Kabul: At least four Afghan soldiers were killed and around a dozen people including civilians wounded in a roadside bomb blast in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, officials said.
Bangkok: A council selected by Thailand`s ruling junta Tuesday started work on reforms to close the nation`s festering political divide, a task critics dismiss as aimed at diluting the
Hong Kong: When Anson Lau first joined Hong Kong`s pro-democracy rallies he carried little more than a raincoat and a bottle of water. But as police began wielding pepper spray and batons, the
Kuala Lumpur: Islamic authorities in Malaysia are conducting a probe into a controversial "dog patting" event aimed at removing the stigma regarding men`s best friend in the multi-ethnic Muslim
Tokyo: A pensioner who dumped almost a quarter of a tonne of pornography in a Japanese park is unlikely to be charged, police said Tuesday, because the stash belonged to an ill friend.
Beijing: The world`s top executioner China put 2,400 people to death last year, a US-based rights group said Tuesday, shedding rare light on a statistic Beijing considers a state secret.
Beijing: China`s largely rubber stamp parliament is likely to close a loophole when it meets next week to ban officials from getting around corruption allegations by claiming money received was
Hong Kong: In a bid to end the deadlock, student leaders and Hong Kong officials will meet on Tuesday even as the pro-democracy protests entered into its third week.
While Hong Kong
Washington: The US has said that negotiations are ongoing for the release of some 200 Nigerian girls held hostage by Boko Haram militants, who have reached a "ceasefire" deal with that country
Rio de Janeiro/Brasilia: President Dilma Rousseff is gaining momentum but remains locked in a dead heat with challenger Aecio Neves ahead of Sunday`s runoff to Brazil`s presidential election,
Cairo: As the new academic term began in Egypt, riot police were standing guard at Cairo`s universities to quash any repeat of Islamist-led protests that turned campuses nationwide into
Sydney: Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam, a towering figure who led the nation through a period of massive change and remains the country`s only leader to be sacked, died Tuesday
Washington: With no new Ebola cases in five days, US authorities were cautious but hopeful Monday that the virus has been contained in the United States after a flawed response revealed
Tunis: Tunisians vote Sunday to elect their first parliament since the country`s 2011 revolution, in a rare glimmer of hope for a region torn apart by post-Arab Spring violence and repression
Washington: The US has praised Cuba for sending hundreds of its healthcare workers to Africa as part of the UN mission for the emergency response against the deadly Ebola virus.
Mexico City: The number of Mexican children abducted, recruited by organized crime, mutilated and murdered has surged alarmingly, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said Monday.
Mursitpinar: The Islamic State launched a fresh assault on Kobane late Monday hours after it was announced that Kurds, who are defending the besieged Syrian border town, had received a first US
Brasilia: Less a week before Brazil`s presidential elections, two new polls Monday showed incumbent Dilma Rousseff fractionally ahead of rival Aecio Neves in a race that is still too close to
Hong Kong: Hong Kong`s Beijing-backed leader Leung Chun-ying told media that if the government met pro-democracy protesters` demands it would result in the city`s poorer people dominating
Benghazi: Libya`s beleaguered elected Parliament has declared a formal alliance with a renegade former general, as it struggles to assert some authority in a country many fear is sliding into
Moscow: The CEO of French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie has died after a private jet crashed at a Moscow airport, Russian media reported Tuesday citing aviation and law enforcement
Quebec: A man who mowed down two Canadian soldiers Monday in a Quebec supermarket parking lot died from shots by police, authorities said.
One of the two soldiers is in critical condition in
San Fernando (US): A US man was charged with killing a Saudi Arabian college student whose body was found along a desert freeway, nearly 241 kilometres from his home.
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Quito: A magnitude-6 earthquake has rattled Ecuador's border with Colombia, shaking low-lying buildings and frightening residents in the sparsely-populated area.
There were no immediate
Washington: The United States on Monday urged Kinshasa to reverse a decision to expel the UN`s rights envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo after a damning report on
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