21 May 2013, 13:32
Several bomb blasts have killed at least 12 people in Iraq, police say, a day after more than 70 died in attacks on majority Shi'ites.
21 May 2013, 13:05
Pakistani politician Imran Khan is to leave hospital on Wednesday, his party and medics said on Tuesday, two weeks after breaking bones in his back in a fall at an election rally.
21 May 2013, 12:27
A court in Myanmar has sentenced seven Muslims to terms ranging from life to two years in prison for the killing of a Buddhist monk during sectarian violence.
21 May 2013, 12:09
Cardinal Sean O'Malley has skipped Boston College's commencement to protest its decision to honour Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who backs legislation to permit abortion.
21 May 2013, 11:30
Residents of a western Mexico area who have endured months besieged by a drug cartel have cheered the arrival of hundreds of Mexican soldiers.
21 May 2013, 12:01
Guatemala's top court overturns ex-dictator's genocide conviction, orders trial to resume
21 May 2013, 11:30
Thousands of New Yorkers - including mayoral candidate Christine Quinn - have marched to protest against the shooting death of a gay man.
21 May 2013, 11:00
The death toll from a mine tunnel collapse in eastern Indonesia has risen to 21, says the US operator, as rescuers search for another seven workers now also presumed dead.
21 May 2013, 10:31
Indonesian authorities have arrested an Iranian-born Australian resident who they suspect headed a people-smuggling network that spanned the country, says a report.
21 May 2013, 10:03
Americans who survived the massive tornado that barrelled through an Oklahoma City suburb have described their race for shelter.
21 May 2013, 09:31
Israeli soldiers patrolling the disputed Golan Heights along the border with Syria have fired back after coming under fire overnight, an Israeli Defense Forces statement says.
21 May 2013, 08:28
A powerful tornado has swept through an Oklahoma City suburb, leaving at least 91 people dead, including 20 children, local officials say.
21 May 2013, 08:27
President Barack Obama has urged the president of Myanmar to take steps to halt violence against Muslims in his country and move ahead with economic and political reforms.
20 May 2013, 16:20
At least 43 people have been killed in car bomb explosions targeting Shi'ite Muslims in the Iraqi capital and the southern oil hub of Basra, police and medics say.
20 May 2013, 16:01
A court has granted bail to former president Pervez Musharraf who has been under house arrest on charges of failing to provide adequate security for Benazir Bhutto before her assassination.
20 May 2013, 15:31
A Brazilian and a Spanish tourist have died and 23 other people have been hurt after two hot-air balloons collided in central Turkey, officials said.
20 May 2013, 15:01
A businesswoman in southern China has been sentenced to death in the government's latest crackdown on underground lending that is widely used by entrepreneurs.
20 May 2013, 12:36
A street vendor has died in Saudi Arabia after setting himself on fire in protest at having his goods confiscated by police, human rights activists report.
20 May 2013, 14:02
Two FBI special agents on the agency's elite Hostage Rescue Team have been killed in a training accident in Virginia.
20 May 2013, 13:31
Bangladeshi police have fired rubber bullets and tear gas at thousands of garment workers as they demanded a wage hike at a protest in a manufacturing hub.
20 May 2013, 13:07
Australia seized a record 23 tonnes of illicit drugs in 2011-2012 with arrests at a 10-year high, data shows, as officials warn the country has become a key target for traffickers.
20 May 2013, 12:30
Myanmar's victims of sectarian strife have been spared the full force of Cyclone Mahasen, but many are now returning to flimsy tents in flood-prone camps.
20 May 2013, 12:03
A "war on mosques" using weapons ranging from bombs to mortar rounds is raging in Iraq.
20 May 2013, 11:43
Rescuers have recovered five more bodies from a collapsed underground room at a giant US-owned gold and copper mine in Indonesia, police say.
20 May 2013, 11:01
North Korea has fired another short-range missile into the Sea of Japan, the latest in a series of missile drills that have been condemned by South Korea and UN chief Ban Ki-Moon.