JAKARTA: A Christian has been inaugurated as governor of the Indonesian capital for the first time in 50 years, despite weeks of protests from hardliners in the country.
WASHINGTON: The number of foreign exchange students studying at US colleges and universities is at a record high, with nearly a third coming from China.
LONDON: A British space venture is giving ordinary citizens the chance to leave their mark on the moon in a decade’s time while helping scientists scout a possible location for a permanent base there.
JAKARTA: Indonesia’s national police were urged Tuesday to halt virginity tests for women applying to join the force in the country with Human Rights Watch saying the practice was harmful and humiliat
GENEVA: A new kind of bird flu hitting European poultry farms will surely continue to spread among birds, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, urging countries to be “vigilant.”
LONDON: The number of people killed globally in terrorist attacks jumped by 61 percent in 2013, reflecting the rise of Boko Haram and Islamic State jihadists, the Institute for Economics and Peace sai
LONDON: A British judge on Tuesday ordered the hospitalization of a depressed South African woman who smothered her three young disabled children as they slept before attempting suicide.
NEW DELHI: India has quarantined a man who was cured of Ebola in Liberia but continued to show traces of the virus in samples of his semen after arriving in the country, the Indian Health Ministry sai
BARWALA, India: Hundreds of armed supporters of a controversial guru clashed Tuesday with baton-wielding riot police who tried to storm his fortified ashram and arrest him in northern India, officers
TOKYO: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday he was calling a snap election and delaying an expected sales tax rise after figures showed Japan was in recession.
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