Thailand’s junta won approval from the king Tuesday for an interim constitution mapping out year-long political reforms expected to curb the influence of fugitive ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra.
An outbreak of encephalitis has killed 60 people in two weeks in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, a top health official has said, calling the situation “alarming’.
Extreme weather caused by Typhoon Rammasun has killed 27 people in Vietnam, with the storm unleashing flash floods, landslides and lightning strikes, authorities said Tuesday.
A German court ruled for the first time Tuesday that seriously ill patients may grow their own marijuana for medical purposes in certain cases.
Al-Qaeda has threatened to sever the hands of “corrupt” officials in the southeastern province of Hadramawt, where the jihadists have been trying to impose their strict version of Islamic sharia law.
A train carrying some 280 bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived Tuesday in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine, an AFP journalist at the scene said.
The reform-minded governor of teeming Jakarta, Joko Widodo, has comfortably won Indonesia’s closely-fought presidential race against a controversial ex-general with deep roots in the era of strongman Suharto, final results showed Tuesday.
European Union foreign ministers agreed Tuesday to expand sanctions on Syria over the government’s “violent repression” of its civilian population.
UCPN (Maoist) and four other political parties have asked the government not to precede the anti-national ‘power trade agreement’ with India at any cost.
To the sound of Shakira’s Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) robots demonstrated their dance steps, screaming recruits drilled with bayonets and tanks rolled as China’s military offered a rare moment of openness Tuesday.
Nepal has expressed its commitment to a five-point commitment and resolution against child marriage in an international conference.