A South African soldier stands near a structure which is being built in the compound of the late former South African president Nelson Mandela's former home on Monday. (AFP)
SYDNEY: Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has declared her meetings with her Indonesian counterpart on the fraught issue of turning back asylum-seeker boats to the sprawling archipelago “very
NEW DELHI: India’s Cabinet moved to shield politicians found guilty of crimes by passing an executive order on Tuesday that could allow convicted lawmakers to continue to hold office and stand in el
NEW DELHI: India urged citizens to “take the bus” Tuesday as it announced an energy savings campaign aimed at knocking $5 billion off its fuel bill, which has risen sharply in recent months.
MUMBAI: Investigators from Islamabad began cross-examining witnesses in Mumbai on Tuesday over the deadly attacks on the Indian city in 2008, after seven people in Pakistan were charged over the ca
HANOI: Heavy monsoon rains exacerbated by Typhoon Usagi have pounded parts of Vietnam and Cambodia killing at least 36 people, authorities said Tuesday, with many swept to their deaths in floods.
JOHANNESBURG: South African President Jacob Zuma criticized the United Nations Security Council as ‘outdated’ and ‘undemocratic’ ahead of a world leaders’ meeting in N
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s military harassed and intimidated ethnic minority Tamil voters and candidates during the first ever local elections in the former warzone, foreign observers confirmed Tuesday.
MURMANSK, Russia: Russia filed piracy charges Tuesday against Greenpeace activists who tried to climb onto an offshore drilling platform in the Arctic owned by the state-controlled gas company Gazprom
MANILA: Five Philippine soldiers have been arrested for looting during a lengthy battle against Muslim guerrillas, a military spokesman said Tuesday, in the first such disciplinary action in recent me
ASHULIA, Bangladesh: Protesting Bangladesh garment workers complained Tuesday they cannot even afford to feed their families as they staged a fourth day of street protests demanding a near-tripling of
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