A bombing in southern Pakistan killed a police officer known for his anti-militant campaigns and three other people today.
April 24, 2014 5:23pm
Searchers for missing Flight MH370 face tough choices on how to proceed after almost seven fruitless weeks, with only a fraction of a deep-sea zone still left to be scanned.
April 24, 2014 4:48pm
The Ukrainian government and pro-Russia insurgents report at least two deaths on the pro-Russia side during clashes in east Ukraine.
April 24, 2014 4:28pm
The interior ministry confirmed the rebel assault and claimed it was led "by a Russian soldier".
April 24, 2014 1:33pm
Pakistan fighter jets on Thursday attacked Taliban hideouts in the lawless northwestern tribal belt and killed at least 12 suspected militants, officials said.
April 24, 2014 12:56pm
An Afghan security guard opened fire on the medical staff at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning and killed three foreigners, including at least one doctor, police said.
April 24, 2014 12:45pm
President Barack Obama says he wants to see a dispute between China and Japan over islands in the East China Sea resolved peacefully.
April 24, 2014 12:37pm
Access for foreign aid has not improved for millions of Syrians desperately in need, violating a Security Council resolution passed two months ago, the UN chief said on Wednesday.
April 24, 2014 6:44am
Turkey's prime minister offered his condolences on Wednesday over the massacre of Armenians during World War I, calling it "our shared pain", the country's most significant overture yet over the deeply divisive episode.
April 24, 2014 4:12am
The United States dismissed as "ludicrous" Wednesday claims by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that it was funding or running an offensive in Ukraine as Washington and Moscow again traded barbs.
April 24, 2014 4:08am
An Army private convicted of providing classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday toward living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
April 24, 2014 4:02am
When the New York Police Department asked Twitter users on Tuesday to share their photographs with police officers, they were perhaps expecting a few feel-good neighbourhood scenes or tourists with police horses in Times Square.
April 24, 2014 3:55am
Preet Bharara’s perfect record, 80 insider trading convictions without a single defeat, is in jeopardy.
April 24, 2014 3:50am
A Chinese dissident who died in detention last month is one of three nominees for an award often dubbed the Nobel prize for human rights, organizers said today.
April 23, 2014 8:31pm
The Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas's Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) agreed on Wednesday to implement a unity pact, both sides announced in a joint news conference.
April 23, 2014 8:04pm
A primary school teacher in China has been sentenced to death for raping and molesting about 11 students, the latest in a series of sexual assault convictions involving teachers.
April 23, 2014 6:49pm
US President Barack Obama landed in Tokyo today to launch an Asian tour dedicated to reinvigorating his policy of "rebalancing" US foreign policy towards a dynamic Asia.
April 23, 2014 5:12pm
Russia issued a blunt warning Wednesday it would respond if its interests are attacked in Ukraine, as pro-Kremlin rebels in the restive east of the country braced for a new military offensive by Kiev.
April 23, 2014 4:45pm
Authorities are investigating whether "unidentified material" washed up on the southwest coast of Australia has any link to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, officials said Wednesday.
April 23, 2014 4:08pm
An Egyptian police brigadier general was killed Wednesday by a bomb placed under a police car in Cairo, security officials said.
April 23, 2014 1:17pm
Afghanistan's presidential election result has been delayed by two days due to fraud investigations and will now be released on Saturday, officials said on Wednesday as they vowed to sift out fake votes.
April 23, 2014 12:55pm
One person was shot dead as violent protests erupted near Rio's famed Copacabana beach after a dancer was killed allegedly by police, less than two months before the World Cup in Brazil.
April 23, 2014 12:27pm
US secretary of state John Kerry told Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov in a telephone call on Tuesday that Washington would impose more sanctions on Russia if tensions did not de-escalate in eastern Ukraine.
April 23, 2014 12:16pm
China has cancelled 14,455 press cards issued to journalists in a nationwide crackdown on "bogus journalists".
April 23, 2014 11:58am