Indonesia dead in Eid boat sinkings: Officials

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 13:29

At least 25 people in Indonesia, including six children, have died and 13 are missing in two separate boat sinkings, officials said Thursday, as millions travel across the country for the Eid holiday season.

Iran`s Quds Force scoffs at calls to disarm Hamas

Iran`s Quds Force scoffs at calls to disarm Hamas

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 13:27

The chief of Iran`s elite Quds Force has ridiculed calls for Hamas to be disarmed and urged the Palestinian Islamist movement in Gaza to "turn the land and skies into hell" for Israel.

China court hears first gay `conversion therapy` case

China court hears first gay `conversion therapy` case

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 13:08

A Beijing court began hearing a landmark case on "gay conversion" treatment Thursday, as an activist in a nurse`s uniform knelt over a patient, wielding a giant needle, outside.

19 bathers drown, 4 missing in rough seas off Pakistan`s Karachi

19 bathers drown, 4 missing in rough seas off Pakistan`s Karachi

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:57

At least 19 bathers have drowned and four are missing in rough seas off Pakistan`s biggest city Karachi, officials said Thursday, after defying a ban on swimming during the monsoon season.

 Australian PM confident of recovering MH17 victims` remains

Australian PM confident of recovering MH17 victims` remains

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:02

Flight MH17, a Boeing 777, was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed after being hit by a missile in Ukraine near the Russian border July 17, killing all 298 passengers and crew on board. 

Obama to Republicans: ‘Stop just hatin’ all the time’

Obama to Republicans: ‘Stop just hatin’ all the time’

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 11:46

Republicans in the House of Representatives were expected to vote on Wednesday to authorize a lawsuit against the president for exceeding his presidential authority while implementing his signature health care law.