Ruling party official says it is inevitable that some people will never be allowed back into areas near the Fukushima nuclear plant.
A US drone strike on the Pakistani Taliban leader threatens government efforts to start peace talks.
Paul Anthony Ciancia, said to be "unresponsive" in hospital, has been charged with the murder of a federal officer at the LA International Airport.
Pakistan's wily spinners gave a masterclass in slow bowling to bamboozle South Africa's batting lineup and lead their side to a 66-run victory.
Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court has dumped a law against insulting the president, which has been used to arrest Robert Mugabe's dissenters.
Four officials have pleaded not guilty in anti-corruption court over a $15-million tender for equipment that was meant to prevent vote fraud.
Chinese authorities investigating what could be Beijing's first major suicide attack have been searching for two men from Muslim-dominated Xinjiang.
The World Health Organisation has confirmed a polio outbreak among young children in north-east Syria, adding that the risk is high for it to spread.
Lou Reed, whose band the Velvet Underground became one of the most influential in rock has died at the age of 71.
At least 49 were killed in Baghdad on Sunday in predominantly Shi'ite Muslim areas.