SORELY MISSING: Oscar Pistorius puts his hand to his face during his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, on Thursday. (AP)
NEW DELHI: Afghan President Hamid Karzai has become a father again at the age of 56 after his wife gave birth to their third child in India, according to an embassy statement.
KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian couple was sentenced to hang for starving their Indonesian maid to death, a defense lawyer said, one of a string of shocking cases spotlighting abuse of domestic helpers i
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine: Lawmakers in Crimea voted to join Russia on Thursday, escalating tensions in Ukraine as the new government in Kiev said it wanted to sign an EU agreement “as soon as possible”
PARIS: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni are to file a legal complaint over secret audio recordings made of them by an adviser during the 2012 election campaign, lawyers
PRETORIA, South Africa: As the girlfriend he shot lay dead or dying in his home, a weeping, praying Oscar Pistorius knelt at her side and struggled in vain to help her breathe by holding two fingers i
WASHINGTON: With dozen of lawmakers listening raptly, the Nobel laureate from Tibet the Dalai Lama opened the session in the US Senate on Thursday with his favorite words of advice.
GENEVA: United Nations human rights experts demanded answers Thursday from Venezuela’s government about the use of violence and imprisonment in a crackdown on widespread demonstrations.
BEIJING: Beijing expressed concern Thursday after North Korea fired a rocket into the flight path of a Chinese airliner during weapons tests.
ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to dissolve its negotiating committee tasked with holding peace talks with the Taleban.
GENEVA: Sri Lanka dismissed a UN report calling for an international probe into allegations of war crimes at the end of its civil war as “fundamentally flawed.”
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